Monday, August 27, 2007
How Dead is Dead?
I hear about being dead in sin. Then I hear "choose Christ."
If you are dead in your sins how can you "choose Christ"?
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain...John 15.16
No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him...John 6.44
If God is on one side voting for you to be saved and the devil is on the other side voting against you being saved and you have the deciding vote then it appears the power is in your hands.
And if God does want everyone to be saved then why do you pray for people to be saved? And if He wants everyone to be saved then once again, man is in control.
Does man really have 51% of controlling interest in his salvation? How about 50-50? That would put Him and man on an even level.
These illustrations sound ridiculous don't they? So does the idea that man is in control of his destiny or salvation. Salvation is 100% totally of God by God and for God. Pride is the sin that makes us want the credit for our salvation.