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July 13, 2005

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I think my objection to the phrase "accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior" is two-fold:

One, it seems to elevate "personal" relationship above the fact that Jesus is the Son of God and therefore Lord and Savior ....

Two, it seems to be unaware that "Lord and Savior" imply a relationship that - at least among those who encountered Jesus while He lived in the flesh - involved a lot of falling prostrate at His feet in worship.

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"among those who encountered Jesus while He lived in the flesh - involved a lot of falling prostrate at His feet in worship"

The interesting thing about what you've pointed out, Keith, is that the gospels often present those who weren't "the disciples" as behaving as though they were disciples, and... Jesus' own disciples often behaving as though they weren't disciples!

Chris,
Thanks for these thoughts. I posted some thoughts about this same phrase this morning, and Tim Samoff directed me over here to your thoughts. This helps give a little more clarity to some of my own thoughts...

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