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Reaction is Not the Issue

Man reacts to the Truth. He makes reaction the issue, when Truth is always the issue. When Truth is judged by man’s temperaments, it never complements his life but always reveals to him that eventually he is nothing ( John 15:5). Eventually, it shall be seen that his life consists only of analyzing the effects of truth without the baptism into life because of a death. When a person sacrifices Truth for his own personal escape, he always escapes the life of God. He does more than escape the truth, he escapes life.

True Christianity is always incompatible to my true natural nature. Satan wants people to take their natural man to evaluate the Christian life and if they feel horrible then that means they are not in the will of God. So death isn’t something that I can analyze but something I experience by not analyzing the Word of God.

For example, Abraham produced Ishmael. It is a sad thing that Abraham produced the works outside of faith. When man does everything to meet God’s requirements to fulfill God’s will outside of faith, then God has to reject his works as being wild.

Substituting our works for His faith only produces silence between man and God. After Abraham performed this operation of substitution, there were 13 silent years for him in his relationship with God. Through the Word of God, we have an ear that is full of faith.

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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