What comes to mind is those that insist that Jesus has done everything already and so there is nothing left for us to do but "trust" in the Lord.I read today some posts from an old poster, who still uses this analogy.
Gods gift of salvation cannot be destroyed by sinning.
It made me think of emotional language and linear logic that justifies it.
The emotional language is God can be trusted and He has given me His eternal life.
To undermine this is a terrible thing, and evil.
But unfortunately the salvation we are given is an open door, and an invitation to get up, walk and follow.
The emotional language of trust and love is real, but only for those who see its meaning, and put it into effect by doing as we are told. We grow and become children of God, born, and develop as we exercise the Holy Spirit working in our hearts. The world is governed by raging emotion, which comes and goes without knowledge or understanding, that builds castles of sand, and dreams of the delusions of wealth, power and influence. Everything gets sacrificed for these stories, and in old age when they are gone, broken men die lost and empty.
A line these dreamers have come out with is we hate them, by sharing the need to see Jesus and follow, to gather the treasure of His words and live them out. But we are consumed with love, clarity and transformation, joy unspeakable and a future that is eternal. We just wonder that these words appear to some to be death to the heart, and discouragement to their lives, and just would dearly love healing and transformation happens to all.
These dreamers then rise up in anger, and shout blasphemy, sin worse than murder, apostacy, and anything they can invent to justify how they feel. The worst of it all is their emotional turmoil shouts their lostness and their lack of change or knowing the Lord of all, who came that we might live a loving quiet life, honouring and serving our King.
In the end it is not the possibility of us sinning or walking in darkness that dooms us, it is us not listening and letting Jesus change us through being yoked to Him and His ways. His words truly are life, are alive, are real and are eternal.
What in the world flips around like the wind, in the Kingdom is strong and hard, determined and distinct.
Peter in prison singing praises to God, waiting for the morning and his possible execution. Peter is freed by an angel, his heart simply set on Christ. We are such linear people, until we discover the work God has done within us, that will never die.
God bless you
Trust,,,,in the sense that we put our life in His hands and then continue as before .. ..
When, instead, the NT speaks of the transformation we are to experience.
And, wow, how those posters stick together and encourage each other. As if it'll change anything, like the truly lost condition they're in.