"God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him in the midst of loss, not prosperity." --John Piper

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe! (Nyuk nyuk)

Chapter 2, Part 2

A basic idea in math and/or science states that if your beginning theory is off, all subsequent theories based on that idea stand a high likelyhood of being off as well. To illustrate, if you were hitting a golf ball, and had all of the mechanics of a proper swing down pat, you still are not ensured of keeping the ball in the fairway if you do not aim in the right direction!

This section challenges much of what many evangelical churches hold dearly to, that God loves us, wants good things for us, and if we just follow some simple steps we are saved. But, the author says, the Biblical view is that we are an enemy of God, we are dead in our sins, and we are dependent on God to save us.

These are 2 very different perspectives. Both can preach, but can both save?

1 comment:

Kansas Bob said...

Encouraging to me that, though we are enemies of God, He loves us (ala John 3:16) and he commands us to love our enemies in the same way that He loves his enemies.