Are You Living in God’s Commandment?
< 1 John 2:7-11 >
“Brethren, I write no new commandment to you,
but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment
is the word which you heard from the beginning. Again, a new commandment I write
to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing
away, and the true light is already shining. He who says he is in the light,
and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. He who loves his brother abides
in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But he who hates his
brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is
going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.”
The Apostle John was someone who had reached a
profound understanding of God’s love. He was the disciple that was loved the
most by our Lord, the Son of God; he was the one who felt this love of the Lord
most deeply, and who bore compelling witness of this love to us. This Lord had
forsaken His throne of glory and came to this earth to save us from all the
sins of the world.
The Apostle John believed that the Lord came to
this earth incarnated in the flesh of man in order to save the entire mankind
from their sins, and that He personally bore the suffering, curses, despise,
insults, death, and the condemnation of sin that we were supposed to bear. And
because John thus believed in the truth of salvation that Jesus had given Him,
he could be saved from all his sins.
The Apostle John knew very well just how grateful
he should be for his salvation from sin, and how great the love of our Lord
was. John knew, in other words, how great a sacrifice the Lord had made to save
him, and how deeply He had loved him. It was because he knew the love of Jesus
so well that he wrote this Epistle of love to all the saints.
Apart from the Gospel of John and his three Epistles
of 1, 2, and 3 John, the Apostle John also wrote the Book of Revelation. It
was to him that Jesus had revealed Himself the most. It was through the Apostle
John, above all other disciples, that God could tell us the most just how much
He loved us. This bears witness to us of the fact that the Apostle John had
the most knowledge of the love of God. So, John is called the “Apostle of love.”
Because the Apostle John was the one who knew the love of the Lord more than
anyone else, He also bore witness of this love the most.
It is actually no exaggeration to see 1 John as
the “book of love.” We usually refer to 1 Corinthians 13 as the “chapter of
love.” This chapter, of course, does talk much about love also. But the one
who testified the love of Jesus in all its many aspects is this Apostle John,
for he knew very well just how much Jesus loved His saints.
John Was One Bore Witness of the Lord’s Love
The Apostle John was one who spoke about the love
of the Lord. In 1 John 4:18-20, he said, “There is no fear in love; but perfect
love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not
been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. If someone
says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not
love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?”
In accordance to what he said here, that there
is no fear in love, John said that those who truly know the love of God and
have received this love do not approach God in fear, but in true joy, and that
they also love their brothers and sisters who have become God’s people. This
is because we have all been clothed in God’s love.
This is why he declared, “If someone says,
‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love
his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?”
Like this, the main theme of 1 John is the “love
of God,” and John concludes that the crystallization of God’s love is the gospel
of the water and the Spirit. He deals with these two themes in turn in this
Epistle, and finally in chapter 5, he explains what the gospel of the water
and the Spirit, “which you heard from the beginning” (1 John 2:24), is.
What does God's new
commandment tell us?
It speaks of God's love, and it tells
us to live in this love.
1 John 2:8 says, “Again, a new commandment
I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness
is passing away, and the true light is already shining.” Before we were
born again, we used to be sinners who did not know salvation and had not received
the remission of our sins; we knew neither God nor the Truth; we were not the
people of God but the children of darkness; and we merely were seeds of evildoers.
Therefore, we could not love each other in the Truth. If those who had remained
as the children of darkness and had not come into the light of Truth still loved
one another, cared for each other, and were unselfish and devoted to one another,
this would be rather usual and strange. Honestly speaking, these acts were only
However, now, we have come to know that the darkness
has passed away and the true light is shone upon us, and we have become God’s
children who have received His true love and true salvation. None other than
you and I, who have been born again by believing in the gospel of the water
and the Spirit, are the children of God. How can we then, as God’s children,
hate each other? Those who hate each other will end up as liars before God.
If we have indeed become God’s people, then hatred can never arise out of our
While we may bring each other’s mistakes, errors,
and missteps to attention, rebuke one another for these failures, and admonish
and help each other to repent, it is a sin for us to fundamentally hate each
other out of our hearts, to push one another away, to reproach and to judge
In our family of the born-again, in other words,
we may have ill feelings toward one another temporarily, but we cannot really
hate our brothers and sisters, the people of God and His servants, out of the
depth of our hearts. Even the world has a motto: “Condemn the offence, but pity
the offender.” This saying, of course, originated from the tendency for everyone
to take justice into his own hands, when in fact the court has the sole legitimacy
to judge secular crimes.
