Eyes That See

“I Once Was Blind”

The Gospel

I just stumbled across a website where you can submit poetry for potential publishing.  After compiling a collection of my poetry, I noticed another collection in the “Religion and Spirituality” category that was titled something like “From Christian to Atheist to Christian.”  As this was the path that I have travelled, I decided to check it out.  I fear that the author has been deceived by the emergentism which relegates Christianity to the same level of all non-Christian religions by failing to address our sin and our hopelessness before the holy, righteous, and just living God.  This was my response to this person’s writing:

What matters is that God created us and He will one day judge us.  On our own, none of us have any hope on the day of judgment.  However, as Kevin DeYoung said in his book “Why We’re Not Emergent,” God sent Jesus Christ to live the life we couldn’t, and to die the death that we deserve.  He died in our place to pay the penalty of our sin.  By loving, faithful obedience to Jesus Christ, by trusting in Him and repenting of our sins, and by persevering in faith until the end, those who believe in the only name under heaven that can save, the name of Jesus Christ, will be forgiven of their sins, reconciled to their Creator, and will inherit the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ.  Jesus said that we are to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect.  The only hope that we have is to trust in the promises of the Word of God, that by faith the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ will be ours, we will be adopted as sons by the living God, and we will be fellow heirs with Jesus and inherit the world.  I too have gone from Christianity to Atheism to Christianity.  But by the gospel of God, which is His power unto salvation for everyone who believes, it has been given to me to see that the only hope in my hopelessness is the hope provided by the person, work, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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August 18, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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