True Christianity is not defined as what we get from our belief. It is what our belief gives to others and promotes the glory of God!
Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.John 3:28-29 Consider here … Continue reading Are You Humble?
Arrogance and pride have no place in the discussion of the word of God. If a person feels they are smarter than someone else that may be true. But, how did they gain this knowledge? And, is their knowledge truthful information?
By the way, if it was all about the numbers, then Jesus was a failure too! Yes, He had thousands of followers when he fed them in the wilderness. But, as soon as he started preaching, there were only a few hundred at most that continued to follow Him!
If Nicodemus does not understand depravity, why would he be looking for themes of restoration by mercy and grace?
Before we are born again, we are only natural creatures operating with natural understanding. We cannot understand spiritual things.
If we were true to the understanding of our own depraved nature separate from the grace of God, we would only rejoice in this sovereign act of God! He did what we CANNOT do!
Jesus is not teaching that you have to be both physically born and spiritually born.
Simply put, the only way to see or enter into the kingdom of God is by a marvelous and irresistible act of grace performed on a person by the sovereign work of the Holy Spirit.
He came in power against sin. Moreover, He came in the power of amazing grace so that we are not consumed by His rage against sin but made able to stand by the power of his grace and mercy.