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Having Biblical Credentials

We do not evaluate on the basis of preference. We do not evaluate on the basis of opinion. Natural means or thoughts or sources do not enter in when we view God, and neither do they enter in when we view God’s people. So many people see God in terms of a holy and fearful reverence. That is good and true. On the other hand, when it comes to God’s people, they reserve the right to judge and evaluate naturally without any awareness that those people, that church, that fellowship is joined to the Lord (1 Corinthians 6:17) and are members of the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27), members of His body, flesh, and bones (Ephesians 5:30). They can love God, but hate their brother in their attitude. It is not so with God, and it is not possible to believe the Bible and love God, but hate your brother in mental attitude or in expressed thought. God calls a person who does this a liar (1 John 4:20), for it is not possible to be double-minded in your attitude of love and still say you are experientially one with God.

Unconditional love has one thought which acts in laying down its life ( John 3:16). How does one perceive Godliness? How does one know where God is being exalted? You will find God high and lifted up where man is not. Whenever man has lost himself in Christ, there God will be found. God will give men the credentials when they have lost reputation and personal ambition through a cross.

Upwardly, outwardly, and inwardly, God will shed Himself abroad through the Spirit as the fruit of love.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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