Speaker: Lud Kriamidjian
In order for people to become true followers of God the Father and Jesus Christ they must “count the cost” of discipleship (per Luke 14:25-33). However, long before we humans were created (“before time began”, i.e., before “the beginning” mentioned in John 1:1), two glorious, perfect, and eternal God-Beings voluntarily formulated a masterplan (a compact) that involved the creation of human beings in order to eventually expand Their family. But this would require each of these members of the Godhead to count the cost before they committed to the plan. This message describes some of the ways in which God the Father and Jesus Christ individually counted the cost for us humans before They began the awesome plan of salvation. If They were willing to count the cost for us, it is only fitting and proper that we should also individually “count the cost” for Them.
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