Your salvation is too narrow

Your theology of salvation can be too narrow in at least two senses:

— It is a “moment of new birth” theology that has no place for obedience because salvation is not truly seen as a process that continues to work itself out in the present, toward a completion in the future. Consequently, it also has no adequate teaching about the consequences of disobedience, because “once saved, always saved.” If disobedience carries no  mortal consequences in eternity, then obedience is not actually necessary to salvation.

— It is a “spiritual transformation only” theology that does not see the transformation of everyday life as an essential part of salvation. We teach that sin has broken every aspect of individual life, communal relationships, even creation itself, yet we do not have an adequate explanation of how salvation relates to those other aspects of life and existence.

About Mark Kelly

Jesus follower, Bible reader, husband/father/son/brother/uncle, rider, hiker, snapshooter
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