Blake BergJune 12, 2018Uncategorized2 Comments
This was a great pod cast and I really appreciated the reminder about staying low.
Please understand that my next comments come from a yearning for unity in the body of Christ. My heart hurts to drive down parts of my area and see 5-6 different churches. Each one would proclaim from the pulpit why their way is the best. God’s desire is for us to be united, it is for us to work together as 1 body. (I believe He is remarrying the Word and the Spirit in every one of HIs churches. ) That is the reason why it is a little disheartening to take a message that is wonderful on its own and add a critical twist to bring down another’s message (“the current trend in the identity message”…)
There are many places in scripture indicating that God’s righteousness is desirable and that those who are maturing in Christ are becoming Holy and receiving God’s righteousness as they are transformed more and more into the likeness of Christ… And that this is to be earnestly desired. :
From Hebrews: Therefore let us go on toward perfection,[a] leaving behind the basic teaching about Christ, and not laying again the foundation: repentance from dead works and faith toward God, instruction about baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
Also in Matthew we are told to seek first the Kingdom of God and God’s righteousness. I believe in John’s Gospel Jesus also tells us to be holy as he is holy.
So, I believe that both where we have come from and where we are headed are important and the person God calls to give the message hears the heart of God for the message needed. I believe ours is to receive what is for us, bless the truth in the message and know that God is faithful to balance His teachings.
Our spirit is saved, our soul is being saved (brokenness), and our bodies will be saved at the resurrection. Good message
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