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Archive for March, 2012

Importance of obedience

It is not enough to say that we believe.We must have that genuine faith which works by love, and purifies the soul.God has given us a perfect standard of righteousness in his law.“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.”This comprehends the whole duty of man to his God and to his neighbor.We owe to God our life, and all that makes life desirable, and when we refuse to render obedience to him, we rob and defraud our own souls.No man can choose his own way without deep ingratitude to God; in so doing he renders to God enmity for love.

1888 Materials p. 267

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The worldly-wise cannot see the beauty of that truth which Christ constantly opens to the understanding of those who have a willing, childlike desire to be loyal to God.To the humble the truth is the power of God unto salvation.

1888 Materials, p. 267

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Why Christ took on humanity

Christ joined His divine nature with humanity to show us that God would have us in the closest union with Himself.“God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

1888 Materials, p.280

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Simplicity of Salvation

The religion of Jesus Christ has not been as clearly defined as it should be, that the souls who are seeking for the knowledge of the plan of salvation may discern the simplicity of faith.In these meetings this has been made so clear that a child may understand that it is an immediate, voluntary, trustful surrender of the heart to God—a coming into union with Christ in confidence, affectionate obedience to do all His commandments through the merits of Jesus Christ.It is a decisive act of the individual, committing to the Lord the keeping of the soul.It is the climbing up by Christ, clinging to Christ, accepting the righteousness of Christ as a free gift.The will is to be surrendered to Christ.Through faith in the righteousness of Christ is salvation.

1888 Materials, p. 281

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Effect of Holy Spirit

Now that the enlightenment of the Spirit of God has come, all seem to be learning fast; but at first the lessons presented seemed strange and new, and their hearts and minds could not take them in.More real good could now be accomplished in one day than in one full week before, because they have now opened their hearts to Jesus, and He is abiding with them.All regret that they have been so long ignorant of what constituted true religion.They are sorry that they have not known that it was true religion to depend entirely upon Christ’s righteousness, and not upon works of merit.

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