OK, time to stir the pot a little. Our particular corner of the blogosphere has been buzzing fow a while now on the subject of atonement. I’ve enjoyed it, I don’t think we’ve nearly closed the topic, and I certainly intend to return there myself at some point. Nevertheless, I think we need to step back and pause for a reality check. First of all, … Continue reading Enough with salvation already!
It’s not about you.The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness.So begins that modern mogul of megachurches, Rick Warren, in his bestseller “The Purpose Driven Life.” He’s right, of course, though I wish he would have expanded the thought in more directions than he did. But I’m afraid that though millions bought … Continue reading Personal Salvation
We have it all wrong when we invite people to follow Jesus. The typical Evangelical invitation to Christ is, of course, summed up most fully in the so-called “Four Spiritual Laws.” In short, they are (and partially in my own words): God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life; Because you are sinful, you can’t experience God’s plan for your life; Jesus … Continue reading Atonement as Evangelism???