A non-Christian guy asks an attractive and virtuous Christian girl out on a date.
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And it will only be a matter of time before the mask falls off and his true motives are revealed. You can live a good life, be religious and even keep the Ten Commandments to the best of your ability and still not be a Christian. Think for a moment of the account of the Rich Young Ruler in the Gospels. What do I still lack? Look how far this earnest young man had gone: He not only heard the commands of God, he kept them. And he had done it since childhood!
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The story concludes with the young man turning his back on the Lord and walking away sadly. And there is no record that he ever came back to Jesus. The outward without the inward is only an empty shell. You can pray, believe in miracles, hear the Gospel and even believe in its truth, and still not be a Christian. You can live an exemplary life, be religious and keep the commandments of God from earliest memory and still not be a Christian.
You can be in church with other believers, hear the same message, receive communion, and even believe that Jesus is coming back—and still not be a Christian. The real question before us is one that man has been asking for years. The Bible says that even the demons from hell believe, and tremble at what they know very well to be true James Here are the essential elements of the Good News that we must believe and receive to become a born-again child of God:. The Bible says that prior to coming to faith, we are dead in our trespasses and sins Ephesians This phrase came to represent missing or falling short of any goal, standard or purpose.
No human being in his or her own strength has hit that mark. More than simply being sorry, it is a word of action. Many people feel remorse for their sin but never truly repent. Remorse is being sorry; repentance is being sorry enough to stop.
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In the story of the Prodigal Son, the young man knew he was wrong. But nothing changed until he acted on that knowledge, crawled out of the pigpen and started down the road toward his father and home. He had a change of mind that resulted in a change of direction. This is because you realize that Jesus Christ is the very Son of God. He is the One who loves you so much that He died on a cross for you 2, years ago to pay the penalty for your sin, and then rose from the dead three days later. You need to believe that, and ask Him into your life. Do it Now! Good intentions are not enough.
Agreeing with what I have said here is not enough. You must admit you are a sinner, repent of that sin, and put your faith in Christ. He could have said it the rest of his life and still remained in the far country, separated from his father and home. But he did more than repeat those words. He acted on them. He got up and started walking.
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Prayer is the breath of the soul. Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend.
It is the very breath of the soul. Without prayer, the spiritual life will perish sooner than from the lack of any other essential. See Matthew and Mark Matthew In what part of it?
This is service and salvation for others, which is very food, and life and exercise. To every Christian listening in, let me say: If you are living for Christ, you are doing more than anything else that you possibly could do to bring men to Him. A missionary in China was telling of Jesus for the first time to a group of people in an inland town.
He used to live here. He lived centuries ago in another land. We knew Him.