Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Kirsten Powers testimony and interview

Kirsten Powers interview and testimony is worth listening to.  We all need to pray for her and her growth.  I just saw this this morning at Denny Burk's blog.  The way she describes her conversion sounds like what Reformed folks call "irresistible grace" - but God also used the process of her hearing the gospel and processing the content and theology for over a year; and talking about questions with people.  God uses means.

1 comment:

Brigitte said...

She does not explain it much. C.S.Lewis detailed his reluctant conversion in "Surprised by Joy". I've made a few blog posts about it recently. (Of course, everyone else knows this already. :))

We Lutherans don't call it irresistible grace we say with the catechism:

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the
forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
What does this mean? I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in
Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel,
enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith.
In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on
earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.
In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all
On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all
believers in Christ.
This is most certainly true.