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Author Topic: Is GCx Good for My Faith? (Part 4 Repost)  (Read 998 times)
Janet Easson Martin
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« on: December 28, 2014, 05:19:17 pm »

Is GCx Good For My Faith?  
Part 4

Jesus says the only work or comittment you must continually do to have success in your christian journey is to presently actively believe.  We are all prone to unbelief here and there as believers because we still have a  sinful flesh.  It encourages me to hear teaching on Romans that addresses believers as it's intended audience.  Explaining that our main obstacle to obeying Christ is unbelief (as children of God), not lack of "good works".  Believing in and relying upon His Righteousness rather than our own causes power and grace to flow freely through us!  But thinking we are approved because we are meeting certain standards by examining our "good behavior" is a set up for unbelief.  Self-righteousness being the biggest cause for lack of grace and power to really act as Jesus does.  Therefore, nothing - but Jesus, himself, (actively & presently relying upon him) makes us even good Christians.

"Then they asked him, "what must we do to DO THE WORKS GOD REQUIRES?"  Jesus answered, The work of God is this: TO BELIEVE in the ONE he has sent."   (John 6:28-29)

"Apart from me you can do NO good".  (John 15:5)    "There is only ONE who is good"  (Matt. 19:17)

False teachers knowingly and unknowingly create pits for present active faith or "current" dependence upon Jesus' righteousness.  They knowingly or unknowingly invent a "righteousness" of their own.  Because it is not a righteousness FROM God it is Not good in God's eyes.  So, following these "superior" rules is actually doing your faith NO good, God says.

"Mark my words!  I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be ...,
Christ will be of no value to you."
 (Paul addressing believers in Gal 5:1)

I feel God calls out False Teachers in many of these passages. Though they promise advantage and even power, they actually deliver the opposite -heavy burdens, shame and disgrace.  I asked God some time ago to show me where GCx was exposed in the Bible; and these and many other verses God kept highlighting to me over and over.  I believe God is calling out GCx as he called out this Galatian church's teachings and leaders!  And God wants you to ask him about it, so he can show you HIMSELF, too.

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For grace is given not because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them.        - Saint Augustine
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