Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The call to holiness

I don't care much for the blog post title, but The Seeking Disciple is spot-on with this assessment of Christian discipleship:
God's call is not for me to become a disciple of Jesus only at my baptism and then to lay down my arms but God's call is for me to fight. He wants me to make war against my flesh and against this world. This is not the time to raise the white flag of surrender but it is a time to hate my flesh and to long for God to be glorified in me. God did not give me the gift of the Holy Spirit so that I can merely have some inward witness that I am a child of the King (Romans 8:16-17) but God gave me His Spirit to empower me to holiness (Acts 1:8; 15:9-11; Romans 8:9-11).

Update: John Schroeder shares further thoughts here.


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