The following is my current understanding:
Seek the truth. Study the truth. Know the truth. Live the truth. Teach the truth. Continue in truth.
Ron Paul inspired me because he was speaking truth and boldly. Similarly, your videos inspire me because we can watch you living and sharing the truth. Jesus inspires so many because he not only lived out truth but is truth. "I am the way, I am the truth, I am the life." So we follow him. I am inspired by truth because God is good. If God created good and through his Son made us his children then it is good to be his children. Where else can we find true happiness other than the true source of happiness? Satan is a liar, deceiver, and accuser. You should not want to be children of the devil. If you sin you are a servant of sin.
[From John's gospel account] "As he is speaking these things, many believed in him; Jesus, therefore, said unto the Jews who believed in him, `If ye may remain in my word, truly my disciples ye are, and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.' They answered him, `Seed of Abraham we are; and to no one have we been servants at any time; how dost thou say -- Ye shall become free?'Jesus answered them, `Verily, verily, I say to you -- Every one who is committing sin, is a servant of the sin, and the servant doth not remain in the house -- to the age, the son doth remain -- to the age; if then the son may make you free, in reality ye shall be free."
You cannot force abuse replacement. If this were possible God would have forced us to depend on him for our own good. No, he wants us to choose to follow him, to seek him, to learn of him, to know him, to live in him, to teach him, to make disciples.
"And having come near, Jesus spake to them, saying, `Given to me was all authority in heaven and on earth; having gone, then, disciple all the nations, (baptizing them -- to the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all, whatever I did command you,) and lo, I am with you all the days -- till the full end of the age.'"
My question is how? How do we do this? I am currently thinking it is through truth as I answered and explained. Oh, but how weak am I. The Lord must strengthen me!
God bless your family, send my greetings, I love you all and I am praying for you.
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