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The Editor’s Page – Paul Kirkpatrick

This is the editorial by Paul Kirkpatrick in the May/June, 2014 issue of the Carolina Messenger.  In it, Paul announces the theme of that issue, “Adversaries to Evangelism.”  It’s worth your time to read this short editorial and ponder how Satan is trying to keep you from sharing the gospel with others as God wants you to do.

The Editor’s Page – Paul Kirkpatrick.

I And The Father Are One

I and the Father are one.

John 10:30 – Scripture of the Day (March 11, 2014)

Jesus could say that about his relationship with his Father in heaven.  Can we?

They are one in what they love.  They love humanity.  They love souls.  That’s why they are willing to do whatever they can to save souls (Rom. 5:6-11).  Can we say the same?  Do we have the same love for souls that our Father in heaven and his Son have?  Are we and our Father one?

They are one in what they hate.  They hate sin.  They hate evil.  They want nothing to do with darkness.  Can we say the same (Eph. 5:11)?  Do we have the same hate for sinful, evil darkness that our Father in heaven and his Son have?  Are we and the Father one?

They are one in purpose.  They did what it took to save man from hell due to their love for souls and hate of evil (John 3:16).  Can we say the same?  Do we have the same purpose in life, to bring the gospel to the whole creation (Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16), that our Father in heaven and his Son have?  Are we and the Father one?