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“I Gave My Heart to Jesus!”

I believe the phrase, “I gave my heart to Jesus” has a couple of serious and humanistic problems with it.  First of all, “I” never really had anything to do with my salvation.  The Scriptures are clear that not one of us ever sought God (Romans 3:11).  He sought us without us deserving a bit of it, even giving us the faith to believe (Ephesians 2:8-9).  Secondly, what would God want with our hearts?  Our hearts are sinful and warped (Proverbs 20:9).  The Scriptures say that we are “dead in our transgressions” (Ephesians 2:1).  Unless God gives us a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26), we are utterly hopeless.  I think a phrase that would be more appropriate would be something like, “Jesus gave me life!”  If you agree, start using it instead of the other one.  I pray that God will use it to cause others to ask you what you mean by it.  I pray He’ll give them life too!

“For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.”  John 5:21

In Christ,

PastorJimKilby @Kilbin8er


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