The apostle Paul wrote,
“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or questioning,”
Philippians 2:12-14 (ESV)
When we put Paul’s instruction alongside the greatest commandment articulated by Jesus Christ—to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:36-37)—we find an ethic for discipleship that is essentially personal.
Don’t put your faith in Jesus because anyone tells you to—do your homework and draw your own conclusions. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” Ultimately “the truth” is a person. The search is not some ethereal quest for unknowable wisdom, based on fairy tales for idiots. It is a fascinating, joy-filled, fact-based undertaking that will highlight the veracity of the Scriptures. We try to stimulate thinking and dialog by sharing resources that can help you figure it out.
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