Thursday, April 29, 2010

Theology Thursday

thanks to my dear husband for today's Theology Thursday. love you babe!

Belief is not enough
Jas 2:19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe--and shudder! (James 2:19)

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?--unless indeed you fail to meet the test! (2 Corinthians 13:5)

The demons know and understand God better than you do and they are afraid. They know what will become of them. They will not and cannot be in the Kingdom of God. Just a mere belief in Christ is not enough. You must be born again (John 3:3), through repentance and faith (Mark 1:15), unto a living hope (1 Peter 1:3) that manifests itself through works (James 2:17). Test yourself in light of scripture and be sure (2 Corinthians 13:5). You are not saved by your works, but by the grace of God (Ephesians 2:8), and your faith will produce goods works. (Eph 2:10)

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