“For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life” (Romans 5:10).
I fear our understanding of salvation is too small in scope. While theological terms such as “justification” and “sanctification” are utilized to capture the work of God having been, and being accomplished in Christ Jesus, my concern is they might limit our appreciation for the scale and grandeur of God’s redemptive purposes. Attempting to better comprehend God, it seems we tend toward the development of theologies that bring God down to our level of understanding. A more accurate pursuit is a theology that allows God to lift our hearts and minds to a place of both mystery and understanding; that transcends our finite minds. My desire is to know the living God; the One who abides outside the lines I would seek to draw and impose upon him.