A life of radical obedience to God (discipleship) is in fact the object of God’s call to humans in salvation, and is enabled by the same free grace that enables …

Hmmm. Ok, well, makes me think about defining what we mean by the term “salvation.”

He is not talking about justification. He is talking about sanctification. And santification of the experiential kind. I rarely hear Christians use any of these terms.

But do I have the correct usage of the term as it is used here in his book? Sigh, now i am going to have to read another book. But its the favorite book of a friend. I am just not going to read it in the original German, that’s all.

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  1. The author was a strong believer in salvation of the experiential sort. He was a theologian for years and even pastored before he actually became a Christian. In his words, “Christianity arises from the encounter with a particular man: Jesus.” But you’re certainly correct that isn’t well understood or widely discussed as a reality. His students at the university where he lectured used to say that he wasn’t like their other teachers, because he viewed the Bible differently; he said that God was speaking to them through those words, and they should listen for the word that God was actively speaking to them. Religious men and historians puzzle over how a man can partake in such religious actions and yet claim not to have known Christ. But I don’t think it’s such a marvel for those who have experienced Christ in that same way that he had.

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