Call yourself a christian or are you a christian?
Posted by ad1989
February 14, 01:53PM
I recently accepted Jesus into my heart. I have been reading the bible, I have started to apply it to the way I live.
(Luke 9:23)Then he said to them all, ''if anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily, and follow me''
When is the last time you denied your flesh, your wants and put Jesus before yourself. How many christians just go to church on a sunday but the rest of the week have no relationship with God, they have no prayer life, just focusing on the material things of this world, doing what they want to do just for that moment of pleasure.
(2 Timothy 3:1-5) But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers withouth self control, brutal despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power..
Is this not how the world is living right now, even some christians are partaking in this lifystlye of sexual immorality, drug use, more concerned with how much money they have and how much more they want. Living homosexual lifstlyles. Some churches are preaching a watered down, liberal gospel so as to not offend people, this is not the gospel of Jesus Christ.
(Genesis 1:27-28) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them, then God blessed them, and God said to them, ''Be fruitful and multiply...''
This is why homosexuality is a sin, It is against the will of God, He created us male and female to procreate in marriage.
I am not hating on gay people, just showing how it is against the will of God. The devil is deceiving the world, distorting God's creation.
(1 corinthians 6:18) Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
This includes fornication, sex is to be between a man and his wife.
(1 corinthians 7:1-2) It is good for a man not to touch a women. Nevertheless because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife and let each woman have her own husband.
If you want to make it to heaven then you need to start living as a true follower of Jesus. Stop living the way the world says is ok to live. Start living how Jesus tells us to live.
(Matthew 7:13-14) Enter by the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life and there are few who find it.
(john 14:6) Jesus said to him, ''I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the father except through me.
(Hosea 4:6) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
If you want to survive in these days, you need to arm yourself with that knowledge, which is the word of God, you need to be reading your bible and praying. Otherwise this world will deceive you.
(Ephesians 6:10) Finally my bretheren be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand, stand therefore having girded your waist in truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preperation of the gospel of peace, above all taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit..
(Matthew 4:4) ''It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
If you are a christian, and you believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, and rose again three days later, is seated at the right hand of the Father, then you need to ask jesus to forgive you of your sins and repent.
Repent means to turn away from your old sins and start walking with God.
(acts 3 :19) Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
We all fall short of the glory of God, I ask Jesus to forgive me everyday for things i have done wrong, none of us are perfect. only Jesus.
If you want to except Jesus into your heart then just pray
Dear Lord, I know that I am a sinner, I ask you to forgive me for all my sins, I believe in my heart and confess with mouth that Jesus is the son of the living God, that he died on the cross for my sins and on the third day he rose again.
I invite you to come into my heart and life, I want to trust and follow you as my Lord and saviour.
In Jesus name Amen.