6 things god never said 05

God wants us to surrender our lives to Him and allow him to have complete control of what He does with them. That though is part of following after Christ as a disciple, not part of salvation. Christ said in Luke 14:26, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.”

Our salvation is not a result of our surrendering our life to Him but instead Christ surrendering His life to the Father as a sacrifice for our sin. The agony Christ went through in doing so is explained by His words in the Garden of Gethsemane when He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.” (Mark 14:36)