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Old 05-26-2012, 06:24 PM   #25
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Default Re: A quote on obedience from an Ezzo teaching video

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Originally Posted by Joyanne View Post
I guess I'm confused. I do *not* support Ezzo. But I've taught my children that song and not thought a thing about it. And we did discuss what it meant first. I don't teach them that God doesn't love them if they don't obey. But I do teach them that God says if we love Him we will obey his commandments and the above verse in the other post about 'you are my friends if you keep my commandments'. I tell them that God loves us no matter what, but He wants us to obey Him. I tell them that we will be happiest and most joyful when we are living in the perfect will of God and doing His will. Is this wrong?? I do think that obeying God is a good way to show that we believe in and agree with His commands.

I'm not trying to defend anything, I am truly confused. If anyone wants to enlighten me I'd appreciate it

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Joy
I don't believe I need to teach my children that if they love God they will obey him. I just need to present God's love to them and present God's commands to them. Then when THEY choose to love him, they will obey him on their own.
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