If we indeed know and believe in the true light
of God, if we have indeed been perfectly remitted from all our sins by knowing
and believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit, if we know that God
has blotted out all our sins, and if you also know and believe in this love
of God that has saved you, then we cannot truly hate each other. Therefore,
if anyone hates his brothers and sisters in his heart, then he is a liar before
Even before we were born again, God had given
us the commandment to love. God had commanded us not to do evil deeds, but to
do virtuous deeds. According to His commandments, we have to do these things
before Him and people―that is, we have to obey what He commanded us to
do: “You shall have no other gods before Me. Just worship, love, and honor Him.
Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder, commit adultery, steal,
or bear false witness against your neighbor.”
Although God had told us clearly that we had to
live by these commandments, we had failed to do so. We are fundamentally incapable
of living like this. But the Apostle John tells us once again, “Brethren,
I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had
from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the
beginning. Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him
and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already
shining” (1 John 2:7-8). He is reminding us here once again that God has told
us to love one another.
What is the greatest issue that
the Bible focuses on?
It is God's love.
God’s love for us is this: Our Lord came to this
earth and has blotted out all our sins with the gospel of the water and the
Spirit. This love, which God has for us, is the greatest and fundamental love
that enables us to have true love for others. Owing to this love, we can have
all kinds of love—the love that pastors have for the saints, the love that our
brothers and sisters have for God, the love that we have for our pastors and
for our brothers and sisters. These are not the carnal love but the spiritual
love, for they all originate from the greatest love of God for us.
It is in this love of God, in the gospel of the
water and the Spirit, that we experience these things. True fellowship is found
only in this spiritual love. Since our very existence is made possible only
in God’s love, it is because of this love of God that we can eat, drink, laugh,
talk, breathe, and go on with our lives. It is because the love of God is so
abundant that we can breathe on this earth and feel this love. In this love
of God, we have received the spiritual blessings of Heaven. Because Jesus Himself
loved us, in other words, you and I have become God’s own children who are now
living in peace.
This is why we must love one another all the more.
All God’s admonishments and rebukes are essentially rooted in His love. So when
we see the weaker brothers and sisters, we come to have more compassion and
deeper love for them. But those whose hearts are hardened before God are rebuked
more harshly in His love.
For such people, it is God’s love for us to rebuke
them harshly, to scold them, and even punish them in order to turn their hearts
back to Him. Leaving them alone, even as it is obvious to us that they are heading
toward a cliff, is not the love of God. Rather, God’s love is to prevent them
from heading to their own destruction by any way possible. You need to realize
that to point out the mistakes of our fellow believers in Christ is not meant
to bring suffering to them, but it is meant to show them God’s love.
A heart that cares for each other—this is what
love is. When one says welcome to the others with their lips, but his heart
is filled with enmity and malicious intentions, then he is not in the love of
God. Being kind with a dark, ulterior motive cannot be called as God’s love.
When such a person, who had talked as if he was willing to do anything for us,
instead ends up stealing everything that we have and flees, we do not say that
the fraud was committed only at the moment that he fled, but from the very first
moment that he laid out his trap to swindle us.
To care for each other from the depth of our hearts
is what God’s love entails. It is from our hearts that love spring forth. If
our hearts had harbored malicious intentions, then even if such intentions are
not revealed through our acts, they are still all fraudulent.
The Lord said, “But God composed the body,
having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be
no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one
another” (1 Corinthians 12:24-25).
This means that He has placed such weak members who cannot live but only by
His love as even more precious members of His Church. We must care for all the
people of God, and we must pray for all those who are yet to be born again.
We must pray for the Church, the Body of Christ,
for our brothers and sisters, and for the servants of God. All these prayers
are from God’s love. This is because we want every saint to prosper in God’s
love. We pray for these things because when the saints thrive both in body and
spirit, it is a blessing for us the servants of God also.
