If you believe, then it is a certainty that you are ALIVE! Not because of your belief but by the sovereign grace of God!
Jesus died for all your sins including the sin of doubt and unbelief. Ask your Heavenly Father for help with your doubts. He stands ready to bless you all good things!
The gospel is how we come to discover and understand what God has done for us. It sets us free to love God out of pure thankfulness and not fear of condemnation!
Gospel faith is dependent upon the presence of the "measure of faith" given in the new birth. But the faith given in the new birth is independent of our expressions of gospel faith.
What if someone were to judge us at our lowest point? Let us make sure we offer them the same charity we would expect from them.
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.John 3:36 If you were in a room with about fifty fellow believers and a man entered the room waving an automatic weapon around, what would your reaction … Continue reading What Does Belief Look Like?
A person who truly does believe that "God is true," will have more peace, joy, and liberty in his earthly life.
Before we are born again, we are only natural creatures operating with natural understanding. We cannot understand spiritual things.
And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. – Luke 1:50 Fear does not cause God to have mercy. Fear of the Lord is the evidence of the hand of mercy upon a person. When Jonah ran from his duty to preach to Ninevah, he boarded a ship to get away. The … Continue reading Which Came First, Mercy or Fear?
And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. Luke 1:45 One of the definitions of blessed is happiness or joy. But what is true joy? Is it laughing at a funny movie or cheering at a baseball game? Is it being the … Continue reading The Blessing of Belief