ONCE DARKNESS AND NOW LIGHT

At the beach.

It must have been a verse from the Bible I saw hanging on the wall when I entered the shop a long time ago.

Encouraged by that I started talking about spiritual things to the man running the place. It is a long time ago and I don’t remember much about our conversation. I must have asked when he became a Christian, maybe I even asked when he became born again, but from what I remember him replying was that he had been a Christian all his life.

The truth is, that nobody is born a Christian, we must undergo a great change. We must be born again. Regeneration is essential. We must become a new creation.

And that affects the whole of the personality of man.

A. It affects the WILL – “…, you wholeheartedly OBEYED …” (Romans 6:17)

B. It affects the EMOTIONS – “…, you WHOLEHEARTEDLY …” (Romans 6:17)

C. It affects the MIND – “…, you wholeheartedly obeyed THE FORM OF TEACHING TO WHICH YOU WERE ENTRUSTED.” (Romans 6:17) You apprehend doctrine with your mind.

The entire personality is involved in the change, the heart is involved, the mind is involved, and the will is involved.

It must have been a verse from the Bible I saw hanging on the wall of shop, I said at the beginning. I have been in the shop since then, but I don’t see the verse from the Bible any more.

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