A few days ago I posted some thoughts on my blog under the title Practicality vs Airy Fairy.
Those thoughts were inspired by the contrast I’d seen between the very practical content of Jeff’s recent series of articles on his Anti-itch Meditation blog about Justification, and an article sent to me by a friend that seemed to be all “head in the clouds” with little practical meaning; an article written by a very respected Christian identity.
This current article on Jeff’s site continues the practical and challenging line of his justification writings.
Many years ago I was talking to an older guy about fixing a broken something or other. He was a handyman type, knew how to fix everything. I’m a waste of space at fixing things.
He was telling me how simple it was to do this repair. To emphasize how simple it was he said, “It’s as easy as getting saved.”
I was stunned by his statement. I remember laughing and saying something like, “Hm, I never thought getting saved was all that easy.” He was then stunned by my statement!
There are many who think “getting saved” is easy. If you view justification by faith alone the way most do–nodding your head yes at the appropriate time of the emotional Gospel presentation–then yeah, getting saved is easy.
Easy Salvation agrees to the facts of the Gospel and you’re good to go.
What amazes me is watching Jesus Christ talk…
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