- Sep 9, 2010
John 6:44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.
The bible is not a rule book. It's the story of God's pursuit of the hearts of men. Does God get what He wants? Yes. Every time. Those He wants, the things He wants He draws to Him. Does He want me to love my neighbor? If I am so drawn I will do as written. I will do as He wants. Being saved in Salt lake City I've been asked, "How do you KNOW you are saved? How can you say that?"
Because Christ promised me. And I believe Him.
We are all sinners. Our very nature is sinful. When we repent our nature remains. We are still sinners.
Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
But our minds are changed. Our spirit knowing right from wrong. The body dies, but the spirit lives for eternity in the presence of the Father.
Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
Rom 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
"unless the Father who sent me draws him"
Praise our Lord Jesus Christ forever and forever.