January 26, 2010 by Stacy McDonald
For anyone who is tired of the psycho-babble that is so part of our culture today, you’ll love this video. Everyone should watch it at least once…
The funny part is that he says everything we want to say, but don’t. I loved it when she tried to blame her mother for the fact that she over eats, and Newhart said, “Oh no, no, no…we don’t go there.” And then when she argues by telling him what her horoscope says, he said, “No, we definitely don’t go there!”
The sad part is that we can’t “stop it.” At least, not on our own. And too many of us, rather than repent and turn to Jesus with our sin, try to simply “stop it” in our own strength, which doesn’t work.
“So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.” (Romans 7:21-25, ESV)
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1-4, ESV)
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:37-39, ESV)