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System vs. Attitude

Jesus Christ is not glorified in a system of perception, but in an attitude of faith that derives its substance from the Gospel. God wants people to come out of the system and to live in an attitude. A system is an absolute way of doing things because we know how it works, through reasoning. People's lives are made up of systems that they carry into Christianity. Instead of experiencing a faith that works by love, they add a system of works to salvation. Because they cannot logically understand an object receiving unmerited favor, they institute systems outside of Truth.

The mind of Christ perceives by the Word through faith. Faith is an attitude that produces life, which is grace. Christ desires man to live perceiving faith by the Word. Living in the order of God's Word will then produce the life of Christ's Spirit. Our mind no longer evaluates and reasons, but instead works by unconditional love. We do not forfeit the opportunity to express Christ to people simply because of our own system of evaluation causes us to hesitate and voids the supernatural spontaneity of faith in terms of grace.

Faith perception brings us trust in a trial, peace in the storm, victory in temptation's midst, and Christ for every person ignorant of grace. Attitude, not the system. Under the system of sight, you do not dare to love those living below your standard, but the attitude of faith is derived from a Word that dares you to do something without sight.

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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