The Goodness That Got You In
How did you become a Christian?
This question is frequently asked in many Christian circles. Ask it and you will get one of a thousand different answers, but each will probably start with the same pronoun.
“I asked Jesus into my heart when I was six.”
“I went to youth camp when I was twelve.”
“I attended a revival in high school.”
“I met a friend in college who drug me to church.”
And the list goes on and on…
The Apostle Paul had one of the most dramatic conversion experiences that anyone could have. Blinding light, knocked to the ground, voice from Heaven, the whole nine yards; and yet when he talks about how he and all of us are all saved, he brings none of that up. Instead he states:
“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:4-7 ESV)
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