Thursday, January 22, 2009

Plantinga 4...

Redemption...God gave us Christ o die for our sins so we could come back to his side. I liked how they referred to Jesus as the second Adam. He retook the test that was given to Adam at the beginning of time and was able to overcome temptation and fulfill his task. He was able to go without sin therein enabling the human race o reconnect with God. Though He did this and gave us the second chance we still must believe in his sacrifice and live a faithful life according to God's word. We must not take advantage of it either. Though we might get saved and call ourselves Christians we must live our lives in the manner He wants us to and not just go on living the way we did before. Concerning baptism, we must remember that it symbolizes this new commitment to God we have entered into. Baptism in itself does not save you. You must accept the Lord into your heart to be saved. It though is an important step in a Christians life to be baptized. For it shows your rebirth and you coming into a union with God. I was baptized when I was about fifteen and during that time I felt that I was growing and was ready to show that I was ready to live my life for Christ. To keep growing though one needs to challenge themselves. You must keep praying. Prayer is talking with God. Besides asking for forgiveness for the things you did or praying for those around you you must also remember to talk with God as though you are talking with a friend. Sometimes I like to go over my day and give Him my thoughts before i go to sleep at night. This kind of gives me a more personal feeling when I pray. Reading God's word is also another thing Christians should do to keep growing. This I have been very neglectful of. I guess I'm far away from being a 'good' Christian, but I know what I believe in.

1 comment:

  1. Dear April,

    Yes! we can be thankful for Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
    Furthemore, you are right that we are all far from perfect.However God tells us also in His Word:"Only let us live up to what we have already attained" (Philippians 3:16).
    and if we want to “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” (Ephesians 3:18) we need to delve in His Word and live in fellowship with our fellow believers too!
    Let's keep growing together!
    God bless you dear!
    adriana & Paulo