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Ten Gospel Truths

What the Bible Teaches - Truth #3

  1. God does the loving and the giving; our part is to do the believing (John 3:16, 17). "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes" (Mark 9:23). But the word "believe" must be understood as the Bible teaches it (Romans 10:10).
  2. "My yoke is easy, and My burden is light," and to resist, to "kick against the goads," is "hard" (Matthew 11:28; Acts 9:5; 26:14).
  3. The reason why this is true is that "the love [agape] of Christ constraineth us." Christ's love is active, not passive. The one who believes the gospel cannot continue living for self (Romans 6:1, 2, 14, 15; 2 Corinthians 5:14, KJV).
  4. Christ's love for each individual person is infinitely greater than that of a parent for a child (Psalm 27:10; 103:13).
  5. To "kick against the goads" is to resist the Holy Spirit's conviction of Good News (John 16:7-11).
  6. Light is stronger than darkness, grace is stronger than sin, and the Holy Spirit is stronger than the flesh (John 1:5, 9; Romans 5:20; Galatians 5:16, 17).
  7. God is leading every person to repentance, but many refuse His leading (Romans 2:4).

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A.T. Jones / E.J. Waggoner / E.G. White
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