LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Is He your Lord? Or not?


Is it Biblical to deny Jesus His title and rule as Lord over our individual lives if we claim that He is our Savior?

To what extent is the born-from-above Christian "free" in Christian liberty? Is s/he free to not submit all to the Lord's rule over his/her life?

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14 Comments:

Blogger Scribe said...

A Christian freedom is to live for Christ not wallow in former lusts.

September 04, 2007 6:41 PM

 
Blogger Susan said...

Scribe,
I agree.
It is to be freed from our slavery to sin, to view it as such, and not indulge it.
To deny our self and submit to Him and His Lordship over our lives as true freedom.

September 04, 2007 8:11 PM

 
Blogger only1way said...

No Susan it is not Biblical to deny Jesus His rightful place as the Divine Ruler in our lives. But not only is it not within our liberty to do so it is not even within our ability to do so. What part did we have in making Him our Savior? Answer, no part. Salvation, as we all know, is all of Him. Is it any different with His Lordship in our lives. I don't believe so. It was sovereign choice that made Him our Savior and it is sovereign choice that will make Hin our Lord. We cannot deny Him his rightful place.
Dan 4:35

September 05, 2007 12:20 AM

 
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Is it Biblical to deny Jesus His title and rule as Lord over our individual lives if we claim that He is our Savior?

No.

Is s/he free to not submit all to the Lord's rule over his/her life?

No.

September 05, 2007 3:13 AM

 
Blogger Susan said...

John,
That's magnificent:
"all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, "What have you done?"
- Daniel 4:35

Matthew,
I agree with your answers. It doesn't bode well, however, for people who will not say (and of course, live) that He is Lord over their lives, even though they may stumble, as we all do at times.

September 05, 2007 10:25 AM

 
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Susan, I have never met a professing Christian who denied that 'Jesus was Lord over her life.'

I have met plenty of professing Christians who needed to yield to God in some area or in some cases, quite a few areas.

God Bless

Matthew

September 06, 2007 3:19 AM

 
Blogger Susan said...

Matthew,

Neither have I "met" any professing Christian who flatly denies that He is that person's Lord, however I have seen professing Christians reluctant to call them his/her Lord.

September 06, 2007 10:35 AM

 
Blogger Susan said...

that should read:

"reluctant to call Him his/her Lord."

September 06, 2007 10:36 AM

 
Blogger Rose~ said...

Susan,
If you are talking about me, I think you have misunderstood me.

He is my Lord and Master.
I am just not the best subject, but I am working on it ... as He works in me. I certainly think every Christian should walk in newness of life, deny self, pick up our cross and follow Him, yeilding to His Spirit. I hope that clear things up. see ya.

September 06, 2007 11:09 AM

 
Blogger Susan said...

Rose,

You are correct, and I need to ask for your forgiveness. There is much in my own life that needs correction as well.

September 06, 2007 11:24 AM

 
Blogger Rose~ said...

Susan,
I am not sure what you mean, forgiveness for what? Thank you.

September 06, 2007 12:27 PM

 
Blogger Susan said...

Rose,

Forgiveness for misunderstanding the following exchange:

Mark: See, Rose, Your testimony is not all that different than mine because in both cases Christ ended up as Lord and Master of our lives.

Rose: Dear Mark, I have sadly not arrived yet at having made Christ the Lord over everyhting in my life. I still can be very selfish and unkind. Jealousy and pride get in my way and I know they are not what Christ would have me walk in. Can I rightly say that I have submitted wholly to Christ in these areas - even now? I am not comfortable saying that. It seems that it would be presumtuous of me to say that I have fully made Christ my Master. I am OK with declaring from the hilltops though, that I can stand before my Creator because of what Jesus Christ has done. Tetellesti! He completed the work. When I am translated or resurrected, I will be perfect then ...

I’ll leave it at that and let your words speak for themselves.

Peace.

September 06, 2007 3:58 PM

 
Blogger Rose~ said...

Ok, Susan,
I forgive you for misunderstanding.
Thanks.

September 06, 2007 4:21 PM

 
Blogger Rose~ said...

forgive me for my spelling errors! yikes

September 06, 2007 4:21 PM

 

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