Since it is a joy to God for His people to do
well in both body and spirit, and this is why we also pray for them in joy.
Also, because the joy of our brothers and sisters is none other than the true
joy of our Church, we pray for them with best wishes from the bottom of our
hearts. All these things must be fulfilled by faith in the love of God. Without
this love of God, nothing that we do has any meaning.
I do not want any members of God’s family to go
astray. I never, ever want this to happen. This is why I sometimes try to prod
you to return, even if it requires me to rebuke you harshly. I do not want you
to get hurt, to suffer, to be lost, to wander and to cry. All that I want is
for your souls to prosper. Why? Because I love all of you so much. When it is
time for me to comfort your aching hearts, this is indeed what I do, but when
this is not the case, it is my harsh rebukes that come from a loving heart.
Just as God loves you, your spiritual leaders also love you always.
You need to realize that if you dislike listening
to what your spiritual leaders say to you, thinking that they are only nagging
at you, or if you think that they are being angry at you, and just want to cover
your ears, you are actually rejecting God’s love. If your pastors have no love
for you in their hearts, neither would they rebuke you, nor would they pay you
any attention. The opposite of love is indifference. When we do not love someone,
we do not say anything to him, but we just turn away in indifference.
By believing in the Truth of salvation that God
has bestowed on us in His love, we have now become new creations. It is by our
faith in the gospel of the water and the Spirit that we live. Therefore, those
among our brothers and sisters whose hearts are wounded must be healed from
their wounds. Those who hearts are arrogant must have their hearts humbled;
those who are overflowing must be subtracted, and those who are insufficient
must be filled. All of us must in this way be made new in the love of Jesus
Christ. We must be made new, not perpetuate our old selves.
We must live in God’s love, believing in this
love and practicing it. It is in God’s love that we must live our lives of faith
by having faith in all His Word. What is the greatest commandment in Christ?
It is love. This one word called love is the greatest commandment of all.
God’s love for us is so strong that anyone or
anything cannot separate us from His love. It is written, “For love is as
strong as death, Jealousy as cruel as the grave” (Song of Solomon 8:6). There was someone
who, when those whom He loved were deceived by Satan and facing death, showed
His love for them by laying down His own life—this someone is none other Jesus.
Jesus loved us, and yet deceived by Satan, we had fallen into sin, and we had
been suffering and dying. But to save us, who had been teetering at the edge
of Hades, Jesus did not hesitate to face the death of His body. This is the
very love that God has for us. None other than this unconditional love God has
given us, the love with which He gave up His life to save us, is true love.
Can those who have become
the righteous people by believing in
the light of truth continue to dwell
and live in darkness?
No, they cannot.
The Apostle John said in 1 John 2:9-10, “He
who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now.He
who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling
in him.” My dear fellow believers, the Bible clearly points out here that
those who claim to dwell among the righteous and to abide in the light, and
yet hate their brothers—that is, those who say that they know and believe that
God has delivered us from our sins and brought us to life, and yet hate their
brothers—have dwelt in darkness until now. He who hates his brothers from the
depth of his heart is one who still abides in darkness. John said here that
it is those who love their brothers that truly abide in the light, and that
there is no cause for stumbling in them. If, on the other hand, you and I really
hate our brothers in our hearts, then our consciences feel uneasy. But if we
do not hate anyone in our hearts, then there is no such uncomfortable feeling.
Let’s say here that one of our brothers, sisters,
or the servants of God did something wrong to us. If this incites anger in our
hearts, leading us to hate this person wholeheartedly, to abhor him and to hold
him in contempt, then there is something seriously wrong with us. If such a
hateful heart is what is actually found in your own hearts as the born-again,
you must realize here that your hearts now lie in the wrong place. It is because
you hate someone in your hearts, are angry at him, and detest him that you come
to have such an uneasy feeling over him. We come to feel uncomfortable before
God and even to ourselves. Put differently, we feel guilty in our consciences.
“I hated him because he hated me first, and so
what have I done wrong here?” The people of this world may think like this and
justify themselves in this way, but for those of us who believe in the gospel
Word of the water and the Spirit, this is not feasible, because we are the light
of Truth. Because we have been shone with the true light, and because we have
been remitted from countless sins beyond any description, we just cannot live
in darkness. The righteous are walking in the light, and there is no cause for
stumbling in their hearts.
