In this video, Tim Keller and John Piper wrestle with the question of sanctification and its place in our salvation. Will I be saved if I put my faith in Jesus but do not live a holy life? Do I need to repay God for what He has done for me?
These may sound like theoretical questions but they are real for normal Christians. What does happen to the person who responds at an evangelistic rally but shows no signs of being a follower of Jesus? If holy living is necessary, how much must I do?
In the sexuality debate, people have sometimes held out hope for a “third way” but it has never been found. Indeed, David Gushee, a pro-homosexual ethicist, says there can be no compromise, only complete acceptance of homosexuality. You can read his article here.
Gushee talks of scriptural convictions as “discrimination” and says that society is changing on this issue so radically that any who don’t change will be marginalised. There is no doubt that society is changing but Christians have always sought to obey God, not people.