How often do you hear you MUST have a change of behavior or you are not a Christian? John MacArthur or Paul Washer ring a bell?
By Jack Weaver and our fellow Administrator, John.
In a recent Internet conversation with a gentleman, he insisted that a person who believes in Christ WILL have a change of behavior.
He insisted that a believer, being indwelt “with the Holy Spirit in their life, there WILLbe change.” [our Caps emphasis]
Too often folks look to changes they have experienced as a validation of their salvation.Let’s not get bogged down in “experiences” of change, but look to Bible doctrine. Experience will beg the question, “How much change would satisfy God”?
By saying “there WILL be change” in a believers life, this gentleman seems to be discounting the fact that any believer in Jesus Christ still has a human will which can be motivated by his personal choice to disobey (or obey) the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
Every Christian, upon the first moment of…
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