Do You Really Want to Be Saved Sola Gratia?

Friday, 29 Jun 2007

We can make all kinds of choices, and we are free to please ourselves any way we want. But from a theological standpoint, there's a problem: we can choose anything we want. But we only want to sin!
It's hard to imagine anyone complaining about grace. We like grace: it's a wonderful thing to be saved by grace, and we can't get enough of it-at least in our songs. I wonder, however, just how many of our parishioners appreciate the language of John Newton's hymn, "Amazing Grace." Do we really have pews full of self-proclaimed wretches, or do people look on this language as just one more quaint expression, like the ebenezer that we used to raise when we sang "Come Thou Fount"? ...

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