Friday, November 25, 2016

1 Corinthians 2:9 (KJV) Promises So Precious

1 Corinthians 2:9 (KJV)
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
The problem the lost man, whether Jew or Gentile, has against Christianity is that he cannot conceive the promises God has for those who love Him.
  • The Jew stumbles at it believing himself to be the sole inheritor of God
  • The Gentile believes it is foolishness because the limitations of the world block his ability to see the glory of God
But the Christian, the one who loves God and possesses His Spirit, knows of promises so precious they pass all understanding. We can’t explain them. We have no earthly proof of them but the earnest of His Spirit in us assures us the truthfulness of them.
False professors of the Christian faith having themselves no conception of these things, are forced into one of two measures:
To have a form of godliness but deny the power thereofThese compromise the faith giving ground to:
  • modernism, 
  • liberalism and 
  • higher criticism 
I read recently of a Church of England leader who said his church couldn’t survive if they continue trying to be relevant. They can make it only by returning to the convictions of the Word of God. I don’t agree with his church but I do agree with his assessment.
To fake itCharismatics, Pentecostals and Progressives have taken this tack. They create fake miracles that seem to be greater than our hearts can conceive or else they hype up their services with loud music and flashing lights to excite their attendees.
None of this is necessary for those who love God. Paul said as much when he said he had not come in excellency of speech. He did not win them with charisma or entertainment. He won them with truth.
People who love God love truth.
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1 Corinthians 2:9 (KJV) Promises So Precious

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