"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
Do You Really Believe? Part 1
“What Separates a Christian from the Rest of the World?”
I am growing concerned with the fact that many people that sit in the church on Sundays are not saved from the terrorizing Lake of Fire. These are people that perhaps repeated what is commonly known among evangelicals as the “sinner’s prayer;” nevertheless, it was all an illusion, a lie, an incorrect interpretation of what true salvation is. Many people call themselves Christians, some are even baptized, but they were never born again. They remained in their pitiful lifestyles, refusing change.
Beloved, it is impossible to be a Christian without first being born again. For some, this is common sense, but after working as a Chaplain and Counselor in a Christian Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program and after doing one-on-one Biblical Advise Sessions with so called, Christians; I am finding out that they don’t even understand the basic doctrine of salvation. They are Deacons, Youth Pastors; they work with the kids in the church, are Elders and some are even Senior Pastors. I grieve at Mega Churches and their “cheese-ball” Pastors such as Joel Austin with sugar-coated messages that simply add to the confusion. Watch this Video of an Interview Pastor Austin had with Larry King live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwL1DThtxYg The Bible clearly tells us inGalatians 1:8
“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!”
It is not really a surprise that the enemy is introducing other gospels; after all, he is the father of all lies. However, we as Christians must clearly understand salvation. Without such basic understanding, not only are we going straight to hell, but chaos will exist here in earth. We will literally live fruitless lives. Mathew 7:16 explains:
“By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?”