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“We cannot deal with people like human beings, we cannot deal with them on the high level of true humanity, unless we really know their origin–who they are.  God tells man who he is.  God tells u that he created man in his image.  So man is something wonderful . . .

The Bible says that you are wonderful because you are made in the image of God, but that you are flawed because, at a space-time point of history, man fell. The Reformation man knew that man was going to hell  because of revolt against God.  But the Reformation man and the people who, following the Reformation, built the culture of Northern Europe knew that, while man is morally guilty before the God who exists, he is not nothing.  Modern man tends to think that he is nothing.  These people knew that they were the very opposite of nothing because they knew that they were made in the image of God. Even though they were fallen, and, without the non-humanistic solution of Christ and his substitutionary death, would go to hell, this still did not mean that they were nothing.”

Francis A. Schaeffer, Escape from Reason

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