In this post, I want to highlight a comment that was left on my post “Motivated to missions because of duty, expectations, or something else?” The comment was left by a reader named Zach.
The first part of the comment is a long quote. The end of the quote is the part that I want to focus on. Plus, we find out that Zach has been reading (lurking) for a while, and doesn’t usually agree with me.
Here’s his comment:
The gist is this: Who is running the verbs, so to speak, in regards to conversion. Is it us? Or is God? The Holy Spirit reveals Christ to us. Christ reveals the Father to us. The Father sent His Son and His Spirit. God (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) works out the whole process of salvation. We respond His work in us with His good works, His love, etc.
My two cents. I lurk around these parts and really enjoy your posts. Not sure we see eye to eye an awful lot, but you certainly cause me to think through a bunch of these issues regarding mission/ ecclesia/ etc.
Thanks for the great comment, Zach! And thanks for lurking, in spite of our differences of opinion.