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The Truth of God

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Submitted by Brother Michael (United States), Aug 29, 2009 at 03:44

"Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth." (John 17:17) "Anyone who has ears to hear ought to hear.' " (Mark 4:23) " 'If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you. Jesus answered and said to him, 'Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me. 'I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name-he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you." (John 14:15-17, 23-26) " 'But take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father. 'When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. 'When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites. They neglect their appearance, so that they may appear to others to be fasting. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to be fasting, except to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you." (Matthew 6:1, 5-6, 16-18) "Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God." (John 3:18) "...In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.' " (John 16:33) "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.' " (Matthew 28:19-20)

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