Christ Like Buying A Policy
John, have you had your "bitter pill" this morning?
---Mary on 2/15/11|
If you accepted Christ to get out of hell, you're not saved!
It sounds like you went to a Fundi-MENTAL church. Where "YOU" make a DECISION(APPROVAL OF)Christ with The 2minute "Get out of hell prayer ticket". Then had Potluck/heard you will NOT go through Tribulation and Life on THIS Earth will be free of real problems. Just joyous! Just like Jesus and the apostles lives were soooo much fun and easy living.
To the Fundi its just life insurance. Like the Car insurance on their Buicks.
"Born Again" to these Carnal Beourgois Christians means life HERE is just a bed of roses!
To them Jesus is some Yank who fought those "Legalistic Jews" and died in the Calvary for Ole Glory!
---John on 2/14/11|
great comment. We don't accept Him, He accepts us.
---James_L on 2/13/11|
ACCEPTING CHRIST - Is not in the King James Bible. It is in New American Standard: But It not the Believer who accepted CHRIST.
ROMANS 15:7 Therefore accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of GOD.
( Now if a person says I accept Christ, That person is trying to do the work of getting them self save,And the bible assure us we can do nothing to get our self save.)
---RICHARD on 2/13/11|
At first accepting Jesus maybe a get out of HELL card which is fine. But as you grow and seek the Lord, and as he removes junk out and fills with fruits of spirit you can grow in love and passion for Jesus. This is what is meant by the writer of Hebrews "first you drank milk like a baby then move to solid food".
---Scott on 2/11/11|
\\First, accepting Jesus is not a biblical notion\\
Neither is "personal savior."
---Cluny on 2/11/11|
First, accepting Jesus is not a biblical notion. Acceptance is active, and involves our will. We choose to accept someone.
But the bible never asks us or demands us to accept Jesus. We are commanded to believe in Him. What that means is that we have confidence in Him that He can do what He set out to do, which is to redeem us from the curse of the Law.
That's not something you can choose to do, it's something you have to be convinced of by the Holy Spirit.
Once you are fully assured that what God has promised, He is also able to deliver (Rom 4:21-25), you will never look at Christ as an insurance policy again.
He's alive. An insurance policy is not.
---James_L on 2/10/11|
Your comments are helping so much. My befuddled thinking has been about (at least) two things: the word INSURANCE, neither Jesus nor insurance companies "insure" that this current life will have no end, "it is appointed to man once to die"--- and, my desire to accept the free gift of an eternal life from Christ should not be just because it is life, but because it is life WITH HIM! The mist is clearing!
---Geraldine on 2/10/11|
its a gift,whosoever shall believe,thats the price,faith,a personal choice to believe who jesus is,that he rose from the dead,far from purchasing a life insurance policy,and in fact it was jesus who bought the policy,he gives it to you.
---tom2 on 2/10/11|
I suppose Geraldine is saying she buys a life insurance policy so that IF she dies within the period of cover, there will be a payout for her dependants.
And she thinks we accept Christ so that IF there is a Heaven and a Hell, we will go to the former.
Geraldine, you must relise that there IS a heaven and a hell, and if you accept Jesus, HE will take you to Heaven
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/10/11|
Geraldine: I would take it this way (apart from what Cluny has already said!)
When you buy a life insurance, you hope you will not need to use it
With Christ, you are waiting for the time when you GET to be with Christ, which is the benefit of accepting Him
---Peter on 2/10/11|
Geraldine--Perhaps the biggest difference is that you don't have to "buy" or "pay" anything. The "policy" you receive from Christ is already paid in full! He paid for it. He gave His life to purchase it for you! And when He offers it to you, all you have to say is "yes, I'll accept it" or "no, I won't".
---Donna66 on 2/10/11|
Do you have a love relationship with your insurance policy?
Was your insurance policy eternally begotten of the Father in Heaven, and in time incarnate of the Virgin Mary?
Did your insurance policy die on the cross and rise from the dead so that your sins could be forgiven?
These are some of the differences between Christ and an insurance policy.
---Cluny on 2/10/11|