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COMMANDS OF CHRIST


 

 

 

LIVING FAITH

        How can a man tell he has faith?  One can feel he is nothing, that God is everything, he may be convinced of sin and conscious he cannot save himself, and yet have no faith.  He may wish to be saved by Christ, feel the warmth of love of God in his heart, rejoice in Him and desire His glory, and still have no faith.   

        Not that these things are not necessary for,  in fact, they are, but you can have all these without an ounce of faith.  Why?  Because there is a difference between feeling right and doing right.  In faith, one has to act.  This act is like the voucher that you have faith.       

        Even if you spoke like an angel, I would not believe on the ground of your speaking, until you act upon the things you teach. The action is the evidence of living faith. 

        Every act of faith must have the element of obedience to the commandments of Christ.  A little denial of some comfort to relieve the sick ad the needy, to curb one's temper, to forgive one's enemies, to resist the ridicule of the world, show more faith than the most brilliant lecture or conversation or explanation of Scriptures.  "

        Good thoughts save no one.  Obedience does. 

 

 

 

 

(10-10-10)

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