Thursday, December 21, 2017

Latourette: conviction and conclusion

Thursday, December 21, 2017
    I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
    —Revelation 1:18 (NIV)
    Not immediately, but as the months and years passed, increasingly, from experience and thought based on extensive reading, I found the Evangelical faith in which I had been reared confirmed and deepened. Increasingly I rejoiced in the Gospel—the amazing Good News—that the Creator of what to us human beings is this bewildering and unimaginably vast universe, so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Everlasting life, I came to see, is not just continued existence, but a growing knowledge—not merely intellectual but wondering through trust, love, and fellowship—of Him who alone is truly God, and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. [Continued tomorrow]
    ... Kenneth Scott Latourette (1884-1968), Beyond the Ranges, Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1967, p. 73 (see the book)
    See also Rev. 1:18; John 3:16,19-21; 6:47; Heb. 3:12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I thank you for the confirmation I receive from Your Spirit.
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