>Personal? Really?

>How do these things get started?

Here are some online definitions of “personal”:

adjective

1.

of, pertaining to, or coming as from a particular person; individual; private: a personal opinion.
2.

relating to, directed to, or intended for a particular person: a personal favor; one’s personal life; a letter marked “Personal.”
3.

intended for use by one person: a personal car.
4.

referring or directed to a particular person in a disparaging or offensive sense or manner, usually involving character, behavior, appearance, etc.: personal remarks.
5.

making personal remarks or attacks: to become personal in a dispute.
6.

done, carried out, held, etc., in person: a personal interview.
7.

pertaining to or characteristic of a person or self-conscious being: That is my personal belief.
8.

of the nature of an individual rational being.
 
So from where did the term “personal savior” come? Don’t really care, don’t want to research it, just want to eradicate it. “Accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior” Really?
 
It waters the slippery slope into isolated faith, a dumbed-down Jesus who is at our beck and call to serve us…after all, He is allegedly our personal savior…  
 
End of mini-rant. Comments/observations more-than-welcome… 

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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