Friday, January 22, 2010

Hard to Preach to the "Saved"

That's the point of this interesting and disturbing post (link) from defending contending. But you can imagine that if evangelizing those who are nominal or non-adherents to religion is difficult, evangelizing those who are zealous adherents of a false religion is impossible, humanly speaking.

Matthew 19:23-26
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Mark 10:23-27
And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Luke 18:24-27
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Praise be to God that the salvation of any man is possible for our great and Sovereign Lord God! May God use this blog as an instrument to the end of camel-threading the needle, as it were.

-TurretinFan

N.B. Thanks to Carrie for bringing the DefendingContending post to my attention.

1 comment:

natamllc said...

Yes, thanks Carrie!

"....And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful..."

What a roller coaster ride Jesus was on:::>

Luk 10:21 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden .... .


He rejoices, He is sorrowful, He wept and He hungered! Next thing is you will tell me He can walk on water and walk through walls?