It’s Friday and Matt is reading some Wacko and Hate Mail. Matt is also talking with a caller about Salvation and the difference of becoming a Christian and being a Christian. Does God grant us repentance? Do we need to repent in order to become a Christian? Do we need to “act” like a Christian to be saved or do we “act” like a Christian because we are saved?
John 15:19 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. (ESV) Here is distinguishing grace and discriminating regard, for some are made the special objects of divine affection. Do not be afraid to dwell upon this lofty doctrine of election. When your mind is heavy and depressed, you will find it to be a spiritual tonic. Those who doubt the doctrines of grace or who throw them into the shadows miss the richest clusters of grapes; they lose