Theologian Reflects on Jobs' Death, Eternal Question

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It's been more than a week since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died, but many are still reflecting on the technological impact he made on the world.

Thursday, Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said Christians can learn from the life Jobs lived.

In an online commentary, Mohler commended Jobs for being, "One of the most influential cultural creatives of all time."

"Christians considering the life and death of Steve Jobs will do well to remember once again the power of an individual life," he explained.

"God has invested massive creative abilities in his human creatures. These are often used for good, and sometimes deployed to evil ends," he said.

Mohler went on to admit he was writing his entry on an Apple computer, listening to tunes from his iPad, while his iPhone sat on his desk.

But he warned Christians to not get so caught up in the praise of Steve Jobs that they forget the bigger picture of heaven and hell.

"Christians cannot leave the matter where the secular world will settle on Steve Jobs' legacy," Mohler wrote. "The secular conversation will evade questions of eternal significance, but Christians cannot."

"As is the case with so many kings, rulers, inventors, leaders, and shapers of history, Christians can learn from Steve Jobs and even admire many of his gifts and contributions," he continued. "Yet, we must also observe what is missing here."

Steve Jobs was a self-identified Buddhist. Following his death, several Christian leaders ironically thanked him for his technology that has made spreading the gospel so much easier.

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