Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Goodness of God

It is not enough to just be good. We sin, and we need redemption from our sins. Jesus Christ offers it through the power of the atonement. My New Testament Study Guide explains, "Paul taught the Jewish Christians that having the outward signs of righteousness (such as circumcision) meant nothing if a spirit of faith and obedience did not dwell in them. The same is true today. Outward signs of righteousness (such as Church attendance) are not enough. A spirit of faith, love, and obedience must also dwell in our hearts."

We may live in momentary happiness, but only true joy can come from the freedom of repentance.

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