teaching and preaching (2 Corinthians 4:13). Sin denies this ‘higher than I’, priority of God. With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak, 14because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence. 2 Corinthians 4:13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE," we also believe, therefore we also speak (NASB: Lockman). But we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, and therefore I spoke.” So we also believe, and therefore we also speak, We share the same spirit of faith as the one who wrote. Upon the rock of Peter’s confession that Jesus is God’s messiah promised by the Prophets of old Christ builds His Church. We having the same Spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; And since we have the same spirit of faith in keeping with what is written. But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke”—we also believe, and so we speak. But this propensity in Protestantism, I believe, is a distortion at best. One must learn to “take off their shoes in the presence of the holy ground of the other. We have the same Spirit of faith that is described in the Scriptures when it says, “First I believed, then I spoke in faith.” So we also first believe then speak in faith. “I Believe, Therefore I Speak” (2 Corinthians 4:13 ESV) Here’s a thought: If we are ever going to survive the trials of this life and escape with more than just our sanity, then we have got to start thinking differently… about a lot of things. Ten years ago I went to Asia to have a look and this need presented itself. When God saw darkness, He spoke forth light. As Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:13, “Since we have the same spirit of faith in keeping with what is written, ‘I believed, therefore I spoke,’ we also believe, and therefore speak.” We choose to not only believe, but to speak on behalf of our beliefs. With the same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak” (4:13). In this fellowship, the social fabric of mutual love seeks to fulfill the unity Christ founded the church on. All Christian existence is a sandwich. 3. English Revised Version (ERV) Jesus said, “On this rock, I will build my church”. 2. I believe the best way to do that is learn about Christ and put your confidence in Him. The ritual is a drama, a pulpit that points to God’s free grace but it is no mere form with words attached. God has chosen the place where God is ready and willing to meet all women and men, high and low, righteous (so-called) and sinful, noble and brutish, brilliant and foundering. The church and the world wait upon leaders who do not, “swing hard with a dull ax”( to quote a Biblical proverb) but put their saltiness into the mix and their light on a stand. We travel toward God’s future bearing one another’s burdens, caring for and mediating the grace of God to each other. “Now we know in part then we shall know even as we are known” (Apostle Paul). And when we are found, then we understand what it means to be lost. ( Log Out /  I believe, for I will speak: I was greatly afflicted: Basic English Translation (BBE) I still had faith, though I said, I am in great trouble; Webster's Revision. The recent shape of mission for me, for what it is worth, God knows, has been teaching Biblical Studies and Christian ethics to fledgling seminaries all over the Far East, in China, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, and India. He did not speak what he saw, He spoke what He wanted to see. 2 Corinthians 4:13-18. 13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. making the appropriate faith declarations that are consistent with what we believe God has covenanted to us through the great New Covenant He has made with us. Recognizing our need for this miracle and our ultimate dependence upon it is not relatively important but absolutely imperative. I Believe, Therefore, I Speak. Here everyone learns to serve the common good and the needs of others. Standing in freedom, using wisdom, discretion, and experience, these ethics, again and again, must be translated into the worlds we live best we can. But the Spirit, again and again, calls the Word to life. 2 Corinthians 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Cogito, ergo sum is a philosophical statement that was made in Latin by René Descartes, usually translated into English as "I think, therefore I am". Therefore, Jim Hendry deserves My Lord, you speak not [PDF] Minecraft Handbook: The Ultimate Creations Guide, For Beginners To Advanced.pdf. King James Version. The word of the Gospel spoken through the church and its ministers, faithful to the Apostles and alive through the power of the Spirit, is the word of God spoken and heard in the present. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak (2 Corinthians 4:13). I believe, therefore speak - sandra carroll H ftad, 2015. God has not transferred Christ’s saving power to the church. But my confession will always be incomplete because in this life we can only begin to grasp the breadth and depth of the mystery of the truth that comes from God’s revelation of Himself in Christ. ( Log Out /  Love is the presence of the future. Because there is no direct deduction between work and genuine fruitfulness, work is passionate! I believe; therefore I speak. But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—‘I believed, and so I spoke’—we also believe, and so we speak. When Paul says “It is written,” he is quoting from Psalm 116 where David recounts his brush with death. Jesus Christ (Son of God – Son of Man) lived, died, and rose again to return us ‘home’ and set us free from all that is false and sinful measured by the righteousness rooted in the reality of God, to know divine and human acceptance, love and the healing power of real trust in the provisions and care of God as Heavenly Father, and to know the healing power of life lived as service to him and others. Sin stakes a claim for independence from the goodness of God to us, his provision for us, and his place under us in love, and over us in correction. But since we have the same spirit of faith as that shown in what has been written, “I believed; therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak. Many areas of the common faith of the church I have not commented on but only for economic reasons. God has given us, through His Word, the ability, the privilege, the right, and the authority to speak as He speaks, to think His thoughts, and walk in His ways. Jesus said, “I have come to seek and save the lost”. Looking at our God, and ourselves, in and through the lens of the Gospel of Christ we, the lost, discover that we are found. In between being lost and found is sandwiched truth – spiritual truth. Change ). It is from this position, in pursuit of this understanding I have scripted the following. Please contact the author to copy or reproduce any portion of this material. The Holy Writings say, “I believed, so I spoke.” We have the same kind of faith as David had. Readers will find the credibility in the author’s voice refreshing as they follow the informative direction. I believe in truth. I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: I believed. Rather the church, conceived of by Christ and the Apostles, is the end of ecclesia as nation and the beginning of ecclesia as a ‘passionate’ fellowship of grace in route to the kingdom. Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we too believe, and so we speak. On the dusty roads of Galilee and Judea, this Jesus directly ministered to a few women and men mostly from Judean and Galilean abstraction. It is not in Christ’s wisdom for us to ride into the kingdom like the Lone Ranger. Instead, the life and power of the kingdom are celebrated and practiced albeit imperfectly, partially. This ‘knowledge’ not only makes sense to my mind but also shapes my experience. The scripture says, “I spoke because I believed.” In the same spirit of faith we also speak because we believe. Paul the greatest Christian thinker in the church is at once its greatest missionary. 15All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. We feel the same way. The immediate face-to-face encounter ends but a new mediated encounter begins. (2 Cor 4:13; TLB) Truly, the world is seeking hope. With Paul “I am not ashamed of the Gospel”. We need not stagger at the promise of God because of unbelief, fear, or the cares of this world. After we come to faith, we are privileged to speak about our faith and share our faith. We believe, and so we speak. High Noon and the Showdown at Lafayette Square: Profanity vs Protest, The Spiritual Roots of Fear and Courage:Lessons from Moses Encounter With Pharaoh (Part One), Dr Dan’s Message at MBTS Chapel Preach Penang, Malaysia, Justice: The Biblical Understanding vs Modernity’s Understanding Part One. The Gospel does possess universal truth. Paul, himself an Apostle, wrote to the Corinthian believers who were becoming increasingly idiosyncratic in their understanding of the Christian faith “for I delievered to you…what I received (received – literally handed on to me from the other Apostle – disciples). Rather as Christ’s body, it is called to turn out to the world and minister God’s love both in word and deed (one beggar showing another beggar where the bread is). Readers will find the credibility in the author's voice refreshing as they follow the informative direction. One who trekked around Judea and Galilee telling enigmatic stories with subtle lessons, restoring people’s bodies to wholeness, forgiving their sins, and preaching the arrival of the kingdom promised by the Prophets. Since we have that same spirit of faith, which corresponds to what is written: “I believed; therefore, I have spoken,” we also believe, and therefore we speak. - Weymouth Bible. therefore. 13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, I have the same spirit of faith that did everything through the bible. Baptism is a believer’s faith union to Christ. Numbers 14:6-9 All women and men, along with their institutions that they create, order, and enlist for their own interests and others’ interests and/or harm, must prepare to meet the coming kingdom and its righteousness. Paul asserts in 2 Corinthians 5:7 “we walk by faith not by sight”. We have the same spirit of faith. There are many kinds of ethics in the world stemming from the circles within which we live out our lives. The vocation that befalls humans, believers, and non-believers, is not that of building the ideal kingdom and bringing it into existence but of preparing to meet it. “I Believe…Therefore I Speak.” November 14th, 2016. Here follows the pinch of the point. Sin means to refuse God’s Godness. Through the Apostolic Gospel, Jesus continues to speak and fulfill the liberating, saving mission he began in the flesh on earth. And about God. It is written: ‘I believed; therefore I have spoken.’ Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak. Our embrace of this coming Kingdom is simply captured by faith, hope, and Love. *I believe therefore in the Holy Spirit. "I believe and therefore I speak." No exertion of human will, intellect, or emotion can bring the Word of God to life in the soul, in the church, or in the world. I believe in mission. Knowledge of God, sometimes dubbed theology, derives from God’s revelation of himself ultimately through Jesus Christ and is scripted by the Apostles and Prophets and this revelation of God (theology) cannot be separated from knowledge and experience of oneself (anthropology). Readers will find the credibility in the author’s voice refreshing as they follow the informative direction. This self imperative Paul the missionary lived under is no less obligatory today. What is the benefit of speaking? We must start from the assumption that we are not more or less all the same, but instead profound differences persist. 1. Through the Apostolic Gospel, Christ speaks grace and life to all peoples in all times. Every detail works to your advantage and to God’s glory: more and more grace, more and more people, more and more praise! Just like God does, you see. It recalls some of his reflections on the differences between Christ and cultures in the East and West. It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak. This manuscript reveals God’s glory… By faith we stand under it and from this position we seek to understand what we believe (“faith seeking understanding” – Anselm). But in reality his train was not moving the train the tracks directly across from him was moving and it gave him the sensation that he was moving. Most importantly reading Scripture we must listen to the Apostles, who, on the other side of Easter, repackaged Jesus into a Gospel or Evangel and preached him to the Gentiles. Updated: Jun 16. Two of my books (1) Existence and Faith:Suffering the Tension Between the Seen and the Unseen (2) Religion and Life in Three Movements: Faith, Hope and, Love are in service of this understanding of ethics. The resurrection is the first fruits of the kingdom, the presence of the future. Rather Christ retains this saving power such that it can become alienated from him. We Believe, Therefore We Speak. This manuscript is a practical tool for readers to use for a variety of reasons. According to the apostle Paul, “I believe, therefore I speak.” I’m glad someone believed enough to stand up in my grade 11 classroom and state that he was a Christian and a virgin. These three are faith, hope, and love. We too believe, and therefore we speak. Baptism as sprinkling falls short of the distinctive Christian meaning of Baptism but I strongly believe this practice of sprinkling celebrated by other Christians must be honored. Specifically, he was the apostle to the Gentiles. Just like God does, you see. Family, economic and political systems often structure evils of one sort or another and insulate these from critique. This is the kind of leadership where the leader’s power is not validated by leveraging his or her position over others. This manuscript is a practical tool for readers to use for a variety of reasons. And precisely because it comes via the Cross, it is not cheap, but costly grace. And this challenge applies both to societies and their unique cultures and to each individual’s life experience. The umbrella of grace has been unfolded through Christ sheltering all humanity from the rain and storm of God’s judgment against sin and unrighteousness – this is the good word of the Gospel of Grace. Between our efforts and the good fruit, the good results we seek from these efforts we wait upon a miracle. "I believe and therefore I speak." I’m glad someone believed enough to give me a tract called, “How to find peace with God.” (A tract that meant so much to me I kept it for years until I lost it in a flood.) We never have to be weak in faith. Brother Mahan preaches salvation by grace through the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is the spiritual freedom to downsizes the prerogative to rule from above and bend under others to serve them, carry their burdens, and attend to their needs. Indeed the gospel is a universal evangel to be preached to all people. Faith transcends the thing seen and trusts the unseen. 2 Corinthians 4:13And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak, In this message I will be showing you biblical examples of persons who have walked in great levels of faith, simply because they understood this important faith principle. We also believe, so we speak. As soon as a minister assumes he understands the stranger that he is witnessing to, that this stranger basically shares his cultural reality this missionary is in danger not only of becoming ineffective, unfruitful but worse yet guilty of seriously distorting the meaning of the Gospel by tying the Gospel to his own cultural values and customs and morals. Nomos, law as the ground of ethics is transformed by this Apostolic evangel into three elemental ways of being in the world – faith, hope, and love. We also believe and therefore speak." As the sweet psalmist wrote “I believed, therefore I spoke.” 