However, the Apostle John also said, “But he
who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know
where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.” Those who
hate their brothers, in other words, are still living in darkness. John said
here that such people walk in darkness and do not know where they are going.
Those who are in darkness do not know that they are bound to make misjudgments,
for they do not know right from wrong.
At times, you and I, who have become righteous,
may also find ourselves in darkness. Because God has shone His light of truth
on us, by faith we have become the true light, God’s own people, righteous and
sinless saints. Therefore, when we find a cause for stumbling in our hearts,
we must truly realize our mistakes and come before God in faith. How could we
continue to abide in darkness?
If we really hate someone in our hearts, this
becomes a cause for our stumbling and a wrongdoing before God, and if we fail
to realize that it is wrong for us to hate and continue to harbor hatred in
our hearts, we will turn spiritually blind. Unable to discern right from wrong,
we will then end up falling into grave fallacies and ultimately turn into the
So we must not let hatred linger in our hearts
for more than a day, we must not abide in sin, but we must instead remove all
the remnants of darkness by confessing them in faith. Only when we thus live
by having this pure faith in our hearts can we live our lives before God as
His pure and bright light.
Has darkness passed away from us or not? Of course
it has. The true light has now shone upon us. So for us, “old things have
passed away” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
We have already escaped from our accursed fate. Because God has saved us from
our sins, given us new life, and brought us alive, and because we believe in
all this, we have become His own people, and we have received eternal life.
As the people who have received eternal life,
then, where must we abide in? We must abide in the light of Truth that knows
God. Our hearts must dwell in the light of salvation. We must abide in the light
of God’s love. God has indeed saved us like this through the gospel of the water
and the Spirit, and He has illuminated us with the light of Truth. By perfectly
saving us from all our sins, in other words, He has made us His light. So even
if we are told not to abide in the light of Truth, we must dwell in this light,
shine this true light on every nook and corner of the world, and live our lives
by faith. It is the love of God that He spoke to us through the Apostle John.
When the Apostle John says, “My little children,
these things I write to you, so that you may not sin,” what he wants to
convey to us is that we may not commit the fundamental sin of not believing
in the gospel of the water and the Spirit.
This passage is particularly relevant to all Christians.
Those who say they abide in Christianity but do not believe in the gospel of
the water and the Spirit have not yet discovered the true light of salvation.
Before God, such people are still abiding in darkness, not in the light, for
they have not been illuminated with the truth light.
Such people are the ones who try to receive the
remission of their sins everyday by giving their prayers of repentance. They
are trying to follow God by following fallacious doctrines. But no one can understand
the gospel of the water and the Spirit through their prayers of repentance,
nor through the teachings of the doctrine of incremental sanctification. Those
who try to understand the Word of God based on their own thoughts, in other
words, cannot be illuminated with the light of Truth. Put differently, they
simply cannot receive the remission of their sins.
How must the righteous live?
The righteous must live by
loving one another.
After receiving the remission of our sins, how
are our spiritual lives? Those whose sins have been remitted away abide in the
gospel of the water and the Spirit, and they love all souls as well. In other
words, because we have been remitted from all our sins, we love our brothers
and sisters whose sins have also been remitted, and in this love we have fellowship
with each other and cherish one another as the co-owners of new life. And we
do not harbor hatred in our hearts, nor do we have any malicious intentions
If, by any chance, such minds do arise, then we
must first think of the light of God, consider whether the people whom we are
dealing with have received the remission of their sins or not, and then decide
how to treat him. We are more than able to examine ourselves and each other,
to withdraw our misplaced hatred, and love one another in God’s love. Since
our Lord has blotted out not only my sins but also the sins of all our brothers
and sisters, and the sins of all human beings, it is only proper that we should
love one another by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. We
really must love another as we live our lives. This is the message that the
Apostle John is giving to all those who believe in the gospel of the water and
How are our lives of faith? Where are your hearts
abiding now? Have you ever hated someone with all your hearts, even to want
to kill this person? Do you have, by any chance, such a hateful heart even now?
