Friday, March 18, 2016

The Answer 9

The principle of obedience is revealed in four ways:
Through nature
Through our created likeness and image of God
Through the work of Christ
Through a personal call from God

The 2nd principle of obedience is revealed through our created likeness and image of God

Genesis 1:26-27
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
V27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.”

When you were created, you were created with an imprint of right and wrong.  You were created with a moral compass.

You were created with a soul.  Obedience to your humanness is not humanism.  God created you with an understanding of how certain things are naturally right for all humanity.

Having a baby.
Raising a child.
Giving a daughter away in marriage.
Doing good to others.
Making laws that protect lives.
Integrity in the workplace.
Common decency.
Preservation of life.

All these things were embedded you and reveal the natural propensity for every human to seek what is good and right. 

This is why secular humanist get all mixed up.  They are right about so many of our natural tendencies.

Even without God, the secular humanist, Hollywood and the media have a degree of decency.  It’s because, even without God as your Father, you have within you an imprint of God that reveals right from wrong.

Obedience works.  Every human soul proclaims obedience to something or someone, because beyond yourself is this principle of obedience in your humanness.  It is just as real as the principle of physics or gravity or energy."

Excerpt from The Answer by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2016   

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