2 COMMENTS

  1. "The Gospel command to repent and submit to Christ as King in practice is the most antagonistic (and hated) message to ever hit the ears of prideful men."
    "I am a wretch saved by God’s grace alone. I could do nothing to contribute anything to my salvation and I can do nothing to maintain it."

    Too bad you mention nothing about the message of repent is to give up being disobedient to יהוה instructions, and come back to following them. Yes, we are all saved by grace but as Paul (Ephesians 2) helps us understand we must follow the commandments. We've got to accept him that died for our sins, but quit transgressing the law and quit disobeying commandments. Not utilize symbols of any likeness on earth, heaven or within the sea; as an identity or ourselves.

    Ephesians 2
    1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

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