2 Corinthians 4:13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak, 14 knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. This way of approaching ethics does not of course discount the diverse passages found in the Bible about right and wrong but it does transform and shine light on these passages. In fact, I believe the matter goes deeper than this. When God saw darkness, He spoke forth light. We must study this Scripture to hear God’s word with due attention to its time and culture, attending to the great theme that it is organized around – the Covenant God made to Abraham. Not his Christian awakening, in the sense of coming to faith in Jesus Christ’s atoning work on the cross for forgiveness of sins. Instead the book is a collection of stories which take the reader into the heart… Now since we have the same spirit of faith in keeping with this Scripture: “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak. American Standard Version But having the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, I believed, and therefore did I speak; we also believe, and therefore also we speak; Douay-Rheims Bible This diad is the nodal point of Paul’s ministry. Ecclesia, conceived as a nation and/or kingdom contains the seeds of violence. I Believe, Therefore, I Speak. Why we speak? We "believe" we want a Rolls Royce, and so we "speak" it into existence. God has given us, through His Word, the ability, the privilege, the right, and the authority to speak as He speaks, to think His thoughts, and walk in His ways. We don’t become righteous by having the correct beliefs. I. Preach Your Convictions. While it is not immediately clear in this explanation how faith and hope translate into ethics here and there in these two my books this is develped. I BELIEVE,THEREFORE I SPEAK, Sandton, Gauteng. Why we speak? We never have to be weak in faith. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak (2 Corinthians 4:13). Our faith is like that mentioned in the scripture: ‘I believed and therefore I spoke’. (Psalms 116:10) It is written, “I believed, and so I have spoken.” (Psalm 116:10) We have that same spirit of faith. Yet we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, I have believed, and therefore have I spoken. Enter your email to receive the Existence and Faith blog in your inbox: This blog chronicles Dr. Dan's teaching experience in Asia. Apr 12, 2016 8:00:17 AM | by Guest In a room filled with women dedicated to the teachings of Jesus Christ, the music ministry led us in song, read scripture, and brought our awareness to why we sing praises to God. He did not speak what he saw, He spoke what He wanted to see. Sin’s damning power is exhausted in Christ’s death and eternal life has dawned in his resurrection. Since, then, we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we too believe and therefore speak, But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written: “I, But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I, But since we have the same spirit of faith as that shown in what has been written, “. Inside this confession I have made my profession of faith taking care to accentuate how the common faith makes sense to me (intellectually and experientially), all the while committed to staying faithful to the ‘common faith’ (cf for instance the Apostles Creed). We do not simply experience God in our souls as if the soul has a native point of contact with God, rather the truth, more precisely, a particular shape of truth is mediated to us ( via the word, via the church, via other believers, with the assistance of the Holy Spirit penetrating mind and heart. I believed, therefore I said, "I was greatly afflicted." Each of these comes to meet us before we come to them. K p I Believe, Therefore Speak (9781498428408) av Sandra Carroll Rogers p Bokus.com [PDF] Semiconductor General-purpose Replacements.pdf This manuscript is a practical tool for readers to use for a variety of reasons. I believe; therefore I speak. In short, we are in constant need of a miracle. In other words, my belief, my faith is not wavering, but firm and unshakable and that is why I speak out. LET US ADMIT IT—there is only one way to believe and one way to show it: speak. “Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak,” (4:13) 1. But having the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, “I believed, and therefore I spoke.”Psalm 116:10 We also believe, and therefore we also speak; We believe the same way as the one who wrote, `I believed, and so I talked.' Our faith is built on the same foundation. There is no other meeting place. The Gospel is not only a private soul affair. 2 Corinthians 4:13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak, All true work must be filled, not only with diligence and ability but with something intangible and hidden – passionate waiting on a power and blessing that comes from an unseen gracious hand. I believe they are faithful and trustworthy. (“ I come to seek and save those who are lost”). Faith lives in the core or spirit of us. It is the necessary presupposition of ministry. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This phrase comes from a messianic prophecy in Psalm 116:10 and is quoted by Paul in II Corinthians 4:13: "I believed and therefore have spoken. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Mat 5:10 When we think of being a peacemaker we think of resolving arguments, bringing an end to strife. Each needs the other. God’s Grace comes to meet us in the Gospel. Faith connects not only to the promised and coming future that is spoken of by the Prophets and Apostles but to its present reality in and through the resurrection of the crucified Christ. The church is not to draw its sanctimonious robes around itself and retreat into its own fellowship and remove itself from the world. Following Paul here is my nodal point of ministry “I (too) believe, therefore, I speak… ” But what do I believe? ( Log Out /  And because we have the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken, we also believe, and therefore speak. Rightly administered and preached these present God’s free grace and call us to assurance and faith. The Scriptures sponsor Christian ethics and these derive directly from