Before we begin our study let's understand what we intend to learn from our enquiry
1. To give the foundation and prerequisite on which grace operates and functions.
2. To empower you to align/realign your Christian work with the Father's perfect will or plan.
3. To empower you to receive the fullness of what the new life in Christ offers.
4. To empower us to teach the gospel aright when bringing souls to the Father.
In the preaching/presentation of the gospel, it's important that we present the right information and knowledge to the hearers. It is imperative that some truths be laid as a foundation before we can go deeper. We would agree that it would be disastrous to build a skyscraper on a foundation that's supposed to be for a bungalow.
John 6: 37 AMPC
All whom My Father gives (entrusts) to Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, no never, reject one of them who comes to Me]..
We see in the passage of scripture above, that salvation is an open invitation to everyone. However, in the Bible, we find Jesus Christ making some statements that point out that there are some prerequisites to coming to Him in order to experience the best of what He has to offer. It is hence imperative that we know what these demands are or what "the solid foundation" of an effective walk with God is.
Luke 14: 28 - 32
28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. office.
It's important to note that the reason why people fall away in the Christian race is because they don't know what the demands of coming to Christ are. A price must be paid if we are to follow Christ. In the preaching of the gospel of Christ to people, they must be made cognizant of the demand(s) of coming to Him. The full picture must be presented to them and absolutely nothing held back. They deserve to make whatever decision they would make (with respect to following Christ) based on that knowledge; that is, whether they are willing to come to Christ despite the demands or not to come to Him.
What then are these demands?
This post is an extract from the teaching "The Solid Foundation"
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