Faith in Jesus #5

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Fifth, faith in Jesus has a transforming effect. It receives what Jesus offers, namely a relationship with him based on forgiveness. Since it puts us in relationship with him, it commits us to obey him. The surgeon may cure you despite your faith; but it certainly follows that even the smallest faith will commit you to follow his instructions in after-care. Thus, for example, we are committed to keep Jesus’ great command about love – to love our neighbour as ourselves. That is, faith in him, because it is faith in him, becomes the impetus for fruitful obedience to him. If it is a genuine trust in him, it will be the source of a life of service to God and service to others.”

P.F.Jensen, The Future of Jesus (ABC Books, 2005)

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