Dog Ear Publishing, 2005 - 172 pages
Christians do not love Jesus enough Indeed on a scale of 1 to 10 the average Christian's love for Him scores no more than 2. That is the startling message of Lloyd David Elcock's first volume of a series of scriptural expositions that he proposes to publish under the rubric: "What the gentiles have done to Christianity." The foundation upon which he has built that series includes the following three cornerstones: Biblical Christianity can accurately and justifiably also be called Jewish Christianity. After the control and direction of Biblical/Jewish Christianity was passed from Jewish to Gentile hands at the beginning of the 2nd century AD, the Gentiles comprehensively deformed it, and 1200 years later, partially reformed it. The salvage and recovery of Biblical/Jewish Christianity, begun five hundred years ago by Luther, Calvin and the other Gentile Protestant Reformers, is only fifty percent completed; in particular, a number of the most important doctrines of Biblical/Jewish Christianity are yet to be recovered and their absence from today's Evangelical Church is the principal cause of the endemic and widespread carnality, and stunted spiritual growth that characterize the lives and lifestyle of the overwhelmingly vast majority of born again Christians everywhere in the western world. In this first volume, the author puts forward the view that one of those as yet unretrieved fundamental doctrines is the major key to the Spirit filled life of love, faith and power that is the ultimate goal of both Biblical Christianity and Gentile Evangelical Christianity. That key, he contends, is hidden (in plain view), in the pages of the fourteenth chapter of John's Gospel
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Three Levels of Love for Jesus
Loving Jesus Covenantal Obedience
Gods Four Great Covenants
Calvary Prefigured in Eden
The Covenant with Noah
the Pattern of the Sanctuary
The Pattern of the Temple
Loving Jesus Wifely Obedience
One of Christianitys Greatest Tragedies
Loving JesusBe Warned
The Supremacy and Centrality of Christ
Christ the Central Figure of the Bible
God is I x I x I I
Gods Personal name
Loving Jesus Part II
A Heart Stopping Mind Blowing Reality
Level I John 141518
Obedience Equals Love
Love Me Jesus Your Enemy
Advanced Upper Level Love for Jesus
The Body and Bride of Christ
Marriage the Ultimate purpose of Creation?
Husbandly Love and Wifely Submission
Loving Jesus More and More
The procedure and the Process
Gods Twofold Pathway to Spiritual Growth
Loving Jesus in the Face of Churchless Christianity
Shout to the Lord with a Loud Voice
Walking and talking with jesus
The long Hours in Solitary Places
The Manifested Presence of Jesus Gods Provision for Christian Maturity
A Prophetic Dream for Gods Church
Endquotes I Loving Jesus
Endquotes II The Body and The Bride
Final Word on Loving Jesus
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Page 87 - Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him and make our abode with him.
Page 157 - Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot ? God forbid.
Page 44 - I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
Page 84 - Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Page 47 - For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that He might have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God ! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out...
Page 43 - Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh : who are Israelites ; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises : whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, Who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
Page 44 - ... that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Page 46 - And so all Israel shall be saved : as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob ; for this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes ; but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers
Page 45 - Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
Page 66 - Moses in the cloud and in the sea ; and did all eat the same spiritual meat ; and did all drink the same spiritual drink : for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them : and that Rock was Christ.