2 People Exploring.
You have two people standing in front of you, you can walk up to both people shake their hands, hugs them and, they are to real people on the outside.
The only difference between these two people is one is a natural man and the other is a true Christian.
Time to define Christian. People think because they are born in a Christian home or that they were baptized or because they go to church they are a Christian. The Scriptures never say that makes you a Christian, it’s just not there. A real Christian is someone who has repented of their sin to God Almighty, believed Jesus Christ came into the world, shed his blood to pay for mankind’s sin, was buried in the grave and rose again from the dead and is alive today. A real Christian asks the Lord Jesus Christ to come into their heart and save them. then the Holy Spirit changes them and they live a life for God bringing honor and glory to the Lord Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit working in them – meaning their works change.
Nowhere in the scriptures does it say, say this prayer and you will be saved. the Scriptures are clear you have to believe in your heart first and then you confess with your mouth. Acts 16:31 Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. That is why Romans 10:8-10 say you must believe in your heart first and then confess with your mouth.
What are you to believe – that Jesus Christ shed his blood on the cross to pay our sin debt, that he was buried and rose from the dead. See 1 Corinthians chapter 15.
So believing in your heart makes you righteous and confessing it with your mouth saves you. So what happens then? God performs a circumcision on you Colossians 2:11. He circumcised your heart and your spirit. And this shows we are more than just a body but we have a spirit too. Now we explore 3 in 1 in our next post.
1 Cor. 15:52 #KJV