Monday, February 20, 2006

Did Jesus die for the opportunity to save us?

Did Jesus die for the opportunity to save us? Or did He die to save us? Lately, I've been seeing a bumper sticker which really irritates me.

Give Jesus a chance.
He died for the opportunity.

What kind of backward theology is that? Jesus died for our sins because we are incapable of giving Jesus a chance. But would that fit on a bumper sticker?

Jesus died for our sins because
we are incapable of giving Him a chance.

In a related post, Scottius Maximus writes in The Importance Of Getting It Right- Justification:

"Every single sin made by every single person who ever walked this planet is already forgiven by God, including the 'most evil' of us. Because Christ took on the sins of the WHOLE WORLD.

Isn't that great? All that we have to do is have faith this is so.

But even God does that for us through the Holy Spirit. So we have nothing of ourselves, but everything by God.

So how could anyone believe Christ did not die for all? That would make me terrified."


Update: This bumper sticker must have Minnesota roots, because fellow Minnesotan Madre has also ranted on this form of bad theology.

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