Thursday, March 29, 2012

Worthy or Unworthy?

A question has come up this last week on our blog. I myself understand the answer to this question, but I will attempt to fully explain the answer in detail (by using scripture, people's opinions, and a ministry's thoughts). I first want to mention that his post is completly out of love and is in no means trying to hurt or to be arrogant. I am only trying to give the truth, to how the Bible puts it.

The above YouTube movie is from Living Waters. I highly respect their beliefs and they are true examples of modern day Christian evangelists. I asked Living Waters a question like this: "Are we worthy to have Jesus die for us?" They repeated and answered my question around the 19:00 minute mark. Please either watch the entire clip, or skip ahead to view their opinions/answers to the question.

(Note: The e-mail I wrote was a little bit wrong. The blog post Tony was referring to is not bad or incorrect. The link provided at the end of this post can be viewed for a further accurate description of what the post meant.)

The below few pictures, hopefully you can read them, are from Facebook. I asked the same question I asked on Living Waters and I got several replies from some of my Facebook friends. Each color represents a different person (if a color is place more than once, it is the same person.)

The below comments are from the post (the link is below this post) that started this whole conversation.
Someone commented the above text on one of the blog posts.
These two "clips" are what I wrote in response. To get a clearer example of the comments that were exchange, view the below link to the previous post.

>These two are connnected<

This is what another one of the authors for Dedicated Christians wrote in response.

As the above comments state, we are not worthy of having Jesus die for us. That is what makes His death so amazing and wonderful! Jesus died on the cross because we were (and still ARE) ungodly, and sinners. (Romans 5:1-8)

Someone on the Facebook comment replied Ephesians 2:8 which says: " For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.

Another verse that I thought was good, other than Romans 5:1-8, was Mark 2:17. "When Jesus heard it, He said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentence."

Sinners...are unworthy.

I looked the actual definition of unworthy in the Noah Webster Dictionary. It said: "Unworthy - Not deserving; followed by of. As sinner, we are utterly unworhy of the divine favor. 2. Not deserving; wanting merit. 3. Unbecoming; vile; base. 4. Not suitable; inadequate."

Thus, as you can see, the definition of Unworthy is clearly an example of someone who is a sinner, not deserving of forgiveness...but Jesus did it anyway! That's what makes the death of Jesus so amazing.

Overall, Jesus came onto this earth, not to save those who are worthy, but those who are unworthy. There is not one of us on this earth who is perfect compared to God. Jesus said so Himself, Why do you call Me good? No one is good, but One, that is, God." Jesus came down on this earth to save us from our unworthiness and to give us a chance to turn to Him instead of sin. If we were worthy for Him to die for us, then the whole gospel wouldn't make sense and we should all be able to just go to heaven without turning our lives over to Christ. He showed us Mercy.

Thank you for reading my little (well...maybe it's a little long....) blog post. But I thought I would share with you what I have been thinking about over the past week.

God bless,

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View the original blog post (written by Matthew) that started this whole conversation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Don't you think that the song in question is referring to our righteousness in Christ and not trying to say that we are worth anything in of ourselves. Pay special attention to the bridge - That is where all these new bands put all the truth. :) I still agree that the song is poorly worded, but I don't see what is wrong with the song as a whole. Maybe if you just take one line it can sound tricky, but if you take the one line in context it isn't quite so bad. I don't know, what do you think? :)