As human beings, we are made of three vital elements. These three elements are known as spirit, soul, and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). Man has two major aspects that define whom he really is. The first one is the spiritual or immaterial aspect, and the second one is the physical or material aspect. Two out of those three elements are spirit, such as both the soul and the human spirit while the body is physical.
Love is one of the utmost themes recorded in the Word of God. Christ has commanded us to love each other in the same manner that He has loved us according to (John 15:12). God is in fact the source of love; in other words, He’s love by nature (1 John 4:8). Furthermore, He has shared with us that remarkable love through His only begotten Son Christ Jesus. And He demands us to share that same type of love which is flowing through us to others, so that they may see that we are of Him and know Him.
As Christians, one major aspect of our walk with the Lord is marked with the fact that we find ourselves in an ongoing conflict with the devil, sin, this evil world system, as well as our own carnal nature. With this in mind, temptation is really something that we have to be extremely cautious about because it ultimately leads people to sin.
Holy living is something that must play an extremely important role in the life of every believer in Christ. Holiness is the tenet that creates a clear distinction between those who are in Christ and those who are not. It’s also a way of living that’s quite common all throughout the Bible with respect to those who have been earnestly seeking God. It is the condition by which we become acceptable and worthy before God. We’re commanded by God Himself to be holy according to (1 Peter 1:16).
2,000 years ago, Christ came down to this earth with a very important mission. It’s such a decisive mission that the future and hope of humanity would be determined by it. Christ’s ultimate purpose was to reconcile mankind back to God by abolishing that unbridgeable gap that had long existed between both God and mankind due to sin. Glory to God and to the Lamb, it’s a mission that was fulfilled as intended the moment Jesus gave His life on the cross as a sacrifice for humanity’s sins and came back to life 3 days later.
Sin is undoubtedly a serious problem that we as believers in Christ have to confront on an ongoing basis in order to maintain our relationship and our walk with the Lord. The truth is that nobody can have a genuine relationship with God while living a sinful life. Our relationship and fellowship with God is rested wholly on our reverence for Him by keeping His Word. Therefore, we can’t really have something that’s based on honoring God’s Word while living in such a way that dishonors that very same thing that must be honored.
Living for Christ is an ongoing process that requires anything that pertains to our carnal nature to be left out completely. We can say that everything that had put us in the extremely unpleasant condition we once had been before God, which ultimately led Christ to come and die for us has to be abandoned completely at any cost. As the Word of God says, we must put to death the old version of ourselves for the sake of living for Jesus.
All throughout scripture one of the major issues that God is telling us to be highly aware of is temptation. It’s something that we have to take very seriously because our choices when it comes right down to our responses to temptation will determine whether we’ll allow God to be in control of our lives or not. We have to truly understand that there is someone who is eagerly trying to win over our souls through the use of that particular means. Satan is the author of temptation; in other words, he is known as the tempter. In fact, temptation is the most powerful weapon that he has been using against humanity for thousands of years. His foremost objective with it is to lead and keep us away from God indefinitely through rebellion and sinful living.
One of the key claims of the so-called Jehovah’s Witnesses is that there is only one God and that Jesus is essentially a lesser god. When it comes to the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit, they believe that He is God’s power in action, His active force while it’s unmistakably clear in the Word of God that He is a divine being with an intellect, will, and emotion. They also teach that Jesus is god in the sense that He was the first thing God the father created.
One of the greatest blessings that comes from being a Christian is that God saves us simply because He is good and offers us salvation as a gift that does not require any conditions to receive except our willingness to take it. Isn’t that wonderful? Doesn’t that prove God is a loving God? God does not only provide us salvation through His Son Jesus Christ, He gives us the awesome privilege to become His children. In fact, by becoming His children, we have the right to inherit His promises.