Paul's Passing Thoughts

Pondering the Gospel

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on November 6, 2014

PPT HandleAfter counseling nearly all day with a longtime professing believer about his life and the gospel, I would like to share the thoughts I am pondering afterward:

You are not saved without your own death and resurrection after that of Christ. Believing on Christ unto salvation is not a mere mental ascent to the facts of the gospel; it is a decision to follow Christ in His death and resurrection. This means you have died to the law able to condemn you and now love the law of the Spirit. The law of the Spirit is the commandments of Christ that formally condemned you. You have passed from death to life, and from condemnation to loving God and others according to the law. Your motives are indeed pure for the law can no longer condemn you, the only motive that is left is love.

To love God is to love the law of the Spirit of life: “If you love me, keep my commandments.”

Salvation involves your own literal death and resurrection after Christ…

“You must be born again.”

paul

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: