Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Saving faith and Christian discipleship have been reduced to the cliché "a personal relationship with Jesus." It’s hard to imagine a more disastrous twisting of what it means to be a Christian. Many people (including Judas and Satan) had some kind of "personal relationship" with Jesus during His earthly ministry without submitting to Him as Lord." —John MacArthur

2 comments:

Tom said...

This is a good quote. I wish that many professing Christians would take this to heart and realize that, basically, you need to do more than just know Jesus! You need to be actively trying to be like him each and everyday and continually try to build up the kingdom of God.

The Bororean said...

Actually Tom I don't believe I "need to do more than just know Jesus". That is a works based salvation that adds something to what Christ did on the Cross. What I need is a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ that understands that He is Lord of my life and if I am truly believing that He is Lord and have truly submitted my life to that then the evidence will be a life lived out in light of the Lord Jesus Christ. It's never Jesus plus something else i.e. good works.

Romans 4:5 "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness."