Three Reasons I converted
1. Is means Is
2. Baptism now saves you
3. The Warnings are Real
In previous blog posts I’ve gone through the first two reasons why we converted from Calvinism to Lutheranism. When I write, Is means Is, I’m speaking of what Jesus said about the Bread and Wine of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. He spoke plainly, “This IS my Body…” When I write “Baptism now saves…” I’m actually quoting Peter when he speaks of the waters of baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
The hardest part of my coming to Lutheranism was #3. I was pretty rooted in the teaching of Predestination and that one’s eternal salvation was something one could not lose. After all, one had not earned it and it is a gift of God to sinners. However, I would come acr