If so, then your hearts are absolutely misplaced. When the Lord has already
cleansed away all your sins, why are you holding onto each other’s sins? Though
our sins were as red as blood and as many as the sand in a desert, our Lord
has washed them all away through the gospel of the water and the Spirit and
turned our hearts as white as snow. When this is the case, and if you have indeed
been completely remitted from all your sins by believing in this, shouldn’t
your hearts, now that they are clean, abhor darkness?
When our Lord has blotted out so many sins that
we had, all those sins that were as thick as dark, stormy clouds, how could
we hold onto these sins that God had already made disappear, to continue to
harbor anger, to sin, and to abide in darkness? From the very moment God blotted
out all our sins and turned us into His children, we no longer have had to live
in darkness. Since He has blotted out all our sins, in other words, we, too,
must confess our wrongdoings to each other, rebuke one another for such wrongdoings,
and apologize to each another as well, but we must cast aside fundamentally
By any chance, my dear fellow Christians, is there
anyone among you who is still grinding his teeth in hatred? Is there anyone
who is always carrying such a hateful heart? Does anyone think, “Whenever I
get a chance, I’ll surely have my revenge”? If there is such a person, this
person is not someone who has come into Christ. Such people are not only spiritually
blind, but they are deceiving themselves and lying. They themselves are being
hoodwinked. If you have truly come into Christ and been illuminated with the
true light, you may hate sin, but you will not hate the sinner. Is this not
true? Of course it is!
We must listen carefully to what the Apostle John
told us. In 1 John 1:5, he said, “God is light.” Is God light or not?
In this light, are there some black dots at times, or is it full of only light
itself? It is entirely light. This then means that our hearts, as believers,
are also entirely filled with the light. Are there any black spots in this light?
No, there is none! Has God left some of our sins around, instead of blotting
them all out, or has He made them disappear completely? Our Lord has indeed
blotted them all out perfectly, and therefore we have no sin whatsoever.
This is why we the righteous, as the people clothed
in God’s love by faith, must love and cherish each other, and why we must illuminate
the light of truth to those who, still not knowing this Truth, have not come
into Jesus Christ, and embrace them into our arms as well. At least among ourselves,
who have received the remission of sin, we must always remember that our fellow
believers are our race, our family, our people, our brothers and sisters. Such
thoughts, such faith, and such hearts must always accompany us as we live our
Once, Jesus asked those who were sitting around
Him, “Who is My mother, or My brothers?” He then answered His own question,
saying, “Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of
God is My brother and My sister and mother” (Mark 3:33-35).
What, then, is this “will of the Father”? The
same phrase is used in the Lord’s Prayer: “Your will be done on earth as
it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). It is for Him to save us from all our sins through
the propitiation of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. It is to save souls
from their eternal death, as it is written in the Bible, “This is the will
of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing,
but should raise it up at the last day” (John 6:39). Therefore, we are the Lord’s
family as long as we are dedicating ourselves to the gospel of the water and
The Lord has led us, who only had darkness, to
the light by wholly saving us from our sins. Jesus Christ, conceived in the
womb of the Virgin Mary, was born unto this earth; when He turned 30, He took
upon all the sins of mankind by being baptized by John the Baptist; and by dying
on the Cross and rising from the dead again, He has illuminated us with the
perfect light. He has given us His perfect salvation. By believing in this truth,
we have been perfectly saved, and we have therefore become God’s children who
do His will. Those who believe in this way are our family.
You and I cannot avoid but continue to sin throughout
our entire lifetime. But our Lord came to this earth over 2,000 years ago, and
when He turned 30, He completely took away all our sins by being baptized by
John. At the age of 33, He gave up His body and died on the Cross, rose from
the dead again in three days, and has thereby brought us to life in perfection.
He has washed us from all our sins, delivered us from all our condemnation,
and has saved us perfectly. And He has given us new life. Do you believe this?
We have now become the perfect light. You and I therefore must now live our
lives in this light.
My fellow saints, can light and darkness mingle
with each other, mix together, or exist in harmony and accord side by side?
