Wednesday, November 7, 2007

“Becoming a Christian means being sick of your sin, longing for forgiveness and rescue from present evil and future hell, and affirming your commitment to the lordship of Christ to the point where you are willing to forsake everything… it isn’t just holding up your hand or walking down an aisle and saying, “I love Jesus.” It is not easy, it is not user-friendly or seeker-sensitive; it isn’t a rosy, perfect world where Jesus gives you whatever you want. It is hard, it is sacrificial, and it supersedes everything" (MacArthur, Hard to Believe, 132-33).

3 comments:

Dave said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

We are not rescued from sin or hell, but ultimately from a Just and Holy God. His wrath fell upon His one and only Son. That is what I have been saved (rescued) from. The cup contained God's wrath. Being united with Christ, the Father can now look on me as righteous. That is what it is to become a Christian.
Andrew

Dave said...

Matt. 1:21 "She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins"

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