Love God and Do As You Please
Perhaps you will consider the title to this book a shocker. Undoubtedly, the immature will misunderstand it. Some will misuse it as an excuse for license and loose living. Some will use it as a reason for criticizing the author. But if they read the book, they might get the right message.
Mature Christians can do as they please because what they please to do also pleases God. Listen to the good news in better words than mine:
If we consent, He [God] will so identify Himself with our thoughts and aims, so blend our hearts and minds into conformity to His will, that when obeying Him we shall be but carrying out our own impulses (The Desire of Ages, p. 668).
If we abide in Christ, if the love of God dwells in us, our feelings, our thoughts, our purposes, our actions, will be in harmony with the will of God (Steps to Christ, p. 61).
Looking unto Jesus we obtain brighter and more dis tinct views of God, and by beholding we become changed. Goodness, love for our fellow men, becomes our natural instinct (Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 355).
When we submit ourselves to Christ, the heart is united with His heart, the will is merged in His will, the mind becomes one with His mind, the thoughts are brought into captivity to Him; we live His life. This is what it means to be clothed with the garments of His righteousness (Ibid., p. 312).
Need we say more?
ISBN: 9780816310890Format: Paperback