By Donald Konick
Does 2+2 yield 4 only when I believe it does or is it always 4? God’s Truth is fact, like gravity is a fact. You are free not to believe in gravity, and you are free (because you don’t believe) to walk off the top of a building, but what will happen to you then? You will fall down, most likely with fatal results. The only thing that can save you is God’s Grace. He could intervene, and sometimes He does. But most of the time He doesn’t.
When a person receives Jesus Christ, Christ comes into that person, so EVERYTHING that God says about that person is TRUE. It is Fact whether you know it or not. This means that “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ.” This stunning truth or fact gives God freedom to work in that person’s life, because that person is now free to make mistakes, and sooner or later hopefully learn from those mistakes. Even if the mistakes are sins.
Why is there no condemnation? It is because God put you in Christ. You had nothing to do with it. He did it by Himself. Otherwise we could boast.
The scripture says that “We are dead to sin and alive to God.” And further: “We are dead to the Law.” But if you don’t know that you’re dead what happens? You will try to live and you will fail… and fail… and fail. Then what? You give up! Then God says “Yippie!!!!” and “I’ll take over for you.” This is a wonderful thing for now you’re totally depending on God.
That’s how it works! We have to be carnal for a while until we find out about union, and only God can show us that. Me yelling and ranting won’t work. What works is: “The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or insincerity.” That’s how I came to know about “The Secret of Life”.