Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The truth about the if-then theory

Some people say..."its not by what YOU do!".....They are right..as far as the grace (provision) of God is concerned...Jesus did it all 2000 (odd) years ago on the cross and 50 days later the Holy Spirit was poured out..provision for all!!!......BUT...as far as the earthly realm is concerned there lots we should be doing....Sanctification is by grace THROUGH FAITH....Rom 8..."If YOU live by your corrupt nature, YOU are going to die. But if YOU use your spiritual nature (BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH!) to put to death the evil activities of the body, YOU will live."

Faith comes by hearing about the provision (GRACE) through the word of God...and faith is essentially a 4 part process...hear, meditate, speak, do...if i am not doing, i am really not hearing all that God is trying to tell me about his goodness...and if i am REALLY honest with myself, i am calling him a liar...But Craig, there is now NO condemnation for those in Christ...yes you are correct, only issue is...The law is the power of sin in the flesh, if we are living according to the flesh, then we are going back under the law and make no mistake, the law brings guilt and condemnation...That's why, if WE live by the Spirit (BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH - THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH!) we will LIVE !!

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