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Is salvation an event or a process? A transaction or a narrative?
“Salvation is much more than just addressing our legal difficulties, however necessary it is that those legal difficulties be addressed. We humans have more than just a sin-caused legal problem.”
William Black suggests Orthodoxy may have a better answer to these questions than Evangelicals. And he speaks well of the theology contained in Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress (which I’ve never read).
Something I’ve long known and often experienced is that if we rely on our own self-control to be a moral people, we are doomed. What is required is a change of heart, a transformation of the mind itself. This article is not about Christianity, but it certainly speaks to a few of our issues. Two psychologists have concluded from their studies that self-control only works until an individual is tired, at which point he is more likely to become dishonest and selfish.
From donkey raffles to nude paintings to “Bring Your Gun to Church Day” to free car giveaways, this is a timeline of just a few of the strangest publicity stunts done in the name of Christ. It kind of makes me sick to my stomach….
Why do people hate the guy? He’s a great kid, a great football player, and a great example. Sure, I didn’t like it when Auburn had to line up against him, with his monstrous build and wee little “jump pass” — but what’s everybody really got against the Tebow?