Sunday, November 13, 2005

Salvation: more than just a personal relationship

David Wayne, with a little help from Tuck Bartholomew, considers the all-too common view of salvation as simply a personal relationship with God:
One of my great concerns is the narcissistic way in which we view salvation. It's all about me and my personal relationship to the Lord. Of course other people are important and we are to love and serve them. But ultimately, I think we frame the Christian life in such an individualistic way that we love and serve others in the way that we love and serve support staff. We love and serve them because it helps us in our own personal relationship with Christ.

The Jollyblogger's on-target here. Jesus didn't just die to save you and me; he died to save the church. As someone has said, salvation is not an individual event; it's a univeral event in which individuals become a part.


Blogger Kerry Doyal said...

So Jesus wasn't a good American individualist? Nuther good un, bro - KSD

8:16 AM, November 16, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks, Kerry, and thanks to David and Tuck for the good words.

8:35 AM, November 16, 2005  

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