Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Lordship of The Lord

Mal 1:6 A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My fear? says Jehovah of Hosts to you, O priests who despise My name.

Scripture teaches that Jesus is Lord of all, and the faith He demands involves unconditional surrender (Rom. 6:17-18; 10:9-10). In other words, Christ does not bestow eternal life on those whose hearts remain set against Him (James 4:6). Surrender to Jesus’ lordship is not an addendum to the biblical terms of salvation; the summons to submission is at the heart of the gospel invitation throughout Scripture. In contrast, easy-believism teaches that submission to Christ’s supreme authority is not germane to the saving transaction. ~Source

Luk 6:46 "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you?


Rover said...

how much do I have to submit before He is willing to save me? This is so confusing. Do I have to submit as much as you do or more?

Denise said...

"Should the reader exclaim, I was not conscious of the heinousness of sin nor bowed down with a sense of my guilt when Christ saved me, then we unhesitatingly reply, Either you have never been saved at all, or you were not saved as early as you supposed. True, as the Christian grows in grace he has a clearer realization now what sin is—rebellion against God— and a deeper hatred of and sorrow for it: but to think that one may be saved by Christ whose conscience has never been smitten by the Spirit and whose heart has not been made contrite before God, is to imagine something which has no existence whatever in the realm of fact. "They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick" (Matt. 9:12): the only ones who really seek relief from the Great Physician are they that are sick of sin—who long to be delivered from its God-dishonouring works and its soul-defiling pollutions." For a fuller treatment: http://www.pbministries.org/books/pink/Miscellaneous/signs_of_the_times.htm

Its not confusing at all. Salvation is totally on God's terms, not your's. He's the Determiner of whom He saves and how He saves, and when He saves, not Man. He is Master, you are not. What gospel did you hear that submitting to His lordship is so foreign to you Rover?

Study the Gospel of John. Especially chapters 1,3, & 6.

The Gospel never appeals to the flesh, the "felt needs" of a person. Rather, the Gospel is offensive to the sin nature (see John 6). It rejects all of man's pride.

"God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." 1Peter 5:5; Prov. 3:34