Monday, June 15, 2009

Marks of True Belief in Christ #5

Continuing from J.C. Ryle’s Old Paths,

He that believes on Christ overcomes the world. It is written, that ‘whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.’ (I John 5:4) A true believer is not ruled by the world’s standard of right or wring, of truth or error. He is independent of the world’s opinion. He cares little for the world’s praise. He is not moved by the world’s blame. He does not seek for the world’s pleasures. He is not ambitious of the world’s rewards. He looks at things unseen. He sees an invisible Savior, a coming judgment, a crown of glory that does not fade away. The sight of these objects makes him think comparatively little of this world.”

Have you overcome the world? Do you look most to things unseen?

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