June 28th, 2012, 01:09 PM
Easy Believism? Um, no.
Was thinking about the crew (primarily reformed calvies) that are constantly criticizing and minimizing what they term "easy believism".
I was thinking the other day, what, pray tell, is easy about a depraved, degenerate, dead in sins sinner looking away from himself to respond to the call of a 30-something Jewish woodworker who lived two millennia ago somewhere in a hamlet in the Middle east, Whom there is not so much as a picture of, and then go on to entrust their entire eternal desity to Him based on His perceivedly loftly claims- and to top it off He happens to be invisible in our present age? HOW IS THAT EASY!?!!?!?!? Seriously people. That seems pretty darn hard to me. How could anyone on the planet believe this BUT by the unction and work of the Holy Ghost? How can anyone believe this unless the Father ACTUALLY draws them? From a strictly humanistic perspective- it's mere insanity (foolishness to those who are perishing). But what a blessing and power to those being saved!
Does not the sheer lunacy of the whole thing from a base, humanistic level prove that salvation and an acceptance of Christ and His Work is anything BUT easy? Is not even the faith I have to believe FROM God? Does this not codify the fact that my believing what seems to be absurd according to the world, is proof that I have truly believed unto salvation in my spirit? "Well, how do you KNOW you believe?" (hmmm, whose pulpit have I heard this from?). I know I believe because I don't think what we've talked about is foolishness and I'm going ahead staking my eternal destiny on it.
Seems "easy" to me. Thank You LORD for giving me the faith to believe!