I have been trying to get my head around exactly what the Evangelical movement refers to as having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
I read one such statement from an ex-Catholic converted to Evangelical where they described themselves as once being Catholic, but now they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, with no real explanation of what that relationship is.
I am not entirely sure what this personal relationship entails. Many times I hear people speak about this personal relationship along the lines of providing a personal body-guard (I have Jesus), sometimes I hear this relationship as Jesus is going to be the one to do my bidding (though of course not put that way but it is what it boils down to), and when I look at books in the Christian book shops, many appear to be focused on unleashing a power within us to do amazing things, get out the the boat sort of thing, become bigger stronger faster more powerful.
Can someone please explain the “relationship” part of the “personal relationship with Jesus” phrase.
I would like to know from anyone as to what our relationship to Jesus Christ is, and what it entails, and how that relationship functions.