Bookkeeping Christianity – by Eliezer Gonzalez
Aug 2, 2016 1899
I recently sat with Des Ford and asked him a question: “If once you accepted the grace and forgiveness of Christ into your life, and then you reject salvation, for what sins will you perish? Will they include the sins that were once forgiven?”
I was surprised by Des’ answer. He said to me, “That’s ‘book-keeping Christianity.’ It’s not New Testament Christianity. The only question that matters is if we have accepted the love of the Father. If you have, then nothing else matters.”
How true this answer from Des was! The forgiveness that God offers us is real! God blots out our transgressions, he remembers them no more (Isa 43:25), he casts them into the depths of the sea! (Micah 7:19).
Too often we love to do bookkeeping about our own salvation, and especially about the salvation of others. God simplifies everything; he says:
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son does not have life – 1 John 5:12.
This is the most important question you will ever be asked: Do you have the Son?
If you do, then let’s stop doing bookkeeping and let’s start living today!
– Eliezer Gonzalez