- Oct 14, 2013
Yes, I think that is good advise. So when Jesus says to do something, I will try to do it. I will not ignore it because somehow it does not pertain to the gospel of grace.
Then you do not understand what the GOSPEL OF GRACE actually is.
Your Human Spirit is saved by GRACE, the Moment you genuinely BELIEVE IN HIM. After that SALVATION, You begin the Process of Sanctification, which SPAWNS out of the LOVE HE POURED INTO YOUR SPIRIT in ROM. 5:5. EVERY PART OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE spawns out of GOD's LOVE that HE POURED INTO OUR HEARTS (Human Spirit). THUS, OBEDIENCE Spawns from OUR LOVE FOR HIM. Obedience never has been part of SALVATION, it has ALWAYS BEEN part of our LOVE, and Our LOVE was PRODUCED by GOD's LOVE IN OUR HEARTS (BORN AGAIN HUMAN SPIRIT).
It is NOT a matter of I HAVE TO OBEY, at all.
IT IS A MATTER OF IF I REALLY WAS SAVED, I WANT TO OBEY, BECAUSE THAT IS PART OF THE GENUINE BORN AGAIN HUMAN SPIRIT.
John 14:15 (HCSB)
15 “If you love Me, you will keep My commands.
1 John 5:3 (HCSB)
3 For this is what love for God is: to keep His commands. Now His commands are not a burden,
IT IS NOT A BURDEN, BECAUSE IT IS DONE AS AN ACT OF GENUINE LOVE.
AND WE DO NOT EVEN GET TO TAKE CREDIT FOR THAT LOVE.
Romans 5:5 (HCSB)
5 This hope will not disappoint ⌊us⌋, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
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