(Who is this guy, anyway? And why does he hang out with his mom?)
Scott grew up in a nominally Christian home in Bremerton, WA. In his mid twenties he “asked Jesus into his heart”, however, he was unsure if anything meaningful had taken place. He dutifully checked off the weekly church attendance box but fundamentally was not a different person. Occasionally he wondered why he was so apathetic about his faith. Bright guy that he is, however, it took him only 28 years to discover the truth.
One morning, while listening to the Word of God being rightly proclaimed, he understood that Jesus, the second “person” of the triune God, had lived a perfect, sinless and holy life and had died the death that Scott himself deserved. Jesus had paid for Scott’s sins and he believed it. He trusted Jesus for eternal life! The gospel, the power of God unto salvation, had saved him. What he done so long ago was recite a few canned words to hire Jesus as a life coach. Someone to help him set his life in order. It wasn’t that he had been an apathetic Christian, but rather that he had not been a Christian at all! He was a sinner in need of a Savior; the crucified and risen Lamb of God. What he had needed nearly three decades previously was forgiveness, not his best life now!
Scott is a new creation in Christ Jesus today, by the grace of his Savior. “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” Galatians 2:20.