5 easy ways to tell if your faith is genuine

This is a Throwback Thursday post and the last thing you will see from me until after July 15th.

Awesome stuff coming up from fellow bloggers over the next two weeks, enjoy, and God bless ๐Ÿ™‚

James

P.S. I’ll be checking the blog off and on but won’t be moderating or replying to comments much while I’m away.

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1. What place does my faith in Christ hold in my heart?

It is not enough that your beliefs are merely in your head and expressed by your words or feelings. If your faith is real, it must possess your heart. That is, your faith will dramatically affect your desires, your interests, and the decisions you make. Genuine faith will satisfy the deepest desires of your soul.

2. How do I really view sin?

If your faith is genuine, you will be repulsed by the sinfulness of sin. You will view sin as something that God truly hates, and something which renders people guilty and condemned before Him because He is holy.

You will view all sin, even the seemingly small sins, as something deserving of Godโ€™s judgment. You will see sin as the root cause of all sorrow and unhappiness, strife and wars, quarrels and fighting, and sickness and death.

Above all, you will understand that sin is the thing which ruins people eternally, holds us captive, and destroys our happiness โ€”unless we can find someone outside of ourselves to rescue us from it.

3. What are my true feelings about Jesus Christ?

Manyprofessing Christians believe that Christ existed as a great person and teacher and may even view Him as the savior. They may belong to and be active in church, but their intellectual belief never radically transforms their daily life in a deeply personal way.

True faith causes a person to fully embrace Christ as their personal Redeemer, Deliverer, Priest, and Friend โ€” without whom they would have no hope at all.

The true believer trusts, loves, and delights in the Lord Jesus Christ. They view Christ as their only mediator, and means of forgiveness and spiritual happiness. Genuine believers find that Jesus Christ is the only source of true peace and comfort for their soul.

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11 replies

  1. It is putting it in action that determines reality!

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  2. That was really good. Thanks for posting it.

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  3. A good, honest list with which we can gauge our placement of Christ in our lives!

    Steven

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  4. Reblogged this on Simple Praise 2020 and commented:
    A good checklist for us to consider…

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  5. Okay, I’ll play.

    1. Faith? None whatsoever. As Twain so aptly said: Faith is believing in something you know ain’t true
    2. Sin is a religious concept devised to induce fear and often self loathing.
    3.True feeling about the biblical character Jesus of Nazareth? Simple. The character is a narrative construct. There is absolutely no evidence to support any claim made about him.

    How did I do? I passed , right?

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