Yet, I will not neglect to export to all of you, by writing what I have learned, in order that I might exhort and encourage you. That is why it is already written: Do not forsake your first conversion at the hands of the apostle Peter, for he will have you ready and willing for the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. Count the cost before you turn back, for you who have been baptized into Christ, have been costars with Him, you are in union with Him. Whatever you do you do through Him, for God all things are profitable, 1 Corinthians 10:23. You have become connected to Him through His own shed blood and became an heir with Him through the cross. Confirm your faith through the fruits of the spirit, James 1:22, Galatians 5:22 and Hebrews 13:15. No one can be made a true follower of Christ unless he is overcomers and has tasted the fruit of the Holy Spirit, Romans 14:17, for we will not have power against the flesh nor against the world, but against the rulers of the world, against the authorities, against the powers of this age, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms, against the wicked ruler of the darkness. The devil, the enemy of our peace, is the prince of destruction, for we are not good in ourselves, 1 Corinthians 2:14 and his only domain is death, for the spirit is stronger than words of death, Galatians 2:17 and he is the father of lies.'
As well, study the epistles of Paul in order to learn from the Savior, His divinely-appointed apostle and most unique and powerful evangelist, in his conversion and divine call, and the giftings he brought to bear in being the instrument of God's saving grace. He was given the glorious mission of reaching out to those individuals who were under the yoke of the law. God was truly pleased with him, and gave him the great exclusive graces listed in Romans 1:5,6, and 7, in order that he might be a light to those who were in darkness, according to his great commission, that is, to preach the gospel to all people, unto the ending of the age d2c66b5586