Thursday, October 26, 2006

Surrender

I was listening to an old podcast of Way of the Master Radio from April 10, 2006. Host Todd Friel was talking about what it really means to become a Christian. Many modern gospel presentations tell us to "accept Jesus" or "ask Him into your heart". Todd says the problem with that kind of thinking is that it doesn't go far enough; God wants total surrender of our lives.

Todd read an e-mail from a listener that I think makes the point well:

"At the end of World War II the Germans were in no position to make any demands. In fact, the Allied forces allowed them to surrender when they did not have to, and the Allied forces were very gracious to the Germans with the terms of surrender, although the Germans didn't deserve that. In the same way, we need to see that we will be totally destroyed if we continue to resist and fight against God and that we need to accept His terms of surrender. We are clearly wrong and not in a position to make demands of the Conquerer and the just Judge of the world. We can choose to keep fighting, but if we do we will be completely destroyed. Our only reasonable choice is to surrender to God's terms, which are repentance and faith."


How about you? Have you surrendered your life to God? Are you willing to make Him Lord of your daily decisions? If not, might I humbly suggest that you need to examine yourself to see if you are truly saved. Don't just "hope" that you will go to heaven when you die. "Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith" (2 Corinthians 13:5) and "Make your calling and election sure" (2 Peter 1:10).

2 Comments:

Blogger Hoshea said...

Just stopping by to say "hi." Sorry for not keeping in contact the past month. Things have been pretty crazy for me lately. Hope to fill you in on the details.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Cedric! It's Brady. I found your blog on shareyourfaith.org and I really like it. Actually I also decided to make one as well. You should update more often. God Bless!

5:57 AM  

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