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To Be Like Christ

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Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” (I John 4:17-18)

What an amazing passage this is!

It speaks of the end of fear and then makes another amazing statement.

That we are like Christ in this world. 

But what does that mean?

How can that be?!

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The Uncertain Evangelical Gospel: Conclusion – The Total Sufficiency of Christ

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Either a man believes that he is worthy to stand before God based on something within himself OR he rejects any hope in himself and casts his faith upon the total sufficiency of Christ.

Salvation, in a nutshell, really boils down to this.

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To Love in the Truth

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The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth: for the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.” (II John 1:1-2)

The Evangelical church is known for its emphasis on “love”. Whatever love may mean.

Emphasizing whatever popular Humanistic and Progressive concepts about love that the Christian academics are feeding the leadership of our local churches. As they call Christians to be activists and socially-engaged Christians.

All in the name of “love. 

And, while that observation may sound cynical, the reality is, there is no real way to define love.

Along with that emphasis on love is a great resistance to place any boundaries or limits on what love actually allows us to do. And not do.

Instead, love has become a kind of excuse that is used whenever there is any argument that involves truth or doctrine.

Love is used as an excuse to shut down any debate or concern over whether we are teaching and believing what the Bible actually says. Whether we are truly following the specific things Jesus actually taught us to believe.

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The Uncertain Evangelical Gospel: Part 2 – What Must We Believe to be Saved?

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Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” (Galatians 3:6)

The Salvation that Jesus Christ offers to men is based upon faith in His finished work. 

That faith is based upon very specific Truths about Jesus Christ.

These truths are found in very specific written words. Those words are inspired of God. They are inerrant, complete, accurate, and sufficient for a man to know the way of Eternal Life. 

When a man believes what God has said in His word, repents of his sins, and places His faith in the sufficiency of Jesus Christ, he is saved. He passes from death to life. 

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The Uncertain Evangelical Gospel

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The current shift from faith in truth to faith in ones outward good works is based on a rejection of written truth.

Specifically, on the written words of God.

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The Beginning of Knowledge

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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7)

This verse surprised me.

I’ve read through Proverbs many times in my life. But I’ve always thought it only said, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Which it does, in fact, say in Proverbs 9.

But, the fear of the LORD also applies to knowledge. Which touches on a whole different kind of understanding.

And it occurred to me that all the hoopla that men have for the pursuit of science, is based on a false premise.

Which is, that the pursuit of knowledge, or science, is the same as the pursuit of Truth. Truth that encompasses physical reality. Or all that is true about the natural world.

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Wisdom Cries Out!

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Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: she crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the opening of the gates.;” (Proverbs 1:20-21a)

I often wonder why simple, good, right thinking is not followed in our world.

And then I realize that this is not a new problem.

Wisdom has been crying out all through history. It has been screaming from the rooftops.

But men and nations have rejected the words of scripture from the most ancient of times.

So, this is not a case where the words of wisdom are not being heard. Men clearly hear what God is saying.

It’s just a simple case of men rejecting God’s words.

The leadership of our own country is ignoring God’s wisdom today. They are rejecting God’s Truth while trying to establish some other way to follow.

To establish some new Way. And to follow some new Path.

Like someone trying to find a black cat, in a vast dark cave, at midnight. 

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Liberals Hate Rules

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We have rules in this country.

Following the Rule of Law is essential to the preservation of Freedom.

Those rules apply to everyone.

Individuals, at all levels of power, must follow those rules; as the rest of us do.

Many individuals, currently in authority, are not following the rules.

Our lives and our country will be torn apart unless those in authority stop making excuses for not following the rules.

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How God Forgives Us: Conclusion – No Other Sacrifice

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Taking the extreme here, consider this verse that often confuses believers over the issue of forgiveness.

“…there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins…” (Hebrews 10:26-31).

This verse is often misunderstood regarding how sin, in a believer’s life, might cause him to lose his salvation. And, having sinned, is left without remedy.

However, it doesn’t mean that.

It means that the Lord has already provided us with everything we need. Whenever we sin.

It means nothing remains to be done in order to have forgiveness.

In other words, there is NO additional work to be done. There is NO additional forgiveness one must search for beyond the complete sufficiency of Jesus Christ.

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