What Exactly Does It Mean to Believe in Jesus’ Name?

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I started off like most Christians. I know much better now.

If non-Christians do not really understand what Christians mean when they declare faith in Jesus Christ, they can reject Jesus Christ for non-tenable reasons — for reasons that seemingly relate to faith in Jesus Christ, but which in reality have nothing to do with faith in Jesus Christ.

Death is an agent of justice, in Jesus Christ never again to be feared. Who would you rather hold the keys to your death? Can you think of anyone more gracious, more forgiving, more loving than Jesus Christ?

Most of the things that make us unhappy are not our sins, they are our weaknesses — the things we sense hold us back from being the person we see, sense on the inside.

The Father gave the Son, only so the Son makes possible receipt of the Holy Spirit. But in order to make possible receipt of the Holy Spirit, the Son had to live right, die right, resurrect right, ascend to heaven right. The Son did all this only so you and I could have opportunity to receive the Holy Spirit.

To receive the Son, yet not endeavor to receive the Holy Spirit is to inviolate the giving of the Son. If a process requires two connectors, and a person only activates the first connector, the process never can be completed.

If Jesus declares that rivers of living water which are to flow out of those who believe in Him only can come through the Holy Spirit, to believe in Jesus Christ, yet not recognize and seek fellowship of the Holy Spirit is exercise in wasteful living.

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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