We tend to make the holiday season about us. We celebrate that God is "with us" in the midst of our self-inflicted, first-world problems. Meanwhile, Christians in other countries suffer persecution. Why not kick off the holidays by praying for them?
Many Christians say if you sin too frequently or too severely, you can lose your salvation. But the Bible says nothing can separate us from God's grace.
We oppose legalism on the front end of salvation. But are we as vigilant on the back end? Salvation is by God's grace through and through. The grace that saves us also keeps us.
"What must I do to be saved?" is a biblical question. Unfortunately, we often give unbiblical answers. The fact is we cannot make a decision for Jesus unless God makes it for us.
Christian churches are abuzz about grace. But when it comes down to it, we deny salvation is totally a gift of God! We must heed the Reformers' cry once more. We must come to grips with grace.