Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Are You Comfortable?
My question is, "Are you comfortable with your salvation?" I hope not. So much discussion of assurance of salvation and I keep thinking a little lack of assurance is a good thing.
See here's what it boils down to. When you don't know for sure, you keep trying. And that does not mean you keep reciting the sinner's prayer like a robot. No, it means that you do whatever you can to make sure you look and act like a Christian. Whether you think those changes are wrought by your salvation, or you think you make those changes to be saved is immaterial - you make them to try and find the assurance you need - and hopefully never quite get to.
Because this I know with a great deal of certainty. If you think you are a good Christian - if you are comfortable with how you feel and act as a Christian - somethings wrong. Remember, we are all sinners called to:
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,Fear and trembling is not comfortable - we need more of it.