Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Triangle of humility, authority and unity. Part 2.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Jerome tells us that in the latter days of his life the apostle John would often remind the brethern of this last command of the Lord, saying, "this is the Lord’s commandment. if ye love one another it is enough"
Lucian, "their master makes them believe they are brothers."
Tertullian wrote, "see, said they, how they love one another, and are ready to lay down their lives for each other." Tertullian also said - "they love before they know each other."
* Put on and wrap yourselves about with humility, so that the covering of humility cannot possibly be stripped from you. Wrap yourselves with humility so that you may be servants of one another.
The local church is made up of believer priests, led by a P-T, who come together on a regular basis to be edified by the Word of God.
Humility or being humble in the plan of God is recognizing the authority that comes from TLJC and submitting to that authority. Since the Bible is the mind of Christ, submission to the authority of Our Lord is tantamount to consistent PMA of doctrine.
Unity is the status of being combined with others to form a greater whole.
We have been combined with other believers through the baptism of the Spirit to form the RFOG.
Being diligent - to be zealous, to work hard, to making every effort;
to do something with intense effort and motivation.
Diligence is a mark of the believer with positive volition; the believer who stays with doctrine, who never gives up in spite of all kinds of discouragements and pressures.
To keep, to guard, to retain; to keep by guarding .
It speaks of guarding or keeping something safe which belongs to you personally and is in your possession.