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"He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His Commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him."
- 1 John 2:4
 
What is Christianity?  It is God's grace in Christ; forgiveness of sins; eternal life; new life in Christ; and membership in God's eternal kingdom.
 
God speaks of our sins as having been blotted out through Christ. And yet we must not think of God's grace simply as a blotter by which our sins are removed. When we are saved, Christ not only takes something away, but He also gives something: A bond of fellowship with Him; His own  Spirit and a new life. Now that we have been redeemed, it is in . . .

"He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His Commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him."
- 1 John 2:4
 
What is Christianity?  It is God's grace in Christ; forgiveness of sins; eternal life; new life in Christ; and membership in God's eternal kingdom.
 
God speaks of our sins as having been blotted out through Christ. And yet we must not think of God's grace simply as a blotter by which our sins are removed. When we are saved, Christ not only takes something away, but He also gives something: A bond of fellowship with Him; His own  Spirit and a new life. Now that we have been redeemed, it is in line with the whole purpose of redemption that we return to our first love, for love is the fulfilling of the Law. "He that loveth not his brother abideth in death,"
 
Christian friends, God does not desire simply to forgive us our sins and then leave us alone. He never does that. He wants us to follow Christ more and more. Faith which unites with Christ brings us the love of Christ to direct our walk. "He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked."
 
Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed thro' His infinite mercy,
His child, and forever, I am
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - Here is the key that reveals of whose spirit we are: "He that loveth his brother abideth in the light." 

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