June 05, 2007

God: 7 - Repentance: 6 - Jesus: ZERO

That's the word count from this article by Frank Page leading up to the Southern Baptist Convention.

So let me get this straight. If Jesus is the image of the invisible God, and all things were created by Him and for Him, and He is the firstborn of all things (creation, church, redeemed people), and in HIM all things hold together, then should it be Him we focus on.

And isn't part of focusing on Him simply mentioning his name. Isn't it because of the shed blood of Jesus that we are able to repent and have peace with God in the first place. Isn't Jesus the starting point rather than our own self will?

The wrong diagnosis continues.

1 comment:

PaPaMarc said...

I thought God granted repentance, Acts 11:18, 2 Tim 2:25.

He also needs to read Tim Keller's work on the Prodigal Son.

The main problem is that the majority of the members of the SBC don't recognize the supremacy of Christ in all things. Partly because there are so many unregenerate members.