” Edification “

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There is so much destruction all around us now days, and sad to say some claim in the name of their religion it is somehow condoned of God. The gospel of Christ is for the edification of whosoever comes to Him in sincerity, for the kingdom of God is not in drinking and eating but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17-19).  For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.  For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.  Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

 

 

The many membered Body of Christ is made up of so many gifts given to the perfecting of the saint’s. Though there be many ways of believing offered by the world, it is the unity of the knowledge of the Son of God by faith is how the body is held together and edified! (Ephesians 4:9-15).  (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?  He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

 

 

How many claim Christianity yet hate their neighbor or brother? We are told to love our neighbor as ourselves and to edify one another. Did you know that even Christ did not please Himself. (Romans 15:1-5).  We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.  For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.  For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.  Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

 

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