“No matter what I do; no matter how hard I try; nothing seems to be working for me! I seem to be continually stressed and worried about whether my efforts will be enough so I can be saved! Being a Christian is so hard!” I want to be an overcomer, but I see no progress. Christianity sounds real good, but I have no power at all.
It was a time of trouble, the outcome of which hinged upon the repentance of God’s people. The consequence for not believing the Spirit of Prophecy would be the destruction of their cities and captivity in Babylon.
Many speak, teach and firmly believe in the idea of the theme: “in Christ.” This is well and good, but it represents only part of the truth - one facet of the gospel. The complete gospel is “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
We understand that the main theme of the 1888 General Conference, what was presented by the Lords messengers - Elder Waggoner and Jones - was righteousness by faith. However, what is not pointed out is that it is righteousness by faith because of Christ being in the believer - He is our righteousness.
There is a "rumor" that has become popular in the Church - that James was confused about the gospel and had mostly an Old Covenant understanding - that he was not truly a New Covenant writer.
Righteousness is only found in one place, and that is in Christ. The law recognizes and accepts only Christ’s righteousness and so for a man to be righteous, the law must see only Christ’s righteousness in him. The law will never accept man’s efforts to meet its standards.
If you had the choice to learn about justification and sanctification, would you dart off to the popular churches of today to study under them or would you inquire of the Lord and His word and search the writings of the prophets - both old and recent? -D. Peters
People are in danger of closing their eyes to truth as it is in Jesus, because it contradicts something which they have taken for granted as truth but which the Holy Spirit teaches is not truth.