Growing up in an Alliance church setting, catechisms (like hymns), were old hat, so I didn't ever hear of them. The only knowledge I had about them was from the disdain my mother had for The Catechism of the Catholic Church. My wife also had a distaste for the liturgical monotony of her Lutheran past,
Who were the Puritans? They were heavenly minded, and thus, earthly good.
If we thought life's about us then we missed the point, we've been bought by Him whom the Lord did anoint.
The ancient wisdom. Salvation. You.
The Apostle John received something from the Lord Jesus that he shares with Christians in his first epistle. We are little children. John may be, in a sense, a sort of spiritual father to the church. This tenderness for the flock in his care is what he learned from God, and John shares it with the children of God.
It's not going to end well for them.
— 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 "Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire."
In Galatians Paul constantly puts circumcision with law: the side of the present evil age Jesus saves us from; the side bound by flesh, slavery, and imprisonment.
Have you ever felt fake? Have you consistently felt like your profession of faith was not genuine? Have you ever examined yourself to see if you're in the faith? Should you maybe consider doing that?