"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."- John 3:16-17

Sunday, 26 February 2012

that I may live

"It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver....

I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort....

Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live...."

-from Psalm 119.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

"That every mouth may be stopped...."

"God, being a perfect God, had to give a perfect Law, and the Law was given not to save men, but to measure them.  I want you to understand this clearly, because I believe hundreds and thousands stumble at this point. They try to save themselves by trying to keep the Law;  but it was never meant for men to save themselves by.

Ask Paul why (the Law) was given.  Here is his answer, 'That every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God' (Romans 3:19).  The Law stops every man's mouth.  I can always tell a man who is near the kingdom of God;  his mouth is stopped.  This, then, is why God gives us the Law-  to show us ourselves in our true colours."