As a kid, it always bugged me when someone was a little too sure about the state of their eternal salvation – and mine.
I heard things like, “You haven’t prayed in tongues yet? Be careful when you cross the street…” or “All you need to do is say a little prayer in your heart, and you’re saved!” One way was too hard, another too easy – and there were countless iterations in between. It didn’t make sense.
The reason we must evangelize with both creative yet charitable strategies is because of the biblical concepts of being “in Christ” and “abiding in Christ.”
IN CHRIST: Our Lord told his disciples that, after his death and resurrection, “In that day you will know that I am in the Father, you in me and I in you” (Jn 14:20).
Last week I posted The Separated Children, and have received many fine kind and challenging comments, all confirming my assumption that I would need to follow up with some further explanation. I do this with a bit of trepidation, because, as I press this button to post, I fully realize that I will probably draw even more heated critiques, but I do so precisely because I want your feedback.
This week on a Special Edition of Deep in Scripture – “Verse(s) I never saw…” Series: Founder of Fellowship of Catholic University Students Curtis Martin joins Marcus Grodi to discuss Luke 6:46 and Ephesians 1:4, 18.
This week on a Special Edition of Deep in Scripture – “Verse(s) I never saw…” Series: Former Lutheran Richard Lane joins Marcus Grodi to discuss John 14: 6.
This week on a Special Edition of Deep in Scripture – “Verse(s) I never saw…” Series: Marcus Grodi welcomes Sheila Liaugminas to discuss Luke 9: 61-62.
Marcus Grodi welcomes to the program music legend Dion Dimuuci to discuss Scripture verses 1 Timothy 3: 15 and Thessalonians 2: 15, which were pivotal to Dimucci’s reversion to the Catholic faith.
In this “Year for Priests,” Marcus asks guests to choose Scripture verses that have specifically inspired them to follow Jesus. Marcus welcomes Dr. Eduardo Echeverria, former Evangelical and Reformed Calvinist,…