Many people today have reduced faith to the point where it is a one-time transaction wherein a person prays the sinner’s prayer, stops going to bars, and starts going to church. Before this event, the person was considered an unbeliever. After this, the person is considered a believer. This is a cheapening of the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
In this cheapened faith, a person is actually putting his trust in people and not in God. The people he’s trusting are the self-described “people of God” with whom he is going to church. The person is assuming that association with these supposed “people of God” is association with God. Association with God is achieved not by associating with people but rather by associating with God. It’s just this simple, yet people are missing this point all the time.
True faith is an attitude, a way of thinking. True faith is a conviction we have before God (Romans 14:22-23) and tolerates no doubt. Did you “accept” Jesus as your Lord and Savior 20 years ago? If so, good! But are you believing Him today for the life you are living today?
You do not become a believer by calling yourself a believer. You become a believer by believing…and by continuing to believe. You need no one to approve your faith except God Himself. If your faith in Him is alive, He will know it!
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible.