Friday, September 26, 2008

Christianity, simple really.

"Christianity is not in it's essence a religion at all; it is a gospel, the gospel, the good news that God's grace has turned away His wrath, that God's Son has died our death and bourne our judgement, that God has mercy on the undeserving and there is nothing left for us to do or to contribute. Faith's only function is to receive what grace offers".

John R W Stott - "BST Series - The Message of Romans

Oh, why do we have to complicate things so much...

4 comments:

RJW said...

'Cause someone said "Grace plus" sounds good.

Grace plus NOTHING!!! :)

Craig Glenn said...

exactomondo bro....

Joel B. said...

Indeed it's not a religion, it's a Person. It's Christ in us, having grafted us in as partakers of - those who share in - His divine nature. What a far cry from "religion!"

Lynne said...

Good for people to know.