How Much Do You Love Christ?

Oh Father, may you reawaken the first love we had for Christ when we were rescued from the pit of hell and from having to undergo Your wrath. May our hearts be overwhelmed with Jesus Christ so that there is nothing that will ever be first above Him.

Christ does not want prominence (first among many), He demands that preeminence. He must be the first and only one we worship.

About Mark Escalera

Name: Mark Escalera - (formerly The Jungle Missionary) Blog: DefendingContending.Com Ministry: I am a sinner saved by grace, and learning every day how much more I need the Lord directing my life. In a graceless world, my desire is to show to others the grace that has been extended to me. Have been married for almost 25 years and we have been blessed with five children with the oldest three serving in the US Air Force. My passion is seeking to minister the precious life-giving Word of God to those dead in trespasses and sins! Humbled that He would choose me as one of His children! Preferred translation: English Standard Version (ESV) Currently studying: Psalms Currently reading: The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink

2 comments on “How Much Do You Love Christ?

  1. Reblogged this on paul the slave.

  2. The overwhelmingly popular Arminian world view leaves much to be desired. The idea that getting to heaven is the main aim of Christianity is highly suspect, and does not agree with Christ’s statement In John 17 that eternal life is knowing God. A good “wake up” question would be — would you still love God if he sent you to hell?

    Another assumption that is simply wrong is that all believers have a “salvation point” in time when they became born again by “accepting Christ” and then discovered Christ as their first love. A casual survey of one’s believing friends would reveal that either most Christians never had such a “day of salvation” or made one up to satisfy churchy requirements that one is supposed to have one. I have inquired about this frequently and found that many believers, if they are honest and not intimidated, never had such a salvation moment or day, but simply knew and loved God for as long as they can remember. How can this be? Because God’s sovereign election and predestination of woebegone sinners beats out the lying works of men every time.

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