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The Spirit of Christ which lives within a true Christian
John 14:16-17 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. Words of Jesus
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Paraphrase: There is no eternal damnation for the true Christians, those who deny the demands of the flesh, who live not in accordance with the desires and inclinations of their lower nature, but live in accordance with the Spirit of Christ (God’s spirit) dwelling within them.
Rom 8:13-14 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Paraphrase: If you live according to your carnal nature, in accordance with the desires and inclinations of your lower nature (i.e. if you live a sinful life), you will go go to hell. But if you follow God’s spirit within and deny the temptations and inclinations of the flesh, you will go to heaven. Those who are led by God’s spirit are the true children of God.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
1 Pet 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
How do we become born again? Through repentance of sin, rejection of sin, turning to God, obedience to God. To the extent that our outlooks, attitudes, values, and conduct conform to Biblical teaching, we become children of God and God’s spirit dwells within us. We are children born of the Word of God.
The true Christian through self-control, self-discipline, and self-denial resists the impulses and inclinations of his lower nature and lives according to the knowledge of what is right that is within him. The knowledge of what is right within him comes from the spirit of God within him and is closely connected with his knowledge of God’s word. (It corresponds to the outlooks, attitudes and values of the Bible.) Being a Christian is about more than knowledge of what is right. It is about an obedience that requires seriousness, commitment, self-discipline, and character.
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God's message to the world
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Way of enlightenment, wisdom, and understanding
Way of true Christianity
America, a corrupt, depraved, shameless country
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The test of a person's Christianity is what he is
Who will go to heaven?
The superior person
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Ninety five percent of the problems that most people have come from personal foolishness
Liberalism, socialism and the modern welfare state
The desire to harm, a motivation for conduct
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Principles for Living Life
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America has lost her way
The really big sins
Theory on the Formation of Character
You are what you eat
People are like radio tuners --- they pick out and listen to one wavelength and ignore the rest
Cause of Character Traits --- According to Aristotle
These things go together
We are what we eat --- living under the discipline of a diet
Avoiding problems and trouble in life
Role of habit in formation of character
The True Christian
What is true Christianity?
Personal attributes of the true Christian
What determines a person's character?
Love of God and love of virtue are closely united
Walking a solitary road
Intellectual disparities among people and the power in good habits
Tools of Satan. Tactics and Tricks used by the Devil.
On responding to wrongs
Real Christian Faith
The Natural Way -- The Unnatural Way
Wisdom, Reason and Virtue are closely related
Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is another
My views on Christianity in America
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Sizing up people
We are all examples --- for good or for bad
Television --- spiritual poison
The Prime Mover that decides "What We Are"
Where do our outlooks, attitudes and values come from?
Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
Achieving happiness in life --- a matter of the right strategies
Self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline basic to so much in life
We are our habits
What creates moral character?