Friday, August 8, 2008

One World, One Dream (Olympic Theme)

The motto for the 2008 Olympics is "One World, One Dream". The motto seeks to lift up the vision of world harmony. The question is: Can there really be world harmony in a world where core beliefs and values are opposed to one another?

While I'm not suggesting that we should not seek harmony where possible, at the same time the world is either naive or simply setting false hopes before man if believes that there will be world harmony.

Christ has come because there is not harmony... and he has come to provide that there might again be harmony (but harmony that also includes creation in harmony with its creator).

There's lack of harmony where the world opposes those who do not look to this life and to the things of this world as our ultimate satisfaction. There's lack of harmony in places where sin reigns and where man does not seek after or follow the way of peace. There's lack of harmony when it comes to the end to which man should live as well as the solution that will ultimately lead toward our greatest purpose and fulfillment.

While it's true there is "One World and One Reality" (that found in Scripture) those who buy the line of world harmony (apart from Christ's accomplishment & culmination) participate together in "One Dream".

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)




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