A Mystery to Others and Myself

The believer is a mystery to others and a mystery to himself, too.
He is sanctified, yet he feels himself to be the chief of sinners.
He loves God’s law, yet he wrestles with inward rebellion.
He loves Christ, yet he weeps over his lack of love for his Redeemer.
He believes God, yet his heart aches because of his horrid unbelief.
He has great sorrow and heaviness of heart because of his sin, yet he rejoices in the Lord always.
His spirit longs to be with Christ, yet his flesh clings to the earth.
He knows that he is secure in Christ, yet he examines his faith continually.
Don Fortner, Pastor                                                                                                                     Grace Baptist Church                                                                                                           Danville, Kentucky

About Greg Coleman

I am a Particular Baptist who affirms the absolute sovereignty of the triune Godhead in all things. The fullness of the Godhead dwells in the God-man Jesus Christ. He is the Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Disposer and Judge of all that ever was, is now or ever shall be. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men. He was made to be sin for his people and saved them from their sins by his substitutionary, sacrificial death on the cross thereby satisfying the justice and wrath of God against them. The sufficiency of his death to the satisfaction of God’s justice is proven by his physical resurrection from the dead and enthronement in glory at the right hand of the Father. Jesus Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.
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1 Response to A Mystery to Others and Myself

  1. Linda says:

    How true this quote is for me by Don Fortner. Why is it so difficult to believe we can be loved by our Lord? (at least often it is for me). I thank God that He loved me even before I would or could ever love Him.
    Praise be to the Lord!

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