Saturday, August 10, 2013

Because I said So...

(John 14:15) If you love me, keep my commands. 

"How can you love someone you don't know?"

There is a lot of importance to this statement... In today's Christian society if you ask someone what it is to be saved they will answer you, "To love Jesus with all your heart, that's what being saved is". Some may say "to believe that Jesus died and rose again", "If you just believe and love". Is it not more than that...As Christians we have made it easy to live our lives they way we want to, and hold on to certain threads of doctrine to get us by... Is it enough?

John 14:6 says - I am the way, the truth, and the life. no man comes to the father but by me. So we understand that Jesus is definitely the only way to Heaven. That's no problem. However, have we taken the time to get to know who Jesus is??? - Or, do we just say that we love him because that is what it calls for in our faith?

I know that their are some weirdos in the world that like to spit that "L" word out as soon as they start dating...Why because everyone wants to be loved... However most people like to take it slow. They wanna get to know the person before the take the step to say "I love you". Why? Because it is important to you to know who you are loving. Right? You don't wanna get your heart broke. The thing is, Jesus will not break your heart! He has taken the time to get to know you! He knows the number of hairs on your head.

Have you taken the time in your faith in Christ to get to know Him; so that when you say you LOVE him you know what you are talking about? If you think about this hard enough you will understand that being a Christian is more than just showing up at church on Sundays and walking the walk or talking the talk. It's about knowing that you are nothing without Him...My wife tells me all the time that she wouldn't know what to do with out me, and I feel the same about her.... That is what our salvation should be based upon; that without Christ we are nothing, and that we depend on him for everything.

There is gonna come a day when it is not so easy to be a Christian....( the Bible says so ) We are gonna have to be firm in our LOVE and BELIEF in order to survive the persecutions that are coming. When someone argues with us, and asks us why we are a Christian, and what proof do we have, our answer can't be "because I said so" or "because the bible says so". You need to research, study and have an answer that will make the person asking, "think"!

Here is the truth - I can tell you every little thing about my wife because I love her.... Can we tell people every little thing about Jesus.....We say we LOVE him!

May God Bless You Richly

Pastor Anthony

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you Pastor Anthony!!!! I have had a long time relationship with the Lord! HE is my everything!!!! I have taken the time to get to know HIM!!!! I KNOW HIS voice!!!! I love HIM because HE first loved me and I will Forever be so greatful :)