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Exception to the Rule

A short poem expresses the pride of man.

πŸ“… 18 January, 2021 | Scritto da

Obedience and presence

The Lord told Jonah to go preach to Nineveh. The text says he fled from “the presence of the Lord.” Let it be noted that to refuse obedience to God is to remove oneself from his presence. The word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, β€œArise, go to Nineveh the […]

πŸ“… 25 June, 2020 | Scritto da

Obedience for salvation

Anybody who denigrates obedience in any way does not have the spirit of Christ. It is one thing to attempt salvation on one’s own merits; quite another to lovingly submit to God in obedience to the Lord’s commands. By obedience are we all saved, Heb 5.9. A large set of religious folk have confused the […]

πŸ“… 9 June, 2019 | Scritto da

Read and keep the words

Charles Box on Rev 1.1-3: John said, “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” (Revelation 1:3) He said, “Blessed is he that readeth.” It is a blessing to be permitted to read the Revelation […]

πŸ“… 15 April, 2019 | Scritto da

Strange! Bible verses until this really big point

See this page about how to know God. Every point has one or more Bible verses to substantiate it. (We have a beef with some of those points, but leave it for now.) There are Bible verses all over, until it comes down to answer the most important question that man can consider: “What must […]

πŸ“… 3 April, 2019 | Scritto da

Obedience necessary or not?

Citing Hebrews 9.27: Once Christ obtained His human perfection, He became the source of eternal life. Eternal life is given to those who obediently accept the gift given to them by God. Source: BLB Daily Promise for October 17th And here I thought evangelicals believed in salvation by faith only!

πŸ“… 17 October, 2018 | Scritto da

Heaven is God’s home

Ultimately, heaven is God’s home, not ours. He is not obligated to invite anyone into His home. β€”Kathryn Haddad Good thought here. His invitation is open to those who accept Christ by faith and obedience. Immediately, John 14.23 happens. Afterwards, eternal life in heaven.

πŸ“… 4 September, 2018 | Scritto da

Do whatever the Lord says

Powerful thought today by Ed M., on Balaam in Num 23.26. Here’s one small portion: A truth recognized. Balaam, the famous heathen diviner, spoke the truth. β€œI must do whatever the Lord says,” Numbers 23:26. Obedience was an ethical obligation, Exodus 23:22; Leviticus 19:37; Deuteronomy 6:18. God expects an unquestioning compliance, Hebrews 13:20,21. Jesus does, […]

πŸ“… 25 April, 2018 | Scritto da

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