Tuesday, November 24, 2009
“Pseudo [False] Christians – 401” [4/4] Blog.
Do you know about “Counterfeit Money”…? The Secret Service, is that enforcement branch of the government deals with that problem. Even with the new currency and all its safeguards, the counterfeit money is still in circulation. Water marks, security strips and the like… do not dissuade the counterfeiters. So today, Churches are a numerous as the counterfeiters and ‘many’ of them promise a false hope… “Gilded over with Lies”… about God and His Word.
God, the God of the Bible… has given us His Word, so that we might learn and know “His Truth”. Many of those that attend Church… do so as a part of our culture, hence the term ‘Cultural Christians’. Many attend Easter and Christmas services but seldom attend Church at any other time. If your mate only, came to see you… twice a year… would they ‘really’ be your ‘mate?’
(1Peter 3:12) For = the eyes = of the Lord = are on = the righteous, = and = His ears = open = to their prayers. = But = the Lord's face = is against those = who = do evil.
Many ‘only’ give a mental ascent… to God. They have nothing to do with Him, unless they are in ‘Trouble’. When they are told, that they have cancer or if one of their children is in danger of death, they will then… and only then, acknowledge God. They do not pray themselves… but ask those that do… to pray for their situation. As a veteran I have heard… foxhole conversions… and have seen the fruit they produce. Few ‘ever’ keep their words to God, when the trouble is over and things are back on track.
(John 10:16) And = I [Jesus] = have = other sheep = who = are not of this fold. = I = must also = lead those, = and = they = shall hear My voice, = and = there shall be = one flock, = one Shepherd.
(Matthew 11:28) Come = to Me [Jesus] = all ‘You’ = who labor = and = are heavy laden, = and = I = will give you = rest.
Who am I… to speak such things to you? Who made me… my brothers’ keeper? Who gave me the ‘authority’ to even speak such things, showing what is and ‘what is not’… “True Christianity?” It is my Father God, the God of the Bible who told His children to… tell ‘others’ about… what He has provided for “All Mankind!” “Well, I already believe in God… what more do I need…?” “Besides… I already said I was a Christian…!” Perhaps, but a Real Biblical Christian…?
(Hebrews 9:27) And = as it is = appointed = to men = once to die, = but = after this = the judgment,
Ok, so you ‘Say’… that you are a Christian, are you ready to… “Stand before God Now?” If you are ‘not’ now… ‘this very minute’… ready to stand before God, “To be Judged”… are you sure that You… Really ‘ARE’, a Bible Christian? None of us… yes no own knows ‘just when’ our death will take place. Most expect to live into old age and then ‘pass away’. Few even use the term… “Then Die!” Perhaps using the term ‘pass away’… will help you avoid the terror you feel…?
(Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let = “US” = hear the conclusion = of the = ‘whole matter’. = Fear God, = and = ‘keep’ = His commandments. = For this is = the whole duty = of man.
(Eccl 12:14) For = God = shall bring = every work = into judgment, = with = every secret thing, = whether it is good, = or = whether evil.
So do you… “Still Say” that ‘You’… are a “Christian”…? If you are ‘not ready’ to stand before Him and have Him… “Judge You”… perhaps you might want to “Rethink… what being a Christian… Really Means?” Besides all that… do you know what God will use to… “Judge You?” It is His Word… as Christ Jesus said in… “John 12:44-to-50”! Well, I often speak about God and… I attend Church and… I give to the Church and… I am ‘OK’ to my fellow man [except you know who]. Is that enough good… to get ‘ME’… into heaven? Absolutely Not!
(Hebrews 2:15) and = might free = those = who were slaves [to sin] = all their lives = because = they were terrified = by death.
(Romans 6:16) Do you = not know = that to whom = you = yield yourselves as slaves = for obedience, = you are slaves = to him whom = you obey; = whether = it is of sin = to death, = or = of obedience = to righteousness.
I like attending funerals. It is the one time, people are open ‘to hear about’… Eternal Life, through the finished work of “Christ Jesus, the Messiah”. When faced with the death of another, especially someone that they have known… they at least have ‘some’ introspection… into their own lives. When else, except at a funeral… do we come to the fact of… “Life & Death?” May I simply ask you… “Are you, ‘this very moment’… ready to stand before God… and have your life Judged?” If you cannot say… “Yes Affirmatively”… then perhaps ‘now’ is the time to “Question” what you mean when ‘you’ say… “Yes, I am a Christian”.
(2Corinthains 10:12) We would = not dare = put ourselves = in the same class with = or = compare ourselves = to those = who recommend themselves. = When they = measure = themselves by themselves = and = compare themselves = to themselves, = they show = how foolish = they are.