Christ and the Apostolic Gospel. The church is more than ‘koinonia’ – fellowship; it is an instrument ordained by Christ to mediate his grace to the world by witnessing to it by acts of love and words of truth. The Judeo-Christian revelation of truth, given in and through the Bible, grounds the reality and ordering of life deeper than the reason, science, and philosophy this world relies on. These three, faith,hope and love, delivered to us as one unified thing in the Gospel, are received as one consolidated gift (not moral task), and come alive in us in the form of these three three interdependent and interelated dynamics. (2 Corinthians 4:13) When Paul made this statement, he was convinced of David's words—they had become his confession of faith. The human province is not to create the ideal kingdom on earth but to prepare to meet it, to image and reflect the ideal that has emerged through the Prophetic vision and the Christ. Working together they lead us to the Living Word, the risen Christ who speaks grace and life to all. And here I intersect one of the great contributions of Karl Barth when he cancelled his Christian Dogmatics project after writing maybe 700 pages and commenced anew with his life long magnus opus Church Dogmatics. And what we believe is that the One who raised up the Master Jesus will just as certainly raise us up with you, alive. This place Scripture calls “a rock of offense and a stone of stumbling”. All of sudden he was relieved because his train commenced moving. But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, so I spoke.”. We Believe, Therefore We Speak. Ps 116:10 (NKJ) "I believed, therefore I spoke..." A slogan verse of the "faith" movement. Readers will find the credibility in the author's voice refreshing as they follow the informative direction. Greek: echontes de to auto pneuma tes pisteos, kata to gegrammenon, Episteusa, dio elalesa, kai emeis pisteuomen, dio kai laloumen, (). The Spirit protects the freedom of God and creates the freedom of all womankind and mankind open to the Gospel. So along with the psalmist, and along with Paul, we say, “We Believe, Therefore We Speak.” This is a sermon based on 2Corinthians 4:13-18,… Faith is a spirit that we have to possess. 250 likes. 250 likes. It is to be the warp and woof of ministry. Why we persevere in speaking? I believe the best way to do that is learn about Christ and put your confidence in Him. I believe that God’s reconciling forgiveness and the resurrection of the crucified Jesus are inextricably bound together, not out of necessity, but simply because God, in God’s freedom, purpose, and wisdom, bound them together. It is incomplete! So along with the psalmist, and along with Paul, we say, “We Believe, Therefore We Speak.” Between our labors to build our churches and carry out our mission endeavors we wait on an intangible subtle spiritual power not lodged in us but in God, a power that cannot be brought into play by even the greatest of plans and the most diligent and talented work. Face to face he met and mixed with them and liberated them. Paul was an apostle of Jesus Christ. There is an activism in the world and the church that gives people the allusion something is getting done, progress is being made, goals set are being realized when in fact all too often these are full of the fret and fever of human will and plans devoid of the discernment, guidance, and blessing that come from the Spirit. “Not by might nor by power but by Spirit saith the Lord”. But the Spirit, again and again, calls the Word to life. 15All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Spirit and Word ultimately must never remain separated or independent. Understanding what I have come to believe is the key to understanding what shapes and empowers my experience and ministry. Not faith in the ritual that is seen but what the ritual points to that is unseen saves us, and for this reason, preaching must always accompany the ritual (“faith comes by the hearing of the word” writes Paul in Romans). The priests of the church, its lay priests, and leader priest are simply beggars showing another beggar where the bread is. Faith believes this good news and enjoys an abundance of peace. LET US ADMIT IT—there is only one way to believe and one way to show it: speak. Mat 5:10 When we think of being a peacemaker we think of resolving arguments, bringing an end to strife. Christ via the Spirit is alive and present in the form when its evangelical saving significance is presented. We don’t become righteous by having the correct beliefs. Christ in heaven did not hand over his saving power to the church. Here in this fellowship, the ultimate power of all that is dark and dreary, broken, and evil is downsized. While believers worship, work, and study (and we must worship, really work, and really study) we also must wait on the Spirit, and while we wait on the Spirit we must carry on our labors -passionately. It is true that leaders must possess strength but I believe that the strength that is called for is measured by the presence of clarity and truth needed in any situation and the courage to differentiate oneself. Paul was an apostle of Jesus Christ. The gospel impregnated with faith hope and love is received as gift not task ( i.e. These descriptions sketch the earthly shadow of “lost-ness” but not its heavenly source. I believed, therefore have I spoken. Abstracting corporations and institutions from the persons who they serve and by whom they are powered, treating them as non-personal entities, is a modern device often used to obscure responsibility – a useful and convenient way to escape the moral consequences of human actions. (2 Corinthians 4:13) When Paul made this statement, he was convinced of David's words—they had become his confession of faith. After we come to faith, we are privileged to speak about our faith and share our faith. The title of this posting “I believe therefore I speak” is a quote from Paul’s letter to the believers in Corinth. Sin puts the good things of life in the room where only the best things belong. We realize we are lost only when we discover through the Gospel we are found. Protestantism too easily commences with the priority of the individual’s denominational beliefs or the individual Christian’s belief and experience. I believe that not only are people lost but also social systems are lost. Paul received an understanding of Gospel truth in the posture of belief and commenced a ministry speaking, i.e. The phrase originally appeared in French as je pense, donc je suis in his Discourse on the Method, so as to reach a wider audience than Latin would have allowed. I Believe, Therefore I Speak. Between hearing or reading the Gospel and obeying its claim all depend on the blessing and power of the Spirit. From this phrase we are supposed to understand that David, who had a "heart after God", vindicates the practice of "speaking into existence" our own carnal and materialistic dreams by "faith". We having the same Spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed and, therefore, I have spoken; we also believe and, therefore, speak; We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; We boldly say what we believe, trusting God to care for us, just as the psalm writer did when he said, “I believe and therefore I speak.”. And having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, "I believed, therefore I have spoken," we also believe; therefore we also speak, Aramaic Bible in Plain English Therefore, we also in whom is that one spirit of faith, as it is written: “I have believed; because of this I also have spoken”, we believe; because of this we also speak. And having the same Ruach Hakodesh of emunah that is in accordance with the Kitvei Hakodesh, HE’EMANITI KI ADABER ("I believed, therefore I speak " TEHILLIM 116:10), we both believed and therefore we speak. No exertion of human will, intellect, or emotion can bring the Word of God to life in the soul, in the church, or in the world. This script was explicitly written to clarify this. This truth shapes and forms our experience of God and also our experience of ourselves. If these differences are not understood and accounted when one is teaching and preaching away their own homeland blindness is bound to skew the Gospel and impede its receptivity. The spirit of faith operates in this manner: “I believe and therefore I speak.” We are made in God’s image and this is how God works. "I believe and therefore I speak." In the book of Acts and the Epistles, this presentation of Christ’s ministry (found in Mathew, Mark, and Luke) changes. Essentially the Gospel gives us three spiritual ‘raw materials’ from which we are to creatively translate into ethical (cf ‘moral’) actions or responses ( to put into play in any given time, place, and circumstance). Specifically, he was the apostle to the Gentiles. We become righteous by trusting God and living from Him. It is about his encounter with students in Cambodia, India, Thailand, China, and Burma, and the ideas put into play. We are handicapped on all sides, but we are never frustrated; we are puzzled, but never in despair. While believers worship, work, and study (and we must worship, really work, and really study) we also must wait on the Spirit, and while we wait on the Spirit we must carry on our labors -passionately. But since we have the same spirit of faith as that which stands written, “I believed; therefore I spoke,” we too believe, and thus we speak. Finally, regarding church/ecclesia, I believe in Protestantism’s revolution. These include our religion, family, ethnic kinship, nation, our vocational and economic fraternities, and also the free associations we form (birds of a feather flock together). I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: World English Bible. The following is written, “I believed; therefore, I spoke.” We have that same spirit of faith. "I believed, and so I spoke," we also believe, and so we also speak." Both the public and private realms are exposed to the reality of the messianic kingdom and by the Gospel of Grace pressed into alignment with it, or if not suffer becoming self-consciously polarised against this grace. Sanctification is the lifelong process of conforming to this new reality. “I Believe…Therefore I Speak.” November 14th, 2016. not moral duty or moral imperative) and as gift via the Spirit commence a fledgling new beginning within us and empower a new ethical footprint, in kind. In this way ethics that are distinctively Christian reflect their origin, that is to say their evangelical origin (i.e. We feel the same way. “Ich glaube, darum rede ich” – I believe, therefore I speak (Psalm 116: 10) These words in German were used by Franz Pieper as the published first draft leading up to his Brief Statement of 1932 . ‎“The author tackles a practical topic from a place of personal experience. Many things I have come to understand and believe are not included. I believe there is real “lost ness” in this world, and in all of us, but through the Gospel of Christ, the lost are found. And we have the same spirit of faith [Forsooth having the same spirit of faith], as it is written, I