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].

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Jesus - You Are My Only Hope

Jesus, I look to you alone as my only hope of salvation. I am utterly unable to save myself. Be merciful to me a sinner!

That was the heart-felt cry of somebody I know who came to Christ under the preaching of a "Lordship" ministry.

Any questions?!?!

4 Comments:

Blogger jazzycat said...

Mark,
Would you that a person who repents from a conviction of sin has a heartfelt desire to be obedient to Christ?

Therefore, he would willingly follow the lordship of Christ out of gratitude!

January 08, 2009 8:24 AM

 
Blogger mark pierson said...

Is unrepentent faith scriptural?

I've seen attempts by those who would answer the above question with a "yes". They look at the Ephesians in Acts 19 and claim the Ephesians who came forward were 2 years in the Lord before they came forth to burn their books on the occult. Then they tell us to notice that it says "many" came forward to do so, not "all"...

Look at that chapter yourself and see if their views here aren't a tad desperate.

January 08, 2009 11:54 AM

 
Blogger Shiloh Guy said...

Can there be any true repentance WITHOUT conviction of sin? And can there be any true conviction of sin WITHOUT the work of the Holy Spirit? And can man move the hand of the Holy Spirit who does ONLY what the will of God commands and whose movements are as mysterious as the wind? And does not the definition of repentance REQUIRE a changing of one's mind and a turning toward obeying the will of the Lord? These things cannot be doubted. They are all clearly taught in the Bible.

My understanding of lordship is that a person is PURSUING obedience BECAUSE Christ is Lord. It does not mean that we stop sinning entirely but that we cannot claim to be followers of Christ while tolerating our own sin. So those who came forward to burn their scrolls came because they were convicted of their sin. It appears they came and confessed their evil deeds when they were converted. The term "many" can only be taken to indicate that it wasn't just "a few" who came.

January 08, 2009 7:26 PM

 
Blogger Baptist Girl said...

When a person comes to the Lord, He sees his dirty filthy depraved life and is disgusted with himself and when a person sees that, are they not disgusted and repentive of that life...yes they or should be.
Repentance and Faith are joined arm in arm.

January 09, 2009 1:32 PM

 

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