Sunday, August 23, 2009

Just As Lost

1 Corinthians 1:23-24 boldly states that the religious are in the same boat as the worldly: uncalled. The difference is that religious people appear called; they claim to believe in Christ, but believe in their belief in Christ (free will) instead; worldly people at least dispense with the hypocrisy and state plainly their disbelief in Christ. What qualifies a person as religious? Salvation by self. To the religious person, the cross is a snare in that it is too finished. Religion says that man must work for (finish) his salvation. The most subtle way to believe in salvation by works is to believe in human free will. Human free will substitutes the will of man for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the final arbiter of salvation.
Martin Zender

1 comment:

  1. I see it the same way Cheza. It was about a year and a half ago I began to share that those that believe in "free will" need to be saved.

    I came to the conclusion that I fell away from Christ almost immediately upon being gathered in by the organized church with their doctrine of free will. I realized the only time, in those ten years of church attendance, that God and I had a lively bond and He ministered to my soul was when I was in crisis mode and had no strength of myself. Truly God condescends when we come to the end of ourselves and so He did during those times of great need. He's good like that.

    I am sure enjoying your blog publishing's and hope you don't mind if I re-share some of them on my other blog Jackson Hole and Christ.