Monday, June 4, 2007

Bits & Pieces: Obedience (9)

"He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him," (John 3:36).

* In one of the clearest passages of the New Testament, the apostle John here states God's requirements for eternal life. The word 'believe' is used interchangeably with the word 'obey', emphasizing the true nature of biblical belief.
For, regardless of what some may teach, the Bible knows no saving faith apart from obedience to the lordship of Jesus Christ.

* In no uncertain terms, the apostle John relates God's requirement for eternal life, and the consequences of rejecting His lordship. It is significant that obedience is used as a synonym for belief. Scriptural saving faith involves believing obedience.

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