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Peter James writes really spiritual things, which I personally value, and
am uplifted by them. Those who are too lazy to read such posts, let them at
least be silent. What right do you have, ladies, to discourage someone from
writing, only because it bores you or you can't grasp it?
This list has been dead for a time. Now when someone appears who is able to
put some life into it, you put him down.
Peter James says:
"When discussing Faith, many people think that this is a human quality that we can work up.
Many people say I wish I had the faith like some other person.
They are unaware that the faith that matters is the faith of Jesus Christ.
It is not a human faith, which we can intensify by some activity.
Genuine believers are still only human beings who have a spiritual calling.
We are called to spiritual warfare where the Eternal implements,
His already gained victory over Satan"
Henryk says: A very valuable remark, James. Very few people nowadays realise that. When we discussed this on this list a few years ago, the overwhelming majority decided that Faith (also Charity and Hope)was not a Gift of God, but of our own making. In spiritual matters, however, the majority is usually not right.
The faith mistake is based on a mistranslation. The KJV Bible still speaks of "Faith of Christ" that saves us, in agreement with the Greek original. All modern translations make it "Faith in Christ", which causes large numbers of people to live in a fools' paradise.
For those who have the time to investigate the matter, here is a longer article.
Is your concept of Christian Faith erroneous? The faith of most professing Christians is spurious, in that they believe that the Faith that they are supposed to have as Christians, is something of their own devising or their own making.
This is not what the Word of God teaches. The Christian New Testament of the Bible teaches that Faith is a Spiritual Gift of that Faith that is Christ's.
It is Christ's Faith which he has from the Holy Spirit of his Heavenly Father.
Here are some of the relevant passages, which are indisputable as to meaning, proving Faith to be a gift of God.
l Corinthians 12:4, 7-9. Verse 4, speaking of the Holy Ghost, God's Holy Spirit, reads, 'Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.' (7) 'But the manifestation of the spirit is given to every man to profit withal.' (8) 'For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit.' (9) To another faith by the same Spirit;'
Romans 12:3, '. . . but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.'
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith .' (Galatians 5:22.)
Hebrews 12:2, 'Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our Faith:. . .'
Ephesians 2:8, 'For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.' (Read verse9.)
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.'
That it is Christ's Faith which justifies us is told in Galatians 2:16, 'Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by works of the law; for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.'
This, the King James version, is in accord with the original Greek text. The New English Bible version is wrongly interpreted as our having faith in Jesus Christ (which we do have to have) instead of having the Faith of Jesus Christ, a Spiritual Faith, not something of our own doing, but a Gift from God of Christ's Faith, which alone will save us.
Verse 20, 'I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the Life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.' It is Christ living in us, and His Faith which justifies us before God. Christ is our Life Eternal. We accept Christ's Life, His Body and Blood, His Sacrifice, his Gospel, and his Faith, and also His Resurrection, as our own, just as we are crucified with him, in Baptism. We, with Christ, are the Temple in which the Father is worshipped. Without Christ, we are nothing. (Read: Ephesians 1:17, 2:17-22; Romans Chapter 6; John 3:27; Colossians 3:4; John 6:48-58; Ephesians 4:4; Colossians 2:6-7, and 17; Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 15:20-28; 12:27; Hebrews 10:12-14; 2 Timothy 1:9-10.)
A very old hymn sums up our position with the words, 'Nothing but myself I bring, simply to your Cross I cling.'
We are utterly dependent on God for everything. This is brought home to us by verse 7, of 1 Corinthians chapter 4, 'For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it.'
This applies to our body, our intelligence, our emotional nature, our passions, our food and drink, our clothing, our environment, our earth, etc. in fact everything, even our Eternal Life.
Do not accept the lie that Christian Faith is something that you personally bring into being, because it is really a Spiritual Gift from God, enabling you to come to Him.
Remember that Christian Faith is the Faith of Christ, with the Christian 'Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith . . . ' (Hebrews 12:2; Read also verse 3-26.)
list is not only for you, Betty. You don't have to read the posts if you don't
have the time or will. I for one find the posts interesting, even though I
don't agree with everything.
Be Humble Repent Listen To The Eternal God Obey Him.
This is very easy to say, but I assure you that it is physically impossible,
without the empowerment of the Eternal God.
Attending some Church, going up to an altar call, or isolating yourself,
in the hope that somehow it will all be alright, will not do it.
What are you going to do about it before it is too late?
See The Video: Obedience Is The Only Way Of Escape
. The only way out of this dilemma is Jesus Christ.
. He is the only way of escape.
. We have to be under His Care and Protection.
. Salvation by any other name or means,
. Simply does not exist.
. Complete Obedience is required
Praise the Lord.
. Come soon Lord Jesus.