Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Belief requires more than just lip service…It requires ACTION!

Every year during football season television crews scans the crowd and almost every time you will see the most famous scripture passage in the New Testament, “John 3.16,” but have you ever wondered what John 3.16 meant?

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3.16) But the Gospel continues, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3.17-18)

The question of the day is, “Are you saved, or are you condemned?” Most would answer, “YES, I am saved!” In fact each of us (or our Godparents on our behalf) did at some point say we believe. But as time passes our belief becomes our condemnation because we do not LIVE as if we believe.

The Gospel explains, “This is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (John 3.19) Evil is nothing fancy; it is nothing more than not doing the will of God. God is Good….not living as God desires is evil.

Spend a few moments and ask yourself, “Do I believe in God? Do I REALLY believe in Him as Lord and King? Do I allow His will to govern my life?” If the answer to these questions is anything other than YES, please consider scheduling a confession and rededicating your life to Jesus Christ. Belief requires more than just lip service…It requires ACTION!

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