Thursday, July 24, 2008
Louie Giglio, laminin, and the cross
In no way am I writing this to discourage Louie Giglio's ministry in any way. He is an incredible communicator and has certainly done amazing things for the kingdom. Nonetheless, I have to talk about this. A friend of mine sent me this video today. As I watched it, I pretty much agreed with everything he was saying. In fact, the talk was passionate and full of biblical truth...up until...laminin? See for yourself.
I'm sorry, but the "left hook" or "final punch" to the sermon didn't do it for me. Honestly, a spaniard seeing Mary in a tortilla was more convincing than this. I mean, what are the chances of molecules shaping themselves randomly into a cross? Well, they are not too bad, actually. Ok, ok, I get the point: Jesus holds everything together and so does laminin, which happens to be in the shape of a cross. I don't know, this just didn't awe me like it did the audience. Maybe I wasn't in the moment?
Ok, here's the real reason why this didn't do it for me. Louie asked the question, "How can we know that this is true...that God will hold on to us no matter what?" Wow, what a suspenseful question! It certainly would have had me leaning on the edge of my seat! And this is where your apologetic methodology determines what your answer to that question would be. Essentially, Louie was asking, "How do I know that these words in the Bible are true?" Not knowing Louie's position on apologetic methodology, I had no idea what was coming!
Sure enough, it was evidentialism. In other words, the evidentialist answers that question by appealing to evidence. But not just any evidence; evidence from outside God's Word. He appealed to a molecule shaped like a cross. Whether you are an evidentialist or presuppositionalist, listen to what Louie is saying: "The way we can know for certain that God will hold on to us no matter what is because laminin is shaped like a cross." Am I missing something? If that's not what Louie is essentially saying, please correct me on this.