Millions have met Jesus. They have embraced His salvation, they have embraced His grace, they have embraced the promise of eternal life. They worship Him as Lord, testifying of His deity and His union with the Father, and yet His words are totally alien to them. Jesus' teachings find little resonance in their hearts, little place in their lives.
Lu 6:45 "The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. (NASB)
When Jesus spoke, He spoke from that which filled His heart. When He said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit" He spoke from the abundance of His heart. These words were dear to Him, and dear to His Father. If we have a share in His heart, if we have a share in the Spirit of God, then these words will be dear to us, to the exclusion of others. These are not teachings that could have been otherwise, nor are they teachings for another age- they are as eternal as the Son of God.
We have to understand truth Biblically, as a spiritual entity. Truth is not truth unless it is living and active, and it cannot be that way until it is embraced. It cannot become a power in our lives until it has become a fire in our souls, burning out conservative and liberal, black and white, rich and poor, high class and low class. Truth is supposed to be a power within the believer to be joined with the Holy Spirit. Once understood in that way, the truth can become a transforming power. Until truth is a transforming power in the hearts of believers, then all of the scripture is dead letter.
Jesus said, "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels." (Lu 9:26 NASB)
2000 years later we find a church that is ashamed of Him and everything He stands for. Lost in dispensations, social activism, idealism, organization, proselytizing, and a show-biz induced spiritual torpor, the church in America no longer stands as a witness of Jesus Christ. We present a narrow range of ethical imperatives which we uphold with fervor- as we should- and then go to sleep as prosperity and the need to preserve it sap all the life out of our churches.
Many Christians have been watching the decline of our society and wondering where God is in the midst of all of this. God has been watching the decline of His Church. We have mourned the loss of America's glory far more than we have mourned the loss of the truth in our midst. We have not embraced those things that are dear to God's heart. We are as materialistic as the heathen, and this materialism is paraded openly, even while the truths of the Sermon on the Mount are saved for the next dispensation.
Join us for a tour of the Bible and of God's purposes.
No matter where you go in the Bible you will not be far from Jesus'
teachings. They permeate the fabric of Divine revelation: plainly seen
in the Pentateuch, openly proclaimed by Paul, revered by the major
figures of Church history, central in the lives of the non- Western
Church, a foundation for any understanding of the Body of Christ. 2000
years ago God spoke through Jesus to clarify His purposes for us on this
earth after the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He
speaks today, through the Holy Spirit, and is openly proclaimed to the
world when people offer their bodies to God as living sacrifices.
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include other writings, as well as samples of the next book From the Ground Up:The Fellowship of Life.