I heard an astounding statistic that 72% of church pastors do not believe all of the Bible. They may believe in bits and pieces but they leave other things to their own prospective. DANGER!
2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
In that verse it says “All scripture”, meaning EVERY word was spoken by God. Therefore there is no error in it. I know some people try to debate the fallibility of the Bible because man wrote it but the fact is that the Holy Spirit spoke through the writers. The Word is in black not gray. You either believe all of it or none of it. The Bible also tells us to be careful of being double minded.
James 1:6-8 ESV
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
Many are being deceived and comprising their faith all because they don’t want to give up the desires of their flesh. Have your mind made up to believe in the Holy scriptures and live a sanctified life.
True to fact, reality, sincerity. The opposite of illusion.
Throughout the Bible there is much truth written. According to 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work”. So we know that every single word in the Bible is from God.
In Numbers 23:19 it says “God is not a man, that he should lie, Nor a son of man, that he should repent, has He said, and will not do it? Or has He spoken, and will not make it good? We conclude this, if every word written in the Bible is from God and if God cannot lie and does not change his mind-then the Bible is 100% true.
If you want to know what you were created for-read the Word
If you want to know about the beginning of time- read the Word
If you want to know what the end of the World will be like- read the Word
Read it , study it and meditate on it.
It’s always nice to be prepared, whether it be for hurricanes, snow, tornados, war on our country, for tough decisions, for a change at work, or the death of a loved one. We prepare in hopes of not feeling the full impact of what lies ahead.
Today I’m writing to ask my readers, are you ready? It’s happening whether you believe or not, the truth was foretold centuries ago- Jesus Christ is coming back! Either accept him as the only one who can save you or get ready for satan’s hell to break loose on earth. No matter what-there will come the day of judgement when you will have to declare Jesus’ mighty name. Don’t wait to prepare.
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.-Romans 14:11
Love is absolutely the greatest commandment of the law. In Matthew 22:36-38, a disciple asked Jesus which was the greatest command, and Jesus replied “Love the Lord God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind”. Second to this is to “love your neighbor as you love yourself”.
Now, we have all sorts of Christians or believers out there that will ride one extreme or another. Some try to practice love in a way that does not want to offend people so they allow sin to be overlooked. Then you have the other believer who is a bible-thumper and really comes off as more hateful than loving.
In Ephesians 4:15, believers we are told to “Instead speaking the truth in love , we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ”. Our goal is to imitate the character of Christ that was represented all through the new testament. He never condemned people, and he definitely never condoned sin.
We never have the right to be so hyper critical of anyone because we are all born into sin, however, it is our goal to walk in righteousness by the grace of God. It is important for us to find a graceful way of encouraging people to turn from sin and to walk in God’s redemption. I believe the best thing we can do is give them scripture to read and allow God to speak through it to change the sinners heart.
3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God”. -John 3:3
Simply put, we once lived a life of sin, negligence and disobeyed God. Then comes that glorious day when we are at the end of our rope so we cry out to God and accept Christ as our Savior. With this privilege does come responsibility to make choices that are pleasing unto the Lord. If we are born-again then we are hypothetically born into this world a second time and given another shot in doing things the right (God’s) way. Let’s not take advantage of his grace but try to glorify him in all that we do. He’s worth it!