About now… you may be thinking of ‘some’ your friends, who say they are Christians… and who are really ‘not’. Our human minds always tries to ‘justify’ ourselves… by ‘comparing ourselves’… with someone we know. Simply compare yourself with what God has said in His Word. How ‘then’, do you compare? Can you simply admit… that even though you thought you were a Christian… that you fall short of God’s Word? That is the first step… to becoming a “Real Christian.”
(Romans 5:12) Therefore, = just as = sin = entered the world = through one man [Adam], = and = death through sin, = so = death spread = to everyone, = because = “All” = have sinned.
That seems to put us all… in the same ‘Boat’ and it is sinking. When you come to the ‘realization’ that… “You, by your Actions”… have violated the Law of God… that is the beginning. Only sinners… need a Savior, Christ Jesus, of which ‘all’ humans are. God in His Love and Mercy… did not send Christ Jesus… so that you could claim a ‘religion!’ No, not that you could claim some ‘Denomination!’ But that you could… by faith in God’s work of Salvation… trust Christ Jesus… as the payment to God… for all your “Sin/Sins”… Past, Present and Future!
(Romans 5:8) But = God = demonstrates = His love = for us = by the fact = that = Christ died = for ‘us’ = while = we were = still sinners.
(Romans 4:25) [Jesus] Who = was delivered = because of = our offenses = and = was raised = for = our justification.
In simple English… “Jesus paid it All!” When we come to God, as sinners, and trust in the … “Finished Work of Redemption”… by ‘Christ Jesus’… that and ‘only’ that… makes us a “True Bible Christian”. No Church membership or Church Denomination… can bring this about. When you believe in God… just as the Scriptures say [John 7:38-39]… God sends His Holy Spirit… to abide with our human spirit…. “Till the Redemption of our Human Bodies” His Holy Spirit… makes us, as the Bible says… “Born Again = born from Above!”
(Ephesians 1:7-to-14) In = Him [Christ Jesus] = we have = redemption = through = His blood, = the forgiveness of sins, = according to the riches = of = His grace,
(Eph 1:8) which = He = caused to abound = toward us = in all wisdom = and = understanding;
(Eph 1:9) having = made known = to ‘us’ = the mystery = of His will, = according to = His = good pleasure = which He = purposed = in Himself,
(Eph 1:10) for = an administration = of the fullness of times, = to head up = all things = in Christ, = both = the things in Heaven, = and = the things on earth, = even in Him,
(Eph 1:11) in Whom = also = we have been chosen = to an inheritance, = being predestinated = according to = the purpose = of Him = Who works = all things = according to = the counsel of = His own will,
(Eph 1:12) for ‘us’ = to be = to the praise = of His glory, = “who” = previously had trusted = in Christ;
(Eph 1:13) in Whom = also you, = “hearing” = the Word of Truth, = the gospel of our salvation, = in Whom = also ‘believing’, = ‘you’ = were sealed with = the Holy Spirit = of promise,
(Eph 1:14) Who = is the earnest [down payment] = of our inheritance, = to the redemption = of [us] = the purchased possession, = to the praise = of His glory.
About now… if your heart is open to God and to His Word… you are wondering where you are to go or what you are to do… now? All this time you simply thought was that all you have to do is to give… a ‘mental’ assent to God… and that made you a Christian. Well, it did ‘Not!’ God wants your heart… as that is where His Holy Spirit will live and lead you. What can you do… now? Perhaps this simple prayer…?
Father God… up to this point… I believed that I was good enough on my own. You in Your Word, The Bible… tells me that I have violated… Your Law and Your Word. I know now that I am a helpless sinner and I cannot save myself. The very best I know how… I am trusting in the Finished Work of Christ Jesus, the Messiah. I yield myself willing to You and to Your Word. I believe that Christ Jesus… died in my place… for my “Sin/Sins.” Make me Your child… lead and teach me Your Word, I ask this in Jesus Name and for Your Glory, Amen & Amen…!
(Romans 10:9-to-13) Because = if = “you” = confess the Lord Jesus, = and = believe = in your heart = that God = has raised Him [Jesus] = from the dead, = “you” = shall = be saved.
(Rom 10:10) For = with the heart = ‘one’ = believes unto righteousness, = and = with the mouth = one confesses = unto salvation.
(Rom 10:11) For = the Scripture says, = "Everyone = believing on Him = shall not = be put to shame."
(Rom 10:12) For = there is no difference = both of Jew = and = of Gentile, = for = the same Lord = over all = is rich = to all = who call = on Him.
(Rom 10:13) For everyone, = "whoever = shall call = on the name of the Lord = will be saved."
Thank you for Your “EAR!” Roger //Email// email@example.com
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