Monday, January 2, 2012

Obedience: The Path To Certainty

Clovis Chappell, a well-known Methodist preacher of a by-gone era, concluded a sermon entitled "A Christmas Miracle" with this important truth:

“But these, to the unbeliever, are only evidences.  Evidences, however helpful, are not enough. The faith of Jesus as a living presence may become a conviction of the mind; but before we call him Lord, something else is needed.  We must obey him.  This is the road to certainty, and the only road.  In so saying, I am not stating something that is unique.  How do we know that honey is sweet? Only by tasting it.  How do we know the thrill of love? Only by loving.  How do we come to say, “My Lord and my God”? Only by obeying. “If anyone,” said Jesus, “is willing to do His will, he shall know.”   

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