Life and Death in the ER

This is a powerful clip from the TV show, ER, that I read about in Michael Horton's Christless Christianity. A man who was a former police officer and was responsible for the death of an innocent man is asking for answers about sin, forgiveness, death, and eternity from a chaplain who has no answers for him.  She does not speak to him about truth, but instead, about his perspective on living and getting rid of guilt by refocusing. She has no answers – only questions and statements like "I think it's up to each one of us to figure out what God wants."

Powerful video.  If you were in this situation, what would you say to this person?  How would you tell him how to find forgiveness?  What good does her "inclusive spirituality" do in a situation like this?  We have the gospel of Jesus Christ and it is the only message that can save sinners. Romans 3:21-26 talks about this man's concerns as it addresses sin, righteousness, faith, forgiveness, and judgment. People need real hope, not nice platitudes that do nothing for us. What are your thoughts about this? What would you say to him? What would you say to her? 

One Response to Life and Death in the ER

  1. Brother Alan,
    I don’t have time to answer all your questions now, but wanted to let you know I really appreciate this video. People want real answers… and we have them. Thanks for the reminder!
    Peace to you brother,
    From the Middle East