[CF Devotionals] 2014-03-28 - For What Purpose

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Today I simply want to ask a question of all Christians and leave you with a few scriptures to contemplate, as you work through the answer for yourself. After salvation, why does God leave us in a sin-filled world and not simply beam us up to heaven?

Matthew 28:16-20 (NASB)

But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Acts 1:8 (NASB)

but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

2 Timothy 1:6-7 (NASB)

For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.


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All scripture references are from the KJV unless otherwise noted.

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