We know that there are multiple problems with the evangelical presentation of the so-called “Four Spiritual Laws,” created by Bill Bright working with Campus Crusade.
Are you aware of anyone in the brotherhood coming up with a biblical version of this presentation?
I know of one here in Brazil.
I’d be interested in seeing others. I’m working on an outline about it (in Portuguese, sorry). Would love to insert some tweaks by the brethren.
Please share a link if you know of one.
“…the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from their trials, and to reserve the unrighteous for punishment at the day of judgment,”
2 Peter 2.9
Peter assures his readers that the Lord will act, both on their behalf and against the unrighteous. One entails the other.
What kind of reaction can we have toward this double-sided truth?
#salvation #judgment #VOTD
“For there is no distinction between the Jew and the Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all, who richly blesses all who call on him.”
Paul argues that Christ brings righteousness to everyone who believes, v. 4. His rich blessings refer to salvation and all that accompanies it. To call upon him is to appeal to God for salvation rather than one’s own righteousness.
Christ is Lord of all, so that means there is one way to be saved, by calling on him. What does this calling entail, according to the Bible?
#Christ as Lord #salvation #calling #VOTD
Seek the Lord. The love of heaven is “from everlasting to everlasting,” Psalms 103:17. It “endures forever,” Psalms 106:1. But it can be ignored. Herein lays the wonder of grace. Salvation involves divine initiative and human response. The Lord gives. Man must receive. When we do not accept what He offers, He cannot supply what we need, Matthew 23:37.
—Ed Mathews, Plow New Ground
#love #seek #salvation
“For just as through the disobedience of the one man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of one man many will be made righteous.”
Through Adam, sin was brought into the world. His disobedience allowed sin to reign. Christ’s obedience is the greater feat, however, for many may be made right with God.
We may become righteous through faith and obedience to the gospel. Have you obeyed the gospel? Christ cancels out our sin.
#Jesus #salvation #VOTD
“You assist those who delight in doing what is right, who observe your commandments. Look, you were angry because we violated them continually. How then can we be saved?”
Israel was repeatedly disobedient, and for that God punished them. The first step in repentance is realizing that the holy God blesses the obedient.
What a wonderful question! Let everyone ask it. What other spiritual questions ought we to ask?
#salvation #obedience #VOTD
“I asked, ‘What should I do, Lord?’ And the Lord told me, ‘Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told everything you are to do.’”
Acts 22.10 NLT
Saul the persecutor saw the Lord Jesus on his way to find Christians in Damascus. When he realized who the Lord was, he asked an all-important question. Since God’s plan called for Christians to proclaim the gospel’s terms, even Christ respected it. A man would later tell Saul what to do to be saved.
The Lord did not criticize Saul’s question as some do today. There is something to be done to be saved. Who told Saul what to do to be saved, and what did he tell him?
#salvation #tell-it #VOTD