Another Thing

We all have a voice.

We use social media to be heard. Look at me or look at that! My FB page has attracted those who talk about Jesus in some way or form. A church service, an outreach, evangelism, orphanages, schools, students, teachers, pastors, administrators and theologians are all saying things about Jesus. Most are lifting Him up, but some are exalting themselves. Perhaps we have all been guilty of that some time or other.

The thing is, we can be heard. What we say can be in error and mislead a follower of Christ or someone who does not know Him. For example, my morning reading contained a list called “Five signs to identify a beliver:” The first sign was “casting out devil & demons.” To this preacher I would say, Jesus told me that is a very unreliable sign.

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.'” (Matthew 7:21-23  NASB)

To the brother who wrote the list, you do not need outward signs to identify yourself as a believer. Jesus made it simple. All that’s required is that you turn to Jesus to be forgiven and saved. After we are a believer there is a sign that becomes obvious. We love one another. That is the sign our Father is seeking. (Psalm 133)

“Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 15:5-6 NASB)