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Mystery
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Angels and Evil Spirits
But I do know what he has promised to do, and I believe
God will hear me just as willingly as he will Mrs.
McPherson-if only you will
BELIEVE
in what Goo has
promised, and put your faith in
HIM
and not in the
person who prays for you."
They gave me their address, just south of Foster
Road. The next day I borrowed my brother Russell's car
and drove out.
I had learned, in studying the Bible on the subject
of healing, that there are two conditions that God
imposes: 1) we must
keep his commandments
and do
those things that are pleasing in his sight (I John 3:22);
and 2) we must really
BELIEVE
(Matt. 9:29).
Of course I realized that many people might not
have come into the understanding about keeping all of
God's Commandments-he does look on the
heart.
It
is
the
spirit, and willingness
to obey. And therefore some
who really
BELIEVE
are healed, even though they are not
strictly "commandment keepers." But once the
knowl–
edge of the truth
comes, they must
OBEY.
In this case I
felt sure that God wanted me to open the minds of these
people about his Commandments, and that
SIN
is
the
transgression of God's
LAW.
Consequently, I first read the two scriptures
quoted above, and then explained what I had been six
months learning about God's law-and particularly
about God's Sabbath. I wanted
to
know whether this
cripple and his wife had a spirit of
WILLINGNESS
to
obey God.
They did not. I found they were "Pentecostal."
They attended church for the "good time" they had
there. They talked a good deal about the "good time"
they enjoyed at church. They scoffed and sneered
about having to obey God. I told them that, since they
were unwilling to obey God and comply with God's
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