Wednesday, May 06, 2009
I've heard it said that those in the emerging church hold to a 'works based salvation.' Nope. Not true. At least not anyone whom I've met over the past ten years. We do believe that good works of all sorts, big and small, will flow out of lives committed to being disciples of Jesus Christ. I dare say that many of the critics are scared to death that following Jesus means much more than mental commitment to a risen Lord. It means that we put our political lives, our economic lives, and our social lives on the line each and every day. I'll also suggest that most American evangelicals and their theolgoical defenders want to keep our faith based only on a mental commitment. It makes 'faith' easier and it makes defending 'luke warm' much easier.
Posted by Randy Buist at 12:45 AM