Book Keeping Christianity
Nov 29, 2018 989
Forget book keeping Christianity – there is only one thing that matters.
Years ago, I had a short-lived career as a real estate agent, and I did a really silly thing. I wrote a contract for the sale of a house, and added an extra zero to the price! Thankfully my mistake was picked up and no harm was done … other than to my ego.
It’s important in life to have someone checking the details, like bookkeepers and accountants.
But some people think that’s what God is like too – a heavenly bookkeeper balancing our good deeds against our bad deeds.
But God isn’t like that. His acceptance of us is based on one thing only – whether or not we’ve turned from our sin and followed His Son, Jesus.
Sometimes Christians like to do some bookkeeping on their own salvation, and even on others. But there’s no place for that kind of bookkeeping in Christianity.
If you have the Son, nothing else matters. The Good News really is that simple!