..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Friday, January 09, 2009

A Complete Conversion?

Therefore I tell you that no one who is
speaking by the Spirit of God says,
"Jesus be cursed," and no one can say,
"Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.
-- 1 Corinthians 12:3 (NIV)

A conversion is incomplete if it does not
leave Jesus Christ in the central place in
one's life. The shortest possible description
of a Christian--a description with which the
New Testament would fully agree--is that a
Christian is a person who can say: "For me
Jesus Christ is Lord."

Herbert Butterfield's words about facing the
future are good: "Hold to Christ, and for
the rest be totally uncommitted." Any alleged
conversion which does not leave one totally
committed solely to Jesus Christ is incomplete
and imperfect. -- William Barclay ,
In the Hands of God

photo taken near the Spanish Peaks, Colorado

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