January 02, 2009 at 9:26am
Man you just mention the Bible ... you guys are getting a little out of control huh? Just kidding, that's why people can't discuss religion, because of all the emotion involved, but read on ...
Call Phil Robertson and have him read what I wrote ... he will agree, i have heard him preach.
But to answer one by one ...
wdkerek - read Matthew 7 or how about Matthew 18 and 100 other places in the bible where Jesus judged and will judge.
Jeremy Waltrip - I probably know your great grandpa and your great uncle and I believe I met you in prairieville, great preachers preach truth in love regardless of what people think. Great preachers preach to please God and not man, great preachers don't think they are great but that their God is great.
chassingtail101 - i am a preacher, and no stickers on my truck. You are a believer, Jesus said if you believe, keep the commandments. How are you doing?
LuckMan - you are right you don't have to DO anything to get into heaven, if fact you can't DO anything ... Jesus said "a man must be born again to enter into the kingdom of heaven" Lucky i am not in anyway saying you are NOT saved, but if you think a belief that has no action with it is saving faith then you are mistaken. Jesus' brother James said faith without works is dead faith. If we believe but our belief is not the kind of belief that motivates us into action (good works, righteous and holy living) for God then it is dead faith.
You don't have to: go to church, be baptized, take communion, share your faith, keep the commandments, love God, love your neighbor to get into heaven ... you must surrender ALL TO JESUS AS LORD AND SAVIOR, GIVE UP, GIVE YOUR LIFE TO HIM AND HIM ALONE ... TURN FROM YOUR SINS AND TRUST IN CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR. Jesus said REPENT AND BELIEVE. Not just believe.
But listen when someone is a Christian, a "new creature in Christ" HE WILL WANT TO DO THESE THINGS. Read 1st John it is all about examining your faith to see if it is saving faith or just a meaningless belief.
I am sure glad that you guys all have an interest in this and hope that you will take it seriously ... anybody who wants to know more about the bible or just wants to make a duck hunt together let me know.
And man quit being so hard on a brother.
God bless and happy new year.