Luke 14:28-33 — “Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.” What did Jesus mean when He made this bold declaration to the multitudes who were following Him? Why did He speak so strongly? And what is the message for us today?
The Bible is clear that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. To exercise that faith we have to say “goodbye” to any number of things, and this is why many do not believe. They love the world and the things that are in the world more than they want the salvation that Jesus holds out to them.