Why do we call Jesus Lord.

John MacArthur is at it again. He has written another article on the Lordship of Jesus Christ, with us being his slaves and he our owner.

A friend asked me to have a read of his article and what I think of it. This is what I said.

I think he is addressing cheap grace. That we call Jesus Lord, but don’t live it out. For instance a very large hotel owner, where a State Baptist convention was held at his hotel; was given a gospel presentation and asked to receive Jesus.

He said, when you guys come to this convention every year, the porn rental on our tv system nearly doubles each time then what is accessed normally. You dare to preach to me; but don’t live it out yourself. OUCH!!

BUT, I prefer the language Scripture uses in Romans, Ephesians and elsewhere about us being adopted. The language where Jesus calls us friends, and when he says, who is my family, those who do my will are my brothers and sisters.

He doesn’t actually say what it means to follow Jesus. To some Jesus told to drop what they were doing and follow him…others like the man he freed from the demons, he told…you go back to your home and family, and tell them what the lord has done for you.

Personally I think the way we are called to follow Jesus is summed up in this passage.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

About Craig Benno

I'm an average aussie guy who has lived perhaps a not so average life.
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