Because I said so....

God has opened many wonderful doors for me in the past years... I am so thankful for each and every one of those doors. One huge door was being able to start Bible College last year. It has opened my eyes up to so many things about my relationship with God and how to truly see him. Last night I started my second Theology class and wow was it amazing. We talked about basic things just to get the class rolling, you know like what is theology and what is doctrine...basic stuff. Then as we got deeper into the night some great things started to unfold and one statement was made that changed the way I looked at salvation....I mean it changed it deeply!

"How can you love someone you don't know?"

That statement alone amazed me... In today's Christian society if you ask someone what it is to be saved they will answer you, "To love Jesus with all your heart, that's what being saved is". Some may say "to believe that Jesus died and rose again", "If you just believe and love". Is it not more than that...As Christians we have made it easy to live our lives they way we want to, and hold on to certain threads of doctrine to get us by... Is it enough?
John 14:6 says - I am the way, the truth, and the life. no man comes to the father but by me. So we understand that Jesus is definitely the only way to Heaven. That's no problem. However have we taken the time to get to know who Jesus is... Or do we just say that we love him because that is what it calls for in our faith...

I would like to say that I am sorry if I am being a bit harsh...however I want people to understand what it really mean to have Salvation!

I know that their are some weirdos in the world that like to spit that "L" word out as soon as they start dating...Why because everyone wants to be loved... However most people like to take it slow. They wanna get to know the person before the take the step to say "I love you". Why? Because it is important to you to know who you are loving. Right? You don't wann get your heart broke. They thing is Jesus will not break your heart! He has taken the time to get to know you! He know the number of hairs on your head.

Have you taken the time in your faith in Christ to get to know Him so that when you say you LOVE him you know what you are talking about? If you think about this hard enough you will understand that being a Christian is more than just showing up at church on Sundays and walking the walk or talking the talk. It's about knowing that you are nothing without Him...My wife tells me all the time that she wouldn't know what to do with out me and I feel the same about her.... That is what our salvation should be based upon...That without Christ we are nothing and that we depend on him for everything.

There is gonna come a day when it is not so easy to be a Christian....( the Bible says so ) We are gonna have to be firm in our LOVE and BELIEF in order to survive the persecutions that are coming. When someone argues with us and asks us why we are a Christian and what proof do we have, the answer can't be "because I said so" or "because the bible says so". You need to research, study and have an answer that will make the person asking "think"! I can tell you every little thing about my wife because I love her.... Can we tell people every little thing about Jesus.....We say we LOVE him!

May God Bless You Richly



JimOdium said...

Solid dude! ... Solid

Mary said...

Awesome I totally loved this post!!!! Your right when you LOVE someone you know them in and out and everything inbetween. When we say we LOVE Jesus we need to know Him! Great post! Made me smile! Oh, and I know everything about you too! :)

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