I am in a theology discussion group on Facebook, and an issue arose from one of my comments regarding repentance and its role in salvation. Since Facebook comment threads aren’t equipped to handle the level of response I wanted to give to the number of comments that followed, I thought I’d post it here for everyone’s edification. I’d love your thoughts in the comment section below.
Some background to begin. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most important topic of all time. (Matt 28:19; Matt 24:14; Ps 96:3) The Cross is the axis, not just of history, but of time itself. Every human must decide what they are going to do with it. (John 12:48; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; John 3:36) The Gospel is the very power of God. (Rom 1:16) Almighty God, creator and sustainer of all things, saw fit in His infinite mercy and grace to make a way for the reconciliation of fallen man to Himself. (2 Cor 5:18-20; Rom 5:10; Col 1:20-22) As Christians, the purpose of our lives is to make the Gospel known to a lost world. We may play different roles in that aim, but if that is not our ultimate end, we are wasting our time. (Acts 1:8; 1 Cor 3:11-15; 1 Cor 9:24)