I’m feeling so good about this blog today! It was absolutely terrifying for me to put myself out there and to open myself up to judgment from my friends and family. Thank you to those who have taken the time to read it thus far and even respond.
To be honest, I didn’t expect to find any kind of peace on yesterday’s question of salvation so quickly. The pastor of the church I visited responded to my post (you can see her response in the comments when you click on the “Giving it a go with the Methodists” post on the right-hand side of the screen). It was eye opening for me to hear such an open, grace-centered opinion from an educated theologian.
My brilliant mother also gave me some insight. She pointed me toward the verse below in the first chapter in John:
John 1:9 That was the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
I’ll let you read the verses before and after for context if you’re interested, but to me, that verse supports the possibility that we can know Jesus in more ways than one, because that spark is present in us all.
Now, for those of you who feel like I’m missing the point, here and have doubts that the Bible is a true source at all – I do plan to explore that further. However, it might be a little while, because I can’t open that door without doing some serious reading first! Shalom!