Friday, March 22, 2013

Simplicity is Beautiful

In a very real sense, one of the most beautiful things about Christianity is the very beauty of simplicity. Being able to sum up the gospel into one phrase, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." That's the beauty of the gospel. When you ask an unbeliever how they determine their ethics, they'll hammer around the issue and they have no real answer. It's complicated. It's full of holes. Ask a Christian, and you get, I love God and His word, he determines my ethics. Again, simple and beautiful. Yes, there are elements of Christianity that are complex. But that's the beauty of it. Simple to explain, and yet complex. It's like design. Creating a product that is beautiful and simple but with lots of texture and intricacies. We all hate products that are complex and difficult to understand from the outset. And this is how humanist forms of thought are. They are complex and utterly miserable to listen to. They are complicated and confusing. They change every 15 years. God doesn't change. The ethics that he gave us in His word don't change. He is immovable. He keeps His word. And we can rest in Him.