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4.17.2014

Something about real will

>My heart is best guarded from sin when it is submitted to the loving care of others.

As a regenerated Christian, a born again believer, you should need no external force to not sin. The fruit of your regeneration and sanctification (not talking of perfectionism) comes from within you; from your new heart and new nature. You shouldn’t be in the fallen situation where you want to sin, but an external constraint keeps you from sinning. You should be in a state where you no longer desire to sin (and if you fall you don’t desire to stay in sin but desire to get back up and out of it as fast as possible; you find it abomination, and with each fall you are more likely not to fall again and by lesser and lesser degree). You also begin to realize you are on a battlefield, a spiritual battlefield, where mistakes are costly, and you develop as a soldier of Christ to no longer give the Devil and the world and your fallen nature any victory over you by your own mistakes.

2 Comments:

Anonymous monax said...

Amen to this, ct!

I called b.s. the moment I read the quote.

Truly, my friend, there is no external (like accountability) or even internal (like the efforts of my flesh) force that can keep me from missing the mark except for my abiding love of God. A living every moment in the presence of the Godhead that displaces all other pleasures!

I love what you dropped for me at chez moi.

Just looking for some free time to answer.

April 17, 2014 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger c.t. said...

Here's the blog thread that was from, for context:

http://garrettkell.com/the-2nd-most-important-book-any-christian-can-have/

I don't know who the blogger is, I was just following links and ended up there.

April 18, 2014 at 12:12 PM  

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