I’m sure we are all extremely familiar with the concept that Jesus is preparing for us a mansion in Heaven, for when we get there. I’m sure you’ve heard the concept that there are many mansions in Heaven and Jesus went to prepare one for you. Unfortunately, none of that is true.
When Jesus was at the cross, He said, “It is finished.” That means that Jesus was finishing ALL of our problems! But so many people will tell you, “Oh, Jesus wasn’t taking ALL of my problems at the cross. There are still problems we will go through until Jesus comes back again. Jesus was ONLY finishing the punishment for sin at the cross!“
If a pastor is caught in adultery, what do we say? “Well, he’s not a man of God. After all, ‘you shall know them by their fruits.’” If a person is caught in sin routinely, what do we say? “You shall know them by their fruits.“
The title of this article may shock some people because it is so prevalent in the church today to call Jesus the “Lord of your life.“ But did you know that this term is not found in the Bible? More importantly, the concept of Jesus being Lord of your life is not taught in the Bible either.
Let’s clarify something right from the start, grace includes “unmerited“ (undeserved) favor, but the Bible does not define grace as “unmerited favor.“ It defines grace as “unworked-for favor.“ Let’s explain.
God is good all the time? That’s actually not true; at least not the way that people say it. And I know you are probably curious about this article, but before we go any further, we need to establish some common ground.
Nobody is perfect. Everybody is flawed. Ever heard that before? Guess what? It’s not true. The Bible says that there are people that have been made perfect.
Ever heard of a “lukewarm Christian“? It’s the term we use for Christians that lack commitment in living their life for Christ. What a bunch of deception.