October 28, 2018
08. The Book of Romans
We love evangelicalism. We love the idea of bringing people to Christ. We present the gospel in these terms. Believe! Believe! Believe! It is a FREE gift! Come receive it! And your life will forever be Christ’s. And, that’s true. We believe that salvation comes when we respond to the wooing of God’s Spirit in faith and repentance on our part.
But…There is something that is as biblical and true and as commanded and important as Believe. Not only is repentance and faith something that we do to enter the Christian life but that repentance and faith characterizes ALL of our Christian faith. There is never a place that we quit repenting and believing. It starts with a time and a date but continues in a changed lifestyle.