Monday, July 21, 2008

Error, Christ and Salvation

At the Cross, all tit for tat economies of grace are obliterated. There is no “well, that’s what you get when you forget God” because God’s giving of Himself is relentless and any expression of kenotic form in a human life is ripe for the reception of grace, whatever the other ephemeral conditions. And, of course, the Giver of Grace goes where He wills and as He pleases, completely unsubject (sic) to our terms and strategies. (The Ochlophobist)
God does not grade on the curve. In fact, God does not grade our answers at all. This is not to say our answers our unimportant. The way we answer questions certainly affects our spiritual lives today and for eternity. A humble man who does not believe a seven day, 24-hour creation may be closer to the Kingdom of God than a conservative seminary professor who is proud and conceited.

God does not look for our having the answers right. There is no divine test at the end of life, no final, no essays, no scan-trons to fill out. God is not looking for us to have complete knowledge of Him (impossible anyway), nor a firm understanding of the facts as He reveals them. He doesn't check to see if we have mastered the material. He is looking at our hearts, at who we are in there and Who is in there, if there is the Life of Christ in our hearts and minds and souls. You could even say that God looks and finds Life if we allow Him to.


  1. Anastasia Theodoridis said...

    Thank you.

    Well said!

  2. Christopher D. Hall said...

    You're welcome...and thank the Ochlophobist...I simply expanded a bit on his thoughts.