Tuesday, November 17, 2015
TWO TOUGH QUESTIONS FOR CHRISTIANS TO ANSWER
At this point you may be wondering what could those questions be? In the first place Christians don’t want to be asked these questions for one is upsetting and the other requires a lot of Introspection. So let’s get on with this supposition.
Number one; Are you willing to die for your faith? This presupposes that if you deny Christ you will live. (Live for now - -until you die.)
To choose to be a martyr instead of living is a serious decision and it would do every Christian well to reinforce themselves with the Scriptures that build into them the understanding that there is no life without Christ. Seek out the promises of GOD pertaining to the afterlife in the presence of the Almighty.
Jude 1:20-21 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, and keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
A key component of building yourself up is; “praying in the Holy Spirit.” This is to be a daily practice.
Number two; Are you willing to live for Christ, walking in the light as he is in the light?
2 Corinthians 5:15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.
This means not cutting yourself any slack, and living up to the commandments instead of ‘missing the mark.’ Being forgiven isn’t a pass to do as you please. This question isn’t a yes or no question but the answer is in how you go about your daily life. Your life - - the totality of your being is on display before GOD and the world. Are your answers satisfactory to you? More importantly, are they satisfactory to GOD.
Well I told you Christians you may not be asked these questions but in retrospect perhaps they are important to our Christian walk.