It is somewhat baffling to me how more of our theology as Christians can actually be more influenced by our Christian clichés than biblical doctrine. We hear them from pulpits, not because their actually true, but because they make for some great punch lines. It tickles the ears, they’re memorable, and they sound cool. We hear it in evangelism, not because it’s faithful to the gospel, but because (I suppose) it makes us feel better about the offensiveness of the gospel. And, we apply them to our Christian living… because it’s just so much easier than actually living by the standard God has called us to.… Continue reading
Christianity is sprinkled with all kinds of cute little clichés, but the problem with this one, as with many, is that it’s simply not biblical. In fact, the “let go, let God” theology directly contradicts the clear teaching of Scripture regarding the Christian life. Actually, it comes from an entire theological system that has a faulty view of Christian sanctification, known as “Keswick” or “Higher Life” theology, which is largely based on a Wesleyan “second blessing” experience (it’s similar to Wesleyan theology, but not exactly the same).
The Keswick view of sanctification teaches that every believer can experience a unique post-salvation enlightenment, allowing the Christian to enter into a state of a consistent, victorious life of obedience.… Continue reading