August 25, 2012

Why I Believe What I Believe

Posted in Christian Living, Christianity tagged , , , , , , , , , at 12:01 pm by Lisa Ritchey

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Jesus says in the book of John

(16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
(17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
(18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 

John 3:16-18 KJV

But believeth what?  

Rom 10:9-11

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

In Mar 16:17-18 Jesus said:

(17) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 

(18)  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

I believe that, too.

How do we do this, though.  We are not Jesus!

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.  Act_1:8

So how do we get this Holy Ghost?

The same way as salvation:  Believe!

Luke 11:13 KJV
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Is this essential to get into Heaven?  I don’t know.  The man on the cross got in (without even being baptized!  I hear all of those religious devils all around the world screaming right now.) but Jesus said we should, so I do.

Either way, I know I am covered and doing my best to do all He has for me to do.

I mean, Look what He did for me!

Can I do less than this for Him?


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