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6. Seeing Through Satan’s Glasses

By John Thiel, Let This Mind Be in You Conference, Study 6, mp3

Sin has done something to our human nature and makeup.

The infinite value of the sacrifice required for our redemption reveals the fact that sin is a tremendous evil. Through sin the whole human organism is deranged, the mind is perverted, the imagination corrupted. Sin has degraded the faculties of the soul. Temptations from without find an answering chord within the heart, and the feet turn imperceptibly toward evil. {8T 312.2}

   As the sacrifice in our behalf was complete, so our restoration from the defilement of sin is to be complete. There is no act of wickedness that the law will excuse; there is no unrighteousness that will escape its condemnation. The life of Christ was a perfect fulfillment of every precept of the law. He said; “I have kept My Father’s commandments.” John 15:10. His life is our standard of obedience and service. {8T 312.3} Read the rest of this entry

Don’t Look For Applause

By John Thiel

Are you affected by the people around you? If people speak well of you, are you happy? Then you come across people who are accusational. They are negative and they give you that feeling of gloom and you feel depressed. That comes from the atmosphere from which you are enveloped. You become deflated not inflated from such influences. When we read Luke, we read something contradictory to this. Read the rest of this entry

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