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Change of Life

Nonetheless, as Paul the apostle taught to the Corinthians, there is a more excellent way, which is the way of love. But the love he was referring to must be understood to its full extent, which means doing God’s will and not sin.

Let us remember that the Lord Jesus told His disciples that they would be called friends of God if they did what He commanded them—in chapter 15 of John:

14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

Since He had already been teaching them about this by stating in chapter 14, the following:

23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.

When this happens, when the person loves God, in way that He requires us to love Him, each person starts to get away from sin, is born to a new life, corrects his or her faults, and bears fruits worthy of repentance.

The goal of each believer is salvation. Hence, he or she should strive to attain perfection, and live a dedicated life to God, regardless of all other personal responsibilities he or she might have to take care of. If a person does that, he or she will please God.

Hebrews 12 declares this:

14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:

Just as Psalms 24 carried the same message since ancient times, though using other words:

3 Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face.

But this ‘change of life,’ this ‘living in perfection,’ these ‘good fruits’—about which the Lord Jesus spoke in the Gospels, as they help identify the status of each person’s heart—are things that are required from each believer by Paul the apostle in Ephesians 4:

13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

Later verses of the same chapter state:

22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

In addition, chapter 5 also sates:

1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

All of this, just as many other Bible passages, point to the same direction: Each believer must live a righteously, in perfection to please God and thus, reach salvation.

Index

Introduction
The Existence of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
The Bible as the Written Word of God
Existence and Value of the Ministry Called and Chosen by God
The Role of Women in the Church
A Universal Church for All
Baptism in Water
Baptism with the Holy Spirit
Spiritual Gifts and Laying on of Hands
The Gift of Prophecy
Change of Life
Resurrection, not Reincarnation
The Blessing of Eternal Life

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