Gereja merupakan organisme yang hidup dan bukan sekedar organisasi buatan tangan manusia. Gereja harus di mulai di rumah tangga kita masing-masing dan bukan sekedar aktivitas religius belaka namun bagian kehidupan sehari-hari. Gereja harus jadi terang dan garam di luar dinding gedung gereja. Sebab gereja adalah kita
Minggu, 06 November 2016
Who Then Can Be Saved?
Who Then Can Be Saved? by Chip Brogden
confession and the belief did not lead to this encounter with Jesus; it
was the encounter with Jesus that led to his confession and belief!
quickly we forget – if we ever really understand it
at all – that “you have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you” (Jn
15:16a). We have been taught to say we are saved by grace (once again,
employing the correct phraseology) but we secretly believe we had
something to do with it: it was our prayer, our faith, our confession,
our belief, our walking the aisle, our joining the church, our decision
that saved us. Heaven is our reward for making the right decision,
unlike so many poor ignorant sinners who made the wrong
Jesus says, “No man can come to me unless the Father draws him” (Jn
6:44) and Paul declares that “No man can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ but by the
Holy Spirit” (I Cor. 12:3b). Paul could confess Jesus as Lord and
believe Jesus was risen from the dead because he did, in fact, meet the
Lord Jesus as a Living Person; and that was the result of Jesus coming
to Paul, not Paul coming to Jesus...