Friday, October 7, 2011
Free and Not Free
My good friend and brother in the holy ministry, Mark Jasa, was recently on Issues Etc. talking about the primary - indeed most significant - difference between Christianity and all the other world religions: Free and Not Free. All the world religions - except for Christianity - in some form or fashion, all come down on the other side: Not Free. You must earn, merit, reward, achieve, make your self worthy, submit, excel, and so forth up and down the ladders of the law. That's the difference between heaven and hell. Jesus and his cross for you or you and your merits without Jesus. However, it is only Jesus who claims to be your Savior, to live a perfect life, suffer, die and rise again and to do it all for you, in order for you to receive his life, salvation, forgiveness of sins and the blessings of the new creation which come as a result. Free grace. Free forgiveness. Free life. Free for you because it cost Jesus so dearly.
E-nklings has done several pieces on this in the past and it was a joy to hear Pr. Jasa on Issues. Pr. Jasa continues to be a regular guest at Redeemer Lutheran, HB with our ongoing series on evangelism and apologetics: Declare and Defend. The next one is coming up on Saturday October 22, 2011 from 8:30-12 at RLC, HB. You can also check out some of those early seminars on our church website by going to our media page.
But be sure to check out Pr. Jasa from Tuesday, September 27, 2011 to hear this excellent interview.