have believed, wherefore I have spoken; and we believe, wherefore also we speak; And having the same spirit of the faith, according to that which hath been written, `I believed, therefore I did speak;' we also do believe, therefore also do we speak; Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition. We also believe, and so we talk to you. Whenever the church fails to attend to Paul’s exposition of baptism it is a short step from sacrificing its distinctive teaching to ancient ideas of water and spiritual/moral cleansing. The Spirit protects the freedom of God and creates the freedom of all womankind and mankind open to the Gospel. This manuscript is a practical tool for readers to use for a variety of reasons. I believe this Gospel must be heard and understood, therefore, I believe in preaching and in the Supper that Christ bequeathed and in Baptism. All rights reserved. ‘Gospel’  origin). It is time to be a voice for the Lord, proclaiming His glory and His good news, bringing light and joy to … The New Testament itself contains instruction that is conditioned by time and culture. When schools, churches and Christian groups have knocked on my door, and I on theirs, with inquires about preaching and teaching, often questions about my beliefs emerge. Between the word given in scripture and a person who believes this word, a miracle must subtle occur. This Gospel contains the seed of faith because it profers us assurance of remission of our sins and God’s friendship, it contains the seed of hope because via the resurrection of Christ it asserts that the strength of these have been broken once and for all time and it contains the seeds of love because it asserts that this assurance and hope do not accrue as a matter of course or result from a religious moral transaction but come from the free grace and compassion of God for us ( 1 John 4 “God is love” is a statement of who God is to us in God’s Being/Spirit, and what God has done for us – act/ethic. We, having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written: “I believed and therefore have I spoken” — we also believe and therefore speak. We become righteous by trusting God and living from Him. The above script which I have entitled “I Believe Therfore I Speak” is my profession of of faith standing inside and under the church’s confession of faith. The leader must seek, and through the Spirit’s promised help, find the difference that Christ embodies; find it, if need be, over and again in every situation where wrong, confusion, conflict and anxiety prevail and then summon the courage to stand up. I Believe, Therefore I Speak. When the people who requested my confession/profession received it they wrote back and said it was too long so I shortened it and sent it back. Photographs belong to multiple photographers. To believe as one should and to remain silent is impossible; this is what the Holy Spirit says through the royal prophet David, "I believed, therefore I spoke" (Ps 116:10). Pris 163 kr. 6/10/2016 5 Comments Blessed are the Peacemakers Dan Swaningson, Hope Chapel 5-29-16 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. I could not have spoken thus if it had not been for my faith: I should never have spoken unto God in prayer, nor have been able now to speak to my fellow men in testimony if it had not been that faith kept me alive, and brought me a … I believe, therefore I speak of the God in whom I believe and of his liberating truth. Embedded in this terse affirmation is the 16th Century Protestant revolution of ‘church’ even though in umpteen ways it has and continues to fail this revolution. “I believe” Paul asserts is his entry point to Gospel ministry. A lover of words,giving voice to the thoughts in the heart, mind and soul. This forgiveness, on which the Gospel turns clears us of condemnation for wrongs done and puts us right with God. The church merely witnesses to the unseen Christ at God’s “right hand” who intercedes his saving graces for us. But here, lest I wander from the point at hand, my aim in this introductory paragraph is to follow after and as it were exploit Paul’s correlation of believing, including what he believes, with his ministry. 我因信,所以如此说话 (I Believe Therefore I Speak) – International Church of Shanghai Protected: 我因信,所以如此说话 (I Believe Therefore I Speak) 6/10/2016 5 Comments Blessed are the Peacemakers Dan Swaningson, Hope Chapel 5-29-16 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. WBT: We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; WEB: But having the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, "I believed, and therefore I spoke." Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Now since we have the same spirit of faith in keeping with this Scripture: "I believed, and so I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak. "I believed, and so I spoke," we also believe, and so we also speak." A passage from Paul comes to mind “if anyone thinks that he knows anything he knows nothing yet as he ought to know it” (1 Corinthians 8:2). I believe, therefore I speak. So he was proud to make the words of the psalmist his own: “‘I believed; therefore I have spoken.’ With the same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak” (4:13). We are persecuted, but we never have to stand it alone: we may be knocked down but we are never knocked out! In our efforts to build or rebuild the fellowship and harmony in the church, we need not only smart efforts to facilitate friendship and build a texture of mutual regard one for another but the Spirit that miraculously grounds the self, the ego on the grace and love of God thereby humbling it and turning outward to God and others. Ministry is mission. We have the same faithful spirit as what is written in scripture: In the Scriptures it says, “I spoke because I had faith.” We have that same kind of faith. The believer is baptized into his death and his resurrection to life eternal. On the other side of Easter, no more bound to the limitations of ethnicity, nation, time, and space Jesus becomes a universal messiah. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Love is the fabric of true community and involves one in a commitment to prioritize, protect, and strengthen community. It is written in the Scriptures, “I believed, so I spoke.” Our faith is like this, too. 1. It is of course not enough to read or hears the good word even at the hands of the best evangelist or apologist. It is leadership that Christ modeled and instituted that makes sense to me. This phrase comes from a messianic prophecy in Psalm 116:10 and is quoted by Paul in II Corinthians 4:13: "I believed and therefore have spoken. Rather, as Jesus taught, true leadership is validated by a different kind of spiritual ethos. In Baptism water and spiritual cleansing appear to be spiritually and organically joined together as in many non-Christian faiths. Hope is apocalyptic, that is to state hope awaits the public unveiling of what is hidden from sight but known by the Gospel to be a present reality. Humans have lost their grounding in God as Lord. Work is an act of faith and hope; not hope in the perfection and power of one’s efforts to bear fruit, but hope in God’s power and blessing. As such it is ecclesia – called out, called to embrace a mission – Christ’s mission on earth instituted by Him for Him. We also believe; therefore, we also speak. In his parables, Jesus spoke of the lost and the found but being lost and found is, however, not a one-size-fits-all matter. Others are crushed by sorrow and loneliness. We have the same spirit of faith as you see in what is written, ‘I believed, and so I spoke.’ We too believe, and so we speak. Standing under precedes understanding. The fragmentary love for God and others alive in believers, and nascent believers here and now, come to perfect realization with the coming of the kingdom of God with the return of the messiah. Seeing then that we have the same spirit of faith as is written of – I believed, and therefore I have spoken – we also believe, and therefore speak. Recently I was asked to make a simple direct statement of my Christian faith. A man sat inside a train staring out the window. There are many areas of Christian belief I espouse. And about what God thinks about us. And since we have the same spirit of faith in keeping with what is written, I believed, therefore I spoke, we also believe, and therefore speak. ( Log Out /  “Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I” prayed David. The rail on which the Gospel moves and gains its traction in the world does not derive from a bare moral threat for wrongs done, nor an experiential offer for spiritual renovation or fulfillment, but ultimately the realization that we are caught up in a fleeting movement of time, a peculiar kind of time – a time of grace now present but soon past (“today, if you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”). I Believe in the Church. Paul the Apostle in prison, writing his epistle to the Ephesians – Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. We believe, and so we speak. Why we persevere in speaking? 2. To believe as one should and to remain silent is impossible; this is what the Holy Spirit says through the royal prophet David, "I believed, therefore I spoke" (Ps 116:10). And having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, I have believed, therefore have I spoken; *we* also believe, therefore also we speak; But having the same spirit of faith, as it is written: I believed, for which cause I have spoken; we also believe, for which cause we speak also: The Scriptures say, “I believed, so I spoke.” Our faith is like that too. But having the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, I believed, and therefore did I speak; we also believe, and therefore also we speak; Yet we have the same spirit of faith as he had, who wrote. The church is like John the Baptist who said “I must decrease he must increase’. All of these social circles we live in (more or less) generate distinct cultures that shape us and become incarnated into ethics. Mission is not a ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ endeavor. So we speak. The train was not moving and he became restless and frustrated. I believe in the coming kingdom. People are in the grip of despair, addictions, and meaninglessness. I believe, therefore, I speak… Jesus said, “I have come to seek and save the lost”. In my blog, I have addressed the importance of understanding the differing cultural makeup that exists in the great rainbow of varying ethnic, national, and religious societies that makeup the earth. This is a sermon based on 2Corinthians 4:13-18,… We’re not keeping this quiet, not on your life. There is nothing righteous, or to use a phrase Paul scripted for the law, nothing “holy just and good” that these three do not comprehend and transform. Many are driven by anxiety, straining to secure the basic means of life, lost to its real end and purpose. As it is written, “I believed, and therefore I have spoken.” So we also believe and therefore speak. I believed, therefore have I spoken. 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