- I used to "study" the Bible to just be able to not look silly in my sunday school class.
- I used to not understand ANYTHING that I was reading.
- I used to try to rationalize almost everything that I read.
- I used to not believe what I was reading. I can say this because I was not carrying out what I read on a daily, hourly, minutely basis.
- and the list could go on...
True Christians are saved by Grace thru Faith. The Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Faith without works is Dead.
Matthew 5-7 is just one of many examples that showed me that I wasn't DOING what Jesus said to do. Furthermore , I COULDN'T do it because I wasn't a True Christian. I wasn't Born Again. I couldn't live by faith because I was living in the flesh. I didn't have the power to overcome the flesh. I praise GOD that His only begotten son has the power overcome the power of the flesh, sin, and even death. He keeps proving that to me everyday. Praise be to God! Thank you, Lord, for your Holy Spirit that draws us. Thank you for not leaving us in our sin and blindness. Thank you, Lord, for opening my eyes.
I would encourage anyone to listen to this.
What is The New Birth?