The Bible is not written just for theologians, but for the world at the most
common denominator so everyone can know the will of God.
There are, of course, many obscure passages requiring knowledge of some historical context, but
there are enough clear truths to be understood and live by for a lifetime. I like to use the analogy of a plane which is defined by three points. Let’s call this a plane of truth. There are many more than 3 points of truth to define God’s plan of salvation. If we frequently check our understanding, or interpretation, against them, we can’t go wrong. And it’s all about Jesus.
The full title for this writing should be: Do not conform to the patterns of this world. This article begs to differ with virtually all known commentaries and messages from pulpits everywhere that it does not mean what they generally propose.
Hebrews 12:4. What is the meaning of "You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin"? Is the goal of Christians to avoid sinning at all cost?
Surrender. Rest. Peace. Letting go. But if the Bible says that the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, then how can you surrender to God?
What shall we say then? Are we to remain in sin so that grace may increase? Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it? (Romans_6:1—NET)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind (Luke_10:27)
Thousands of books have been written on the topic of serving God. Those who seem to be doing something in some ministries believe that they're serving God...
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words (Matthew 6:7)...
Grace can be just a word to fill a part of a theology, or it can be something so precious that most are blind to it until when the eyes are opened to its wondrous life transforming power...
Missing God's Grace. Falling From Grace. Is your Christianity like walking a tightrope? Do you have peace with God?
Romans 8:17 — What does it mean to suffer with Christ? STRONGS's definition: Suffering—συμπάσχω = to endure with Christ in exactly the same manner. Do you meet all the requirements?
Deliberate sin. Is it about sins in general, or a specific sin that that has eternal implication?
Grace gives you a license to sin, or enables you to serve God?
Mortify the deeds of the flesh. Does this mean never sinning anymore? Why try to put to death what is already dead and buried with Christ (Romans 6:4)?
Parable of the Ambassador. Message of reconciliation.
Do you lose your salvation if you grieve the Holy Spirit?
Are There degrees of rewards in heaven?
Faith Salvation Works Cycle of Frustration