One of the hottest speakers and authors who is part of what folks are calling the “intellectual dark web,” is without a doubt Dr. Jordan Peterson.
Peterson, who is a big advocate of free speech and has taken many opportunities to take a swift blade of logic to the fabric of political correctness, was recently giving a talk at Liberty University in Virginia when a man rushed the stage, crying and pleading for help.
That’s when something absolutely amazing happened.
In the video, you can hear a commotion occurring on the side of the stage and a young man rushes up onto the platform where the four men are seated and begins shouting and crying.
“My name is David … and I need help! I need help!” he cries. “I just wanted to meet you.
“I called 911,” David wails. “I want to be well. My God, I just want to know Him better.”
Rather than having security escort David off the stage, Nasser approaches the young man as he hits his knees and tells him he’s “in the right place.”
Peterson also approached David, opening his arms to him to offer comfort.
Nasser then prays for David, asking God to heal him, for the Holy Spirit to work in his life, and that David would get help. After the prayer is over, David is escorted from the stage as Nasser tells him, “Hey, buddy. We’re for you.”
Moved by the extraordinary event, Nasser took an opportunity to use the incident as a teaching moment to share the gospel. Peterson, who is himself not a Christian, is clearly moved by David, red faced and teary-eyed.
At the end of the event, Nasser interjects and prays that Peterson would find God.
This was a perfect opportunity for the gospel to go forward, not only for David, but also for Peterson. As someone who has so much good advice and counsel to offer, it would just simply be wonderful if he repented of his sins and put his faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Because advice and counsel aren’t enough to make you right in the presence of the Supreme Judge whom all have offended and broken His law.
David clearly has some very serious problems and needs a lot of help. God can help us through anything if we submit ourselves to His Word and obey His commands. The situation itself might not get better, but He can change our heart and give us strength to pull through it.
Here’s to hoping David finds the help he needs.