From I’ll Be Honest: You basically have two kinds of professing Christians in the world: those who are deceived and find God’s commandments burdensome, and those who are genuine and ultimately don’t find them a burden.
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.”
33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
19 Remember my affliction and my wanderings,
the wormwood and the gall!
20 My soul continually remembers it
and is bowed down within me.
21 But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:
22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”
In 1 John 5:1 it teaches us that the believer believes because they’ve first been born of God. This shows us that the new birth is responsible for faith; not faith being responsible for the new birth. True Christianity is always the activity of God and our faith is a reaction to God’s initial call. Why does this matter so much? It is because we want a church that is God’s work and not something manufactured by man.
Using Robert Reymond’s “A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith” as the supplementary textbook after the primary text, the Holy Scriptures. Please check the GCC Livestream channel for streaming availability of future classes.
Today’s class: Chapter Seven – The Nature of God.
28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth, said, “My lord Moses, stop them.” 29 But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORD’s people were prophets, that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!”