Friday, March 11, 2011

How Firm a Foundation

Can we really begin to be healed before we truly relax in the love of Christ and become utterly dependent on his grace?

The whole of Christianity is built on the foundation of Christ.

A correct view of mankind is understanding mankind is dead. Utterly helpless and lifeless, God, in his sovereignty, picks him up and breathes life into him. He causes us to stand. He holds us up.

True Christianity is Christianity that brings joy to a sinners heart because his eyes are opened to the reality that God does not require anything from him, but has himself provided the sacrifice needed to take away all judgment. True Christianity is all of God's doing and all of man's trust in that doing.

Christianity is that I do absolutely nothing but put my whole trust on Christ and Christ alone.

What distortion some will give the good news that God brings to the world. His news and his gift was intended to change a man's heart and draw him close, but these people scare the sheep away from their shepherd. I don't doubt the condemnation that waits for those who put a stumbling block in the way of someone who wants so much to trust in Christ alone, but is constantly hindered by false teaching.

"Anyone who causes one of these little ones who trust in me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a millstone tied around his neck and be thrown into the depth of the sea."

You can trust totally in Christ and rest assured his work is a sure work and his work paid the debt that was owed. He is strong enough to save you.


Anne said...

I love this Matt :)

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