Countering Foolish Statements II

“You must make Jesus Lord of your life.”

I have often wondered what God must think when people who should know better, people who claim to be His people and people who are standing behind a pulpit encouraging those to whom they speak, “You must make Jesus Lord of your life?” I know what I think. I think, this is foolish talk. This is misrepresenting Jesus Christ. This is misrepresenting who He is.

Folks, we cannot ‘make’ Jesus Lord of anything because He IS Lord of everything. Remember that He was present when this world was created, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” John 1:1-3 NASB. Genesis 1:1-2 we find these words, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.” Paul clears the muddy waters of this discussion as he writes, “But what does it say?  “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”–that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;” Romans 10:8-9. And, finally, “I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book. He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.” Revelation 21:18-21.

I could make more comments here, but this is one of those moments when I must simply say, Jesus is Lord, Period

About Bob Williford

Conservative Southern Baptist pastor, missionary, and personal evangelist. An avid supporter of Texas Tech Athletics. Enjoy oil painting, writing and woodworking. My wife, children, and grandchildren are my joy. Reading and writing are great for relaxing......
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