A Plea for All to Reconsider Jesus’ Words

Here is a gospel track that is free to download and print: “A Plea to Reconsider Jesus’ Words“. I wrote and use this tract to concisely present the convictions of churches of Christ, and that those who read it may study the scriptures.

Here are the questions that are addressed:

“What Can Be Believed?”

“Who Will Have Eternal Life in Paradise?”

“What Does a Loving and Just God Do?”

“How Can Someone Know What to Obey?”

“How Can a Person Be Saved and Start the Christian Life?”

“What Does the Church Mean to Jesus?”

“How Does a Believer Continue the Faithful Life?”

About Scott J Shifferd

Minister, church of Christ in Jacksonville, FL. Husband and father of four. Email: ScottJon82[at]yahoo.com
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2 Responses to A Plea for All to Reconsider Jesus’ Words

  1. Phil says:

    Obedience does not guarantee entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven. Anyone can obey with enough personal willpower and self-discipline. This is not what Christ wanted. He wanted us to become regenerated and transformed of mind, neither of which is necessary to obey commands. This is very important and basically ignored by the those who teach obedience as the way by which we access salvation.

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    • Phil,

      You are just talking. Obedience is commanded, and this is what Christ wanted (Matt. 7:21). Christ and the Apostles teach this over and over again (Rom. 1:5, 2:1-10, Heb. 5:8-9, 1 Pet. 1:22ff, etc). It is how one is obedient that is important.

      Now, I agree with it is not by personal willpower or resistance. You seem to think that some by willpower can, but I believe only by the Spirit of Christ. We must be transformed by the renewing of the mind setting the mind on the Spirit (Rom. 12:2, 8:5-6). As you probably know, a strong faith and a spiritual awareness are essential to escape the enslavement of sin (Rom. 6:19-23).

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