Explanatory Footnotes *3
Submit unconditionally to Jesus---another way of describing turning away from
rebellion against God, but with more emphasis on turning toward obedience to
God, very specifically obedience to the supreme ruler God has appointed, namely
Jesus Christ. `Unconditionally' implies that no part of life or behavior is
held back as somehow not being subject to the creator's beneficent rule over us.
If this turning and submission at a point in time is sincere then this same
attitude will remain forever (but not perfectly at first) because God will be helping.
Unconditional submission is the only appropriate response to Jesus which acknowledges
all that he really is: the one who possesses the right to rule your life and to save it.
Genuine belief that this is who Jesus is must necessarily lead to this response.