September 3, 2011 Leave a comment
I sometimes hear people say something like ‘keep it simple’.
When some theological debate which either goes really deep or one party disagrees with the proposition, they argue for the easy life and appeal for a ‘simple christianity’.
Is this not wanting to be in the state of the people to whom the New Testament book ‘Hebrews’ was written to? To whom the author of that book admonished for still being at the stage of milk and not solid food?
Yes. It is.
The gospel is simple – insofar as the message can be received by even the humblest of children. BUT it is deep and profound and wonderful, containing such glories as can never be comprehended this side of eternity.
We start on milk but there is more and more and more.
So YES let’s not overcomplicate the evangelistic appeal to repent and believe on Christ – but – let’s not insult God by presuming that the implications, the heights, the depths, the lengths and the breadths of the message of our Lord are some how not to be wrestled with and grappled with that we might come to ever more find Christ, know Christ and love Christ.