Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Follower of Christ, husband of Abby, member of Kosmosdale Baptist Church, and tutor/staff member at Sayers Classical Academy.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A short reflection on what Christianity is NOT and what it IS.

Often American evangelicalism focuses on the feelings that people experience in worship. And we should feel JOY as Christians. But the Christian faith is not primarily about working ourselves up into a certain emotional state.

In the Reformed tradition, we often focus upon honoring God with our minds, and rightly so. But the Christian faith is not primarily an intellectual exercise.

Rather, the Christian faith is first and foremost a relationship with a Person: the living Lord Jesus.

Now, neither I nor anyone reading this post has ever yet seen the resurrected Christ face-to-face. And so we must take hold of Him by faith. This faith itself is a gift from God, coming through the gospel, which is found in God's Word: the Holy Bible.

For this reason, the Christian faith returns again and again to Scripture, the vehicle of the Holy Spirit.

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Blogger Andrew and Abby said...

Did this post spring from Mike calling you a rigid reformist? LOL! --Abby

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