Wednesday, February 17, 2010


It is human nature to see things as either -or  as in it is either right or it is wrong.
The Christian faith is full of paradoxes of two statements that seem to be opposites and yet both are true. In a paradox two statements must be held in tension for us to see the truth in them.
Happy Yes
The Apostle Paul would say that Salvation is a free gift of God and then he would tell us to work out our Salvation with fear and trembling. What on earth does he mean?  Salvation is a free gift of the grace of God but as with any gift there are two parts in the mix. One gives a gift and the other receives the gift.  What we have to work out is the receiving end of the deal. Some people have great difficulty accepting a gift.
There is an excitement in Christian living when we experience the tension of this paradox.Cloud Nine

1 comment:

  1. And that is why it is so important to have our Bibles open every single day and be studying. =)