January 1, 2010
We do not wake up one day and say, "I will be good." In the community of believers, we daily acknowledge that salvation belongs to the Lord.
This attitude of God's Sovereignty protects the community from humanism in its most deadly form--humanistic religion. This kind of religion teaches that we can build a tower to God.
It ends in every man speaking a different language and all sorts of confusion.
There is nothing we can do about this. It is a fact. We cannot change it, we cannot increase it, we cannot influence it. We must resign our selves to it. God has loved us.
In other terms, we call this Grace.
Traditionally, grace is defined as "unmerited favor". God did not choose us according to our good works, but according to His good pleasure. God is the first cause of any true Christian Community.