In this highly encouraging message, this humble Christian teacher presents 1 John in a way you’ve never heard before. There’s much more in this, but I’ll leave those gems for you to discover for yourself.
Prof. Tom Meyer spent 3 years in Israel as he completed his graduate studies. While there he learned many of the ancient techniques used to memorize whole books of Scripture.
May God bless you and grant you peace today and always.
“One item more must be mentioned, which seems the hardest step of all.”
“For hereunto were ye called; because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should follow in His steps.”
“We shrink from suffering of every kind and under all circumstances. It is something that we naturally shun and from which we would fain be delivered. And when we think of Christ as our deliverer, we readily accept the thought that suffering is the evil from which He came to deliver us.
Johnny Cash was a beloved friend to many of us. I hope that he was a true Christian. This short 5 minute interview reveals much about his personality, his view of calling, his faith, his refusal to take pain medication despite his numerous jaw surgeries and chronic pain.
“I’ve got a home in gloryland that outshines the sun. — Johnny Cash, 1996
And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas said unto Him, Lord, we know not whither Thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father but by Me.
“To whom shall we pray? Shall we simply speak to the Supreme Architect of the universe? Shall we simply call upon God to help us?
Let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith. Rom. 12:6.
Prophecy is of two kinds: one is the foretelling of future events, a gift or power possessed by all the prophets under the Old Testament dispensation, and by the apostles; the other is the explanation of the Scriptures. Now, the gospel being the last prophetic message to be delivered previous to the time of judgment, and to predict the events of that period, I presume Paul had reference here simply to that form of prophecy which is the explanation of the Scriptures.
“The Christian religion has been called a way of life. It is indeed a way of life, but it is at the same time a way of faith and a way of thought. If it should cease to be a way of thought, it would soon cease to be a way of life. The things we believe make up our creed, and our creed determines our character and our conduct. For this reason the first thing we wish to know about a man is his creed… (H.
Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. Rom. 12:2.
“We must be careful to follow neither the customs of the world nor our own reason or plausible theories. We must constantly subdue our disposition and control our will, not obeying the dictates of reason and desire.
“The real distinction of Lutheranism, as a practical system of truth, is its declaration and strong emphasis of the doctrine of justification by faith, or the truth that salvation is not something to be wrought out, but a gift freely bestowed on all who will take it from Christ.
“The great Lutheran doctrine, is that men “are justified gratuitously for Christ’s sake through faith when they believe that they are received into favor; and that their sins are remitted for the sake of Christ.
Only when men refuse to compare Scripture with Scripture and to read the mind of the Spirit in the complete revelation of the one truth unto salvation, could they fall upon the cheerless and forbidding thought, that the God of love created some men to an inevitable doom of death and endless misery, and that Christ was sent to be the cause of their destruction, as He was sent to be the cause of life and salvation to others more favored of God.
Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Psalm 19:12
…While we insist upon it that not every error is fatal, we wish to guard against the misconception, or false conclusion, according to which it is forthwith pronounced indifferent.
Fatal or indifferent are not the only alternatives. No sin in practice is indifferent, yet our hopes were indeed vain, if all were absolutely fatal.
Every sin in doctrine is dangerous, whether fundamental or not.