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FAITH Part 3

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Ztheberean, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Ztheberean

    Ztheberean New Member

    Nov 27, 2006
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    We need to receive grace (in all of it’s teaching) so that we could have obedience to the faith (Rom 1:5); How does this happen? Someone is sent unto us to impart the spiritual gift (of grace in all of it’s teaching) so that we can be established in the mutual faith, wherein we are comforted (Rom 1:11-12).

    All of this is so that we would not remain ignorant (1:13); You see “our” faith (is the death of Jesus and His resurrection) which is spoken of in all the world (Rom 1:8); However Christ’s faith is “our crucifixion” with Christ so that “we” are no longer living (for our own selves) but Christ living in us (so that we can live unto God for others) because of God (the Father) crucifying us with Christ (Gal 2:20).

    Even though you might be astonished at this doctrine, and think is this NEW? No, it is not new, this is the doctrine that Jesus spoke about and this is why the religious leaders wanted to destroy Him (Mk 11:18).

    Are you also astonished with these answers in their understanding? (Lk 2:47); If so, Jesus’ Mother was also astonished (2:50); Why was this? Because Jesus was about His Father’s business (not the business of the traditions of men) (Lk 2:49).

    Therefore, those who speak about the faith OF Christ are the FEW laborers
    (Lk 10:2, 1Thes 5:12-13, 1Cor 4:15, Phil 2:19-21)

    The question is: Are you about the Father’s business OR your own business?? (Lk 2:49)

    For we can only live just by His faith providing we “learn how” to come from (our) faith to (Christ’s) faith (Rom 1:17) The righteousness of faith can only be attained by having the faith OF Christ, because “our own” righteousness is of the law (Phil 3:9).

    Do you have confidence in what you can do? (Phil 3:4) If so, you cannot be for Christ because you haven’t counted all things (including your will) as “dung” (sh_t) so that you could have the excellence of the knowledge (understanding) of Christ (Phil 3:8); Which knowledge says that WE are apprehended by Christ (3:12).

    If we can ask God to help us forget all the things behind us, then God can make us perfect by this mind set, and anything else which is not,(of forgetting the past) God (through His people) shall reveal this unto us. (Phil 3:13,15). For whatsoever is not of faith is sin (Rom 14:23); So let us follow after the things which make for peace, which are the things that edify one another (14:19).

    For these are the things that serve Christ, and are acceptable to God, which (godly) men (and women) approve of (Rom 14:18); Do you have this faith which is of God’s elect? If so, then you can acknowledge that all of this truth is after godliness (Titus 1:1); Because God has gifted you repentance (through the patient minister that is instructing you, see 2Tim 2:24-26) so that you can see all of these things (Acts 26:18, 5:31, 11:18).

    Only hypocritical teachers keep back this moral instruction which is of mercy, and faith, because they only care about the tithe, this is why Jesus said there is a WOE upon these (Math 23:23); These are blind guides who only care about the outward appearance of appearing righteous unto men, but their insides are full of hypocrisy, lust, and iniquity (23:24-28).

    It is these blind guides who are teaching believers that they can choose to do well in “their own will”, but what does GOD say?? Believers who still have “their own will” present within them “CANNOT” perform anything good (Rom 7:18); These are known as self-willed believers who are also presumptuous, because they are walking in the lusts of their flesh (which needs to be crucified so that they could become one of Christ’s, see Gal 5:24) (2Pet 2:10)

    Our own will is called evil (Jm 4:13, 16); which causes us to be in a wretched condition in need of God’s deliverance (Rom 7:24); Without deliverance we can only have the devil as our father because “our will” is a lie which cause us to be in lusts, and error against this truth (Jn 8:44).

    Can you examine yourself to see what faith you have (Christ’s or yours)? This also must be proven with the scriptures, so that you would not be a reprobate (rejected) concerning “THE FAITH” (2 Cor 13:5).