It’s been a while since I posted anything here.
There’s been a lot going on in my life I would dearly have loved to write about, but it just wouldn’t have been appropriate. When the process is over might be the time to share some of my discoveries, for what they’re worth.
So, in the meantime, I came across this story today in a book called “A Bird’s-Eye View of Paul”, by Michael F Bird, who lectures New Testament at the Highland Theological College, in Scotland.
“An American evangelist, as part of his evangelistic strategy, would go up to people in airports rather confrontationally and ask them, “When did you get saved?” The assumption being that they were not really ‘saved’ and he would then tell them how to become so.
One particular day, he went up to a man and asked him his stock standard question, “When did you get saved?”
The man was startled by such an abrupt approach, and responded by saying,
“Two thousand years ago…but I only found out about it recently!”
Important as the date of our decision, conversion or confession of faith is, the objective grounds for our new relationship with God must always go back to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.