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Sin boldly, repent boldly

June 1, 2012

“Sin boldly, repent boldly” – Luther.

(Rev 3:16 KJV) So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

From a forum post:

{{_ Leaving God completely is often how we learn we completely need God.}}

Great statement of an important principle.

All men have come into the knowledge of good and evil.

The completeness of that knowledge is in the Cross.

If we have truly received God-supplied faith we have crucified the flesh and the full understanding of the complete knowledge of good and evil is spiritually available.

But, generally, providentially guided experiences of good and evil are needed to guide us in the right direction. Sometimes gentle guidance. Sometime it may hurt to kick against goads.

There is nothing that is real without Him.

The modern poet despaired, “wider and wider in the circling gyre, / The center cannot hold”

But a more ancient poet had his wisdom receive apostolic affirmation, “In Him we live, and move, and have our being”.

This applies to both the just and the unjust. All are recipients of His love in common temporal blessings. Those destined for eternal death being tolerated for the sake of the elect.

For the begotten again Christian, the indwelling Holy Spirit is a seal of redemption.

I have found that the miraculously supplied faith that Jesus was raised from the dead though ignored for years is still there when seriously sought.

And the witness of two spirits within, the new eternally righteous spirit of the begotten again, supported by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The miraculously supplied faith that one is a child of God, despite defects.

It is only in our mental image of reality that we are able to leave God.

That is why we are instructed to focus on the things that are not seen with a single inner spiritual eye, and not on the things that are seen.

Spiritually we are able to see our Lord, face to face, fully, in the completed special revelation of the Scriptures. And to be changed into conformity with His image from glory to glory.

Thus we may fully enter our place in His Kingdom with the associated righteousness, peace, and joy.

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