To better clarify the issue of whether one can “keep the words” of a prophetic book, it should be remembered that God expected Israel to obey the words of his prophets. The conviction that someone can respond, either in obedience or disobedience, to a vision, visual act (e.g., gestures), or visual message is continued in … Continue reading Looking for a Blessing (Part 2)
Who knows why some believers in Thyatira thought that being loving toward others is enough to please God; perhaps they had only heard of the 2nd Great Commandment and not realized that there is a prior one that requires even more, namely a deeply rooted devotion to God (Matt. 22:34-39). In any case, some of … Continue reading WHEN IS LOVE NOT ENOUGH?