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The Virtue of 'Babes' In Christ

- Who are the “babes” and “adults” in the eyes of Christ?

- How many people want the virtue of “babes” so as to be endowed with divine knowledge and wisdom?

- To whom do many people want to be identified with? To the “babes” or “adults?

 

Nov 20, 2005

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james 2:10

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Posted Feb 26, 2006 at 1:36:50 PM
Subject: james 2:10
Dear brethren, please bear with the rejoinder below for the james 2:10 scripture. it was a question to me for quite a while until recently, i came upon this message from the purechristianity website. hopefully this is one way of glorifying GOD, sharing the truth. In the FIRST OR OLD TESTAMENT, God gave His laws to Moses including the Ten Commandments. But God lamenting, said in Jer. 31:32 “which my covenant they brake,” referring to their non-compliance thereto. He knows man’s rationality that he will assert his capability to understand and follow the word on his own. However, how could man follow the strict requirement imposed on the law? James 2:10 “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” Therefore by the deeds of the law, man can never be acceptable to God because he always falls short of its requirement. Rom 3:20 “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” It is now clear that God’s purpose in giving the law is to convict man of his sins seeing the impossibility of following them. Thereby persuading man to humble himself before God and ask for His mercy. God keep on repeating this great message pertaining to the OLD TESTAMENT: Gal. 2:16 “ Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” Gal. 3:22 “But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.” The “works of the law” refers to man’s own capability to understand and follow them. Look how different man’s concept of “work” is, where it means doing something good to fellowmen. However, from the explanation of God “works” refers to “following the law to the letter.” This is the picture of man for his "works" before God: Isa. 64:6 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…” Man is not saved by good works, which according to human perception simply means following some laws to the "letter." Rather, man is saved by faith that means total trust in God. With this goes the endowment of divine knowledge and wisdom and strength to follow the word according to the will of God. Eph. 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Thus God went to the extent of saying, if only to call man’s attention to the impossibility of following the law to the “letter.” Gal. 3:10 “ For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.” Man is limited to the “letter of the law” for that is all that the intellect, feeling, and senses could comprehend. But God is speaking “things of the spirit” that need divine revelation to understand. No wonder, to the Natural Man TRUTH in the word is foolishness for he cannot understand them. 1 Cor. 2:14 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually [not intellectually, not of the senses, not emotionally] discerned.” unceasingly praising and rejoicing only in GODs Spiritual Words of Truth, almario
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