One single solitary verse.....
Nobody can ''beleive'' unless God reveals.Should we follow the commandments of Christ or just believe that He died for us?
Yes. But understand that the first commandment is to love God above all else.
Joy, a Christian who lays their life down will be thrown out if for a season they do not ''perform''. You are speaking to a parable that has nothing to do with Christianity. It is speaking to a worker not a family member. A Jew perhaps, not a Christian. A Christian can read this and grasp why Jesus would say that. It speaks to Him wanting true dedication. Which is what Christianity is all about. Don't mix law and grace BAC.Luke 13:9; and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.'"
God will help us, water us, fertilize us, give us talents.... but eventually He will come back looking for increase.
Those who have nothing to show will be told "throw that wicked and lazy servant out" (to the outer darkness). The trees that refuse to bear fruit will be cut down.
True but fruits are determined by God not by man!Placing our faith in Christ comes First. Then will come our heart's desire To obey God's Word.
Our 'good works' will Not save us. The shed blood of Christ has taken care of Everything for our salvation. We need to acknowledge our personal need For salvation -- accept God's gift Of salvation made possible by Jesus Christ's death, burial and bodily resurrection And Then we will Want to do God's will in our lives. We might not like some of the guidelines God has given us in His Word, but they won't cease to be there just because we don't like them. For instance, if a person has been on the verge of divorcing his / her spouse and then accepts Christ as Savior, that person will be convicted to change their plans. The person who's had a friend / on the side / will be convicted that That activity is Wrong and will need to end that side friendship. There was a situation years ago where a man decided to leave his wife -- they both went to the same Big church. They both stayed in the church and sat on opposite sides of the auditorium. The husband brought his girlfriend to church with him. The girlfriend accepted Christ and realized it was wrong to be with the guy and she left him.
There Is the verse that says -- by their fruits we shall know them. When a person accepts Christ as personal Savior, the Holy Spirit comes immediately to indwell them. Those fruits of the indwelling Of will be observed by others. Their attitudes - actions.
Do you have scripture for this?
How do you 'place' your faith in Christ? How does that come before a hearts desire to obey? Not sure if you wrote your thoughts down right.
It has nothing to do with Christianity, except it was Christ who those parables. It has everything to do with Christianity.Joy, a Christian who lays their life down will be thrown out if for a season they do not ''perform''. You are speaking to a parable that has nothing to do with Christianity.
Thanks for explaining.People 'place their faith' in lots of things other than in Christ / the sufficiency of the cross. Does a person 'place their faith' in church membership or another religious belief system? There is no other name given under heaven by which a person is saved. That's paraphrased Scripture.
I put my faith in the fact that the blood that Jesus Christ shed on the cross and that He rose again from the dead is all that's needed for my salvation to take place. I believe it in my heart and then confession made unto salvation. That's found in Romans 10.
And, yes, my thoughts Are written down correctly.