- Our marriages and families give us many good traditions we trust, but traditions are no guarantee that we have understanding
- In the same way our physical ancestry is no guarantee of our Spiritual ancestry.
Fallen Condition Focus: People tend to trust what is culturally acceptable if it helps their pride.
Theme: A trend toward obedience is a great test of our Spiritual relationship with the Father.
5 Believing Tests
- Christians believe that conduct is a spiritual indicator of a relationship to the Father - 39-41a
- Christians believe that to know God is to enthusiastically love Him 41b-42
- Christians believe that hearing God's Word is dependent on a right relationship with the Father - 43, 47
- Christians believe that Satan is a real fallen being - 44
- Christians believe that obedience to the truth is a necessary part of saving 45-47
After taking these test what test indicate that you have a spiritual ancestry with God the Father through Jesus Christ?