Some Basics concerning the Christian Faith and Christian Love

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“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16/KJV).

This is a blog about Christian love. Faith and faithfulness towards God is at the heart of Christian love.

Love “believeth all things”. With regard to God this means Christian love believes God without reserve. Christian love would not believe God only as long as faith seems to be advantageous.

Christian faith begins with accepting what God says about our lives. God says we are sinners and our sins separate us from God. Any violation of one of God’s commandments hinders a trustful relationship between God and me.

Faith knows about a way out provided by God. Jesus has come to bridge this abysmal gap between God and us. Jesus has carried our sins on the cross so that we trusting in him can be forgiven and restored into a loving relationship with God.

This is a free gift of God. Yet everything depends on whether we accept this gift.
Suppose you were in great need and hungry and somebody was inviting you to eat an adequate and healthy dinner. Just imagine you were taking a quick look at the meal but never stretch out your hand to take and eat! The best food would not be of much use to you if you don’t accept it and take it.

Suppose you had done wrong to some other man. Just imagine this person was stretching out his hand to you and telling you he was prepared to forgive you. Yet I tell you, unless you accept this outstretched hand you still will not be at peace with this individual.
God is offering you his peace today. How will you react on that?

Why not accept God’s invitation? Why not yield to Him just now?

You can simply pray to God. You can do so in your own words. Just tell him about your sin and sinfulness. Thank him for his readiness to forgive you. Decide to partner with God and to henceforth live with him!

You can also place every aspect of your life before him. Think of your finances and your ambitions. Think of your family. Think of your hobbies and of your private goals. Invite him to be the Lord of your life and to guide you and teach you how to be a Christian with all your heart.

Please note: There are certain fundamentals to the Christian faith and to Christian love without which you neither will experience God’s love nor his blessing in your life.

 

If you have questions, rereading the post I have published two weeks ago might help you. Just klick on this link!

As ever you may also ask questions in the comments. For more personal uestions you may use the contact form below. If you would like me to pray for you, you may also use the contact form.

 

 

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Auf meinem deutschen Blog möchte ich kurze Texte über Matthäus 11 Verse 28 bis 30 veröffentlichen und die frohe Botschaft von Jesus Christus anschaulich machen. Es lohnt sich, Jesus Christus zu vertrauen. On my new English blog "Motivation of Christian Love" I am sharing my thoughts on 1 Corinthians 13 and other bible texts.
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2 Responses to Some Basics concerning the Christian Faith and Christian Love

  1. ChasingJesusByPaula says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. Very encouraging… Blessings.

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  2. Thanks for commenting, thanks for following my blog. I have been writing about many things on this blog. Yet I feel it is important to remember these truths we learned when we got converted. This is what our relationship to Jesus is built on. Considering our own need, his grace and committing ourselves to Him – These are keys to grow spiritually.

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