Apr 10, 2010

John 6:27 - William Odling

"...meat which endureth unto everlasting life." - John 6:27

Christ invited them to the marriage feast or gospel dispensation, to attend his preaching and ordinances, and listen to, and believe in, the way of salvation which he taught; and wait upon God in the means which he had appointed, and legally believe in him, as being the "meat which endureth unto everlasting life." Not that he called upon them to make their spiritual peace with God; a thing impossible to be done by them, and contrary to the gospel, and dishonourable to Christ, the peacemaker; but an external invitation, and call, to believe in him legally, and mentally feed on him, and not deceive themselves. And as they were mentally living upon perishing food, (or errors) as before described; so they might have fed on Christ, and his doctrine, in the same way ; by having as strong a natural belief, or legal faith in Christ, (which was their duty) as they had in their erroneous traditions and precepts of men, and self-righteousness; whereby they transgressed the commandments of God. Therefore Christ advised them to "labour," to get consistent and scriptural views of him, whereby they might be persuaded that he, and his doctrine, was the only meat worth feeding their minds with; even that " meat which endureth unto everlasting life ;" " which (said he) the Son of Man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed."

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