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Monday, October 15, 2018

Bible Passage:John 17:3

"And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent."

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In these words Christ shows what eternal life is.  He says: Eternal life is thus and My disciples shall receive it in this way "that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent." Let him who would walk safely flee and avoid all those things which natural reason and human thoughts are accustomed to advance concerning this article; for there is no counsel and wisdom that can avail against the seducing delusions of the devil, nor anything but our having a steady faith in the plain and simple words of the Scriptures, not at all relying upon our own thoughts and speculations, but saying: Whatever Christ has said must be true, although it may be beyond my comprehension, or that of any other mortal, how it can be true.  For it is utterly impossible that human reason should grasp even the least article of faith.  Nor can any mortal have any right thought or sure knowledge of God whatsoever, without the Word of God.  The farther and more deeply human reason goes in the investigation of God, His works, His will, and His counsel, the farther it gets from the knowledge of them, until it comes at last to know nothing and to believe nothing of God at all.  Here you see the words are plain: Christ gives to all who believe eternal life; but no one can give eternal life except God only; wherefore it must incontrovertibly follow that Christ is truly and naturally God.


Hail Him, ye heirs of David's line,
Whom David Lord did call;
The God incarnate, Man divine:
And crown Him Lord of all!

--
Cuda.
aka Pastor Robin Fish
It isn't whether we win or lose, it is "Do we stand faithfully?"


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