A TRUE CHRISTIAN OR FAUX? – YOU DECIDE
A series of posts from 8/30/2021 to 12/31/2021.
PREREQUISITE ON THE SUBJECT
I have a special tenderness toward people who do not oppose Christianity outright, yet are not experiencing the joy that true Christians have. I carry an obligation to present the Gospel Truth in a forthright, organized way that readers may make an informed choice to move ahead in Christianity or regress into denying it altogether.
“There are many matters concerning which total ignorance and complete indifference are neither tragic nor fatal….few…can explain all the processes by which a brown cow eats green grass and gives white milk…some matters, however, concerning which ignorance and indifference are both tragic and fatal…..One must not make the assumption lightly that he or she is a true Christian. A false conclusion at this point is tragic and fatal” Albert N. Martin (ref#221, p3).
These blog posts are to urge all of us to continue our pursuit of CHRIST’s fellowship. To stop or to go backwards is to our peril.
The thief on the cross had only to believe to gain eternal life. But we who live on this earth day after day need to add effort to make our eternal life sure (Phil 3:12,13).
“…’Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man….The one who conquers will have this heritage…But as for the cowardly, the faithless…their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire…” (Rev 21:3,7-8 ESV).
In all seven churches JESUS speaks to in the book of Revelation, He ends by saying, “to the one who conquers” (Rev 2:7,11,17,26; 3:5,12,21). Blessings go to the one who conquers. Being a Christian is work.
It is human nature to arrive at a place of comfort and attempt to maintain it. We do this with our Christian faith. It is a kind of treading water. But we cannot keep ourselves afloat forever by treading water. Eventually we sink or have to swim. It is “tragic and fatal” if we convince ourselves that we are okay with GOD and fail to swim ahead with Him.