Today Pastor Ron taught through I John 3:10b-11. 

I John 3:10b …nor the one who does not love his brother.
I John 3:11 For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

B. Loving or Hating (V10b-18)

  1.  The General Principle (V10b-11)

     a.  Children of the devil are made obvious by their hate. (V10b)

     b.  Children of God are made obvious by their love. (V11)

        1) Love is at the very heart of the apostolic gospel.

        2) That message is not a new message, it’s an old message.

One thing I was reminded of as we worked through this lesson is the fact that a true believer has a transformed life.  There is much easy believism in churches today where a leader asks someone to “make a decision,” for Christ.  Or, “come forward” and walk the asile as if that is something special that will make them a Christian.  These kinds of things may deceive a person into believing they are a Christian and ready for Heaven when in reality nothing new has taken place at all and they go home and live the same old life. 

Pastor Ron explains what true salvation is and how we can know for sure we are a Child of God.   Click on the link below to listen.

Children of God and Children of the Devil- Part 5

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