Light and darkness cannot coexist together. Why? Because when even the slightest
amount of light is shone on darkness, it is all turned into light. Take your
church building as an example. In the evenings, when darkness descends, with
the light switch turned off, the whole church building is enveloped in darkness,
but when the switch is turned on, the light once again illuminate the whole
building and all darkness fades away.
If we have become one with Jesus Christ, then
we are also the light, for Jesus Christ Himself is the light. If we believe
that He has saved us perfectly, we are also the light because of this faith.
We are no longer darkness. The Bible says, “Old things have passed away;
behold, all things have become new.” Because we are the light, we must live
the life of light by faith.
Have you really united with Jesus Christ by believing
in the gospel of the water and the Spirit? If so, are you then light or darkness?
You are the light. Light is still light, even if you may be insufficient in
your deeds. If you have held a grudge against a fellow saint and then realized
that you have committed sin before God as a child of light, then the light that
had almost been buried in darkness shines even more brightly.
When God has already written off all our sins,
where is the need for us to still hang onto them? When Jesus took upon all the
sins of the world by being baptized, and completed His salvation by bearing
all our condemnation on the Cross, how could we, as the brothers and sisters
of faith and the servants of God, bear a grudge against each other for the slightest
wrongdoings and grind our teeth over them? How could we have this kind of darkness
When such darkness visits us, we must immediately
confess that we have this darkness, admit our wrongdoings to God, abide in the
light and look to the fact that Jesus Christ took away even these sins when
He was baptized in the Jordan River, and meditate upon this truth. Because Jesus
bore all our sins by receiving this baptism, carried the sins of the world to
the Cross to be crucified, and thereby fulfilled all the righteousness of God,
we can always abide in the perfect light. Our hearts become illuminated when
we once again ruminate on the Truth that Jesus has saved us perfectly by accepting
all our sins through His baptism, shouldering them all, and bearing all our
condemnation in our place. We must then thank God with our faith for enabling
us to live the kind of life that can once again tolerate each other, cherish
one another in our hearts, and love each other. This is the life of light that
the Apostle John is speaking of.
Because we human beings are insufficient, it is
more than possible for us to wrong each other, but if we were unable to tolerate
this, and instead turn such mistakes into defects to harp on and harbor hatred
against each other at all times, then this cannot be the proper life of faith.
If, by any chance, your hearts are like this, then think about how God has blotted
out all your sins, how He has saved you from all your sins. Even if there were
some wrongdoings that we have done to each other, when the Lord has blotted
out all such sins also, how could we judge one another? If your hearts are hurt,
then all that you have to do is say so and explain why, and then the other person
can just admit his wrongdoing and apologize. Like this, in the love of our Lord,
in His light, we must be able to reconcile with each other from our hearts and
live in harmony.
All of us must know the Truth of the water and
the Spirit that has enabled us to be born again. I thank the Lord for allowing
me to know this Truth. Those who still do not know this gospel Truth of the
water and the Spirit must listen to and learn from those who know, and thereby
come into the light of Truth.
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One thing that I would like to say
clearly here is that human beings are human beings. There can be
no doubt that everyone is a human being who cannot avoid but sin
because of his weaknesses. Humans are such that they always disobey
God, flout His will, and commit wrongdoings against Him. However,
the Lord still shows His mercy to us, the wrongdoers, saying, “For
God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy
on all” (Romans 11:32). It is because our Lord
had compassion for such people like us that He has illuminated us
with the light of truth. It is because God loved us that He has
saved us. Our Lord ultimately tells us that He made us as weak beings
so that we may be saved.
You must not look at your own thoughts and your
own deeds, but you must look at the Lord. Do not think only of your own knowledge,
but listen carefully to what the Bible is actually telling you. True salvation
will then come into your hearts and be planted. When all the confusion that
had plagued your minds is removed, you will realize that God is indeed the Savior
who has saved you from all your sins. And when you believe that God has saved
you from all your sins, you can become united with the Lord, and also with His
Church in such faith. By believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit,
we have become one body with God, and therefore His own people. God has already
given you such blessings.
But if there is anyone who still has not received
these blessings of God that He has bestowed through the gospel of the water
and the Spirit, then it is my hope and prayer that such people would all believe
in and come into this God-given gospel of the water and the Spirit.