Faith alone is a problem


There are many out there that say things like: “I believe in God,” “I have accepted Jesus as my Savior” or “I know I am going to heaven.”
These are all statements of faith. A belief in the one and only God, the Creator of the Universe.
This is fine. I myself have said the first two. The last one I feel even though it is in my control to help achieve this goal is not up to me if I do or do not. To me that is up to Jesus to determine.
Now you may ask why I make such a statement if I have faith and belief in God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.
That is why I am writing this post. So you can come to understand why I have said this.
Living in the belief and faith of God, Jesus and the Bible, yet living one’s life concerned with celebrities, gossip, sports, cars, clothing, material possession and money, is living in hypocrisy.
Jesus Christ sates clearly that the most important commandment is to love God with all our heart, mind and soul. If you think more, care more and discuss more the list above then you are disobeying the greatest of commandment as stated by the Son of God.
“But I believe in God!!” you shout out.
Ok, fine. I hear you, but it is not me you need to be discussing this with, but God.
All I have stated is what the Bible states.
Those who care more for worldly possessions and items, than God, worship those things as their gods. Those things that are taught by the Bible that will decay, rust and be eaten by moths are nothing. They are temporal. They have nothing to do with eternity. They have nothing to do with Jesus. They have nothing to do with God.
Living with God at the core of your existence you realize that material objects, the immature behavior or those that have no idea of what is required to seek after God. All in this life is fleeting and of no consequence.
What is of importance is to honor God. To live a life that centers about God and the knowledge and wisdom that we gain from fully reading and coming to understand the Bible.
This life we now live requires that we show by example our belief and faith in God by living a righteous and honorable life. These are works.
Faith alone is dead and those that live only with faith are also dead to God.
Only through faith and works can we seek to achieve entrance into the eternal life that is to come.
This measly life of a few years cannot even come close to matching in magnitude that an eternity is like as we serve God throughout all of His creation.
James 2:14 – What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? 17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. 18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” 19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless? 21 Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” He was even called the friend of God. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone. 25 Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. 26 Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.

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