Greear on “Accepting Christ”

JD Greear and I met about eight years ago. As I type this, that is hard to believe. My picture of JD was like looking at myself – though he is much more handsome. He sat preparing for a meeting of the BWA General Council. He was reading Doug Groothuis’ Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of Postmodernism. I say it was like looking at myself for I am always toting a book to a meeting. You never know when one will turn south and you might find something better to do while sitting in the midst of what Scott Curry used to refer to as a “case of the nons.”

JD recently wrote a series on evangelism. This one caught my eye, as it should every reader. He notes,

The Gospel is not primarily about accepting Christ. Calling people to “accept Christ” is simply a way, and not really even a good way, of expressing what it means to throw ourselves on the mercy of God as promised to us in Christ’s substitutionary death.

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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