Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
Select a thought to read by choosing a collection, the month, and then the day:
“We are his witnesses of these things, and so is the holy Spirit, which God has given to those who obey Him.”Acts 5:32
I imagine that there have been thousands of quarrels over the centuries concerning who belongs to God and who does not; that is, who is really born again and who just thinks they are. The best way to end any controversy is simply to let the Spirit of God decide who is right and who is wrong.
If you are wanting to be born again and know it, then just follow the guidance of Preacher Clark, who in 1969 gave this sage advice for those wanting to know how really to be born again: “Do everything you know is right and leave off what you have a doubt about. That’s exactly how you get into [the kingdom of God].” If you believe in Jesus and sincerely follow that simple, godly counsel, you will live forever. God will not fail to notice your humility and willingness to do His will.
Peter summed it up also, the day he stood before the judges of Israel to give account for his preaching. The apostle boldly spoke to them and said,
30. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you killed, hanging him on a tree.
31. This man God has exalted to His right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
32. And we are his witnesses of these things, and so is the holy Spirit, which God has given to those who obey Him.”