Confessions Of An Ex-'Jesus Christian'

Confessions of an ex-‘Jesus Christian’ (2)


2. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy (Romans 9:15)

Why are you hating on grace?  Does your truth subtract from My grace?  Mercy is Mine to give, and I will give to whom I will.  And many who were first shall be last, and the last, first…

One of the things the Jesus Christians hated most was the talk and the preaching of grace!!!  It didn’t make sense to their worldview that you must obey Jesus to be saved.  Because Jesus said that “unless you forsake all, you cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33) and, to them, that meant everyone had to sell their possessions and give to the poor, forsake their jobs, family, friends, etc, before they could be considered Christian.

But there is something about grace…  It is not about us!  It is about God.  It’s about His loving and sovereign nature.  We can’t stop Him from blessing who He wants to bless, and using who He wants to use…  No matter what we have given up to follow Him (Matt 20:1-16), we are but unprofitable servants who have only done our duty (Luke 17:10).  And we are never in a position to judge His calling on another man’s life (Rom 14:10-13)…

Read more at http://blog.ufuomaee.org/confession-of-an-ex-jesus-christian-2/

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