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by Benjamin Munsell on February 12, 2018
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And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-8. (Please read carefully). Adam and Eve did have all these attributes, and they did have A Very Fruitful Knowledge of God Himself. That Knowledge was so extensive that God Himself walked with them in the Garden of Eden in the cool of the evening. They had all that One on one Knowledge and Relationship with God Almighty, right from the start. Even having been made Perfect in the Lord, the Lord still gave them Free Choice to obey Him, or not Obey Him. This is even before Satan showed up, they had Free Choice WITH a Perfect Heart towards God. In all the world, they only had One Commandment to follow, and that was do/don't eat from that one tree. Their Heart didn't have a big Flaw in it, IT HAD A CHOICE TO MAKE with real consequences no matter which way they chose to go. NOW Satan enters the scene and offers up bad advice, he OFFERS bad advice, he didn't MAKE them do anything. This is Key to understanding Obedience. The 12 disciples were not Perfect, BUT THEY KNEW JESUS more intimately than anyone. Satan got to Judas, and almost to Peter. Even so with Jesus standing right in front of them, they still had FREE CHOICE to decide which way to go. Satan can still only OFFER disobedience, WE STILL HAVE TO CHOOSE WHICH WAY TO GO. Choice, is a Heart Attitude we all get to make. NO ONE can say, "The devil made me do it", no one. Whether you're a brand new lamb, or a Senior Sheep, you will ALWAYS have Free Choice to Follow Christ, or not, in all Decisions, all day long. Let Christ Cleanse and Purify your Heart, that you may Obey continually, and, Be Blessed.
 
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