Trust in God’s promises comes to light in obedience to his commands… It is therefore a contradiction in terms to say that we acknowledge Christ’s rule in our lives if we do not submit to his word… There is no distinction in the Bible between knowing God or Jesus as our “Savior” and knowing him as our “Lord.”  Saving faith always expresses itself in obedience (James 2:21-24). 

Hafermann, Scott, The God of Promise and the Life of Faith. Crossway Books, 2001, p. 99.

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