LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Saving Faith pt.2

"At the same time, it is a dangerous state of things if doctrine is made to drive out precept, and faith is held up as making holiness a superfluity. Sanctification must not be forgotten or overlaid by justification. We must teach plainly that the faith which saves the soul is not a dead faith, but a faith which operates with purifying effect upon our entire nature, and produces in us fruits of righteousness to the praise and glory of God."

Spurgeon's statement here should give us all plenty of pause. How often are we content to go into our lives holding firmly to the fact of our justification, but give very little thought to the biblical mandate that we are to walk as Jesus walked, in His foot steps, led by His Spirit? Doctrine over precept? Head knowledge over practice?

Food for thought.

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