Must Practice Self-discipline Satan tempted the Apostle Paul, but Paul tells us how he kept himself from sin, resisting temptation:
“I discipline my body, and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified,” 1 Corinthians 9:27.
Discipline – there is that dreaded word. But, if I am going to take that “way” to escape, I must, like Paul, discipline myself, say “no” to Satan and resist his temptations. Continue reading “God’s “Way To Escape” – Part 2, By Carl Garner”
Man has puzzled over the fact Jesus was tempted to sin, but that He did not sin, Hebrews 4:15. How was He able to do that? Why is it that it is so hard for us to resist temptation? Is there a way for man to remain pure? Yes, there is a way, and God’s promise is that a way will always be available for us to “escape” the temptation. Continue reading “God’s “Way To Escape” – Part 1, By Carl Garner”
2. Repentance is a privilege granted from the Lord after one believes. “Him did God exalt…to give repentance to Israel” (Acts 5:31). “Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life” (Acts 11:18). (See also 2 Peter 3:9 and Revelation 2:21.) Continue reading “Repentance from a Positive Viewpoint, Part 2”