Will of God"
scripture is given by inspiration of God…..”
The Bible is a compilation of 66 inspired books
written over the course of several hundred years by
many writers from different walks of life –
including a shepherd, kings, fishermen, a tax
collector, a physician, and others.
Although there are several writers of the
Bible, there is but one Author:
Book is divided into two parts – The Old “Testament” and the New “Testament.”
is a “testament”? What
comes to mind when you think of the word “testament”?
One of the most familiar uses of this word is
found in the following statement:
[name of testator], residing at [city, state of
testator], being of sound mind, do hereby declare this
instrument to be my last
will and testament …..
usage of the word “testament” here is identical to
the Old & New “testaments” of the Bible.
“testament” simply put is a
the words of Jesus: “For this is my blood of the new
which is shed for many for the remission of sins”
Hebrew writer says it this way: “For where there is
there must also of necessity be the death of
the testator. For a testament
is in force after men are dead, since it has no
power at all while the testator lives” (Hebrews
does a “will” go into effect?
When a person dies!
The Last Will and Testament of Christ -- The
New Testament – went into effect after Christ died.
His “will” has been ratified by His
precious blood. We now
have a will that is in full effect - an "
will lists beneficiaries-
those who receive the inheritance of the deceased. All of us will certainly want to be included in Christ’s
last will and testament!
we have received the “adoption as sons” into
the family of God, we are the children of God (see
– and IF
children, then we are also joint heirs with Christ,
the Son of God, to an eternal kingdom (see Romans
is when we obey the gospel that we are “born” into
this relationship – related to God and to one
another through the blood of His Son.
come in contact with the cleansing blood of Christ
when we believe in Christ (Acts 16:31), repent
of our sin and begin to follow Christ (Acts 17:30), confess
Christ (Romans 10:9-10) and are baptized in the
name of Jesus Christ for the remission of our sins
(Acts 2:38). When
we obey the gospel in this manner, the blood of Jesus
cleanses us from our sin (Acts 22:16) and we are born
of the water and of the Spirit into the family of God
(John 3:3,5). Then
as Christians, "if we walk in the light as He is
in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and
the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all
sin" (1 John 1:7).
need to be very careful to meet the terms for
inclusion into His Will so that we will have our names
recorded in the Book of Life (see Revelation
you in the Will of God?
A. Sargent / M.
Church of Christ at Creekwood
1901 Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
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