Daily Archives: May 30, 2011

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Today is a day of national remembrance for the United States:  Memorial Day. We pause collectively to remember that many have died for our benefit.  On this day of remembered sacrifice, it is humbling to consider why so many have offered their lives so that we could live in freedom. We could think, as many do, that these sacrificial deaths are proof of an inherent goodness in man, and that despite all man’s negative traits, the spark of goodness remains. Surely, the willingness to die in battle shows that man is basically good in some way.  But such thinking would miss the mark, eliminating the need for Christ to die for sin. But if man is totally depraved, then how […]