As I read the news about this election, I have been troubled with news reports using the terms “Evangelical Christians.” I think that the use of these terms pleases satan very much for various reasons. The main reason is that he wants unsaved people to believe that they are right with God.
Nearly four in 10 Republican voters who identify themselves as “born again” or “evangelical” don’t believe the Bible is the literal Word of God.
Pew Research published an analysis last week on the evangelical vote in the 2016 election season, using data accrued from the 20014 Religious Landscape Study.
The analysis was based off of the question many political observers had regarding the strong support Republican frontrunner Donald Trump purportedly has among people who identify as evangelical Christians.
“[S]ome religious leaders, political analysts and researchers have questioned whether many of these self-described evangelicals actually are evangelical Christians,” noted Pew. -source
These people identify themselves as “Born Again” and “Evangelical” Christians, but do not believe the Word of God is literal? I hate to be this blunt, but I feel that I must. If a person does not believe that God’s Word is to be taken literally, then they are LOST.
Have these faux Christians read this passage of Scripture?
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3: 16-17). (Emphasis mine)
“[Is] not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer [that] breaketh the rock in pieces?” (Jeremiah 23:29)
How about this?
“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4)
Do they know that the Word of God became flesh and walked upon this earth?
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (John 1: 1-5)
Jesus is the Word Made Flesh
Everything which has been created in the heavens and the earth was created by Jesus. Jesus is the part of our Triune Godhead Who “spoke” Creation into existence.
Christians MUST believe that the Word of God is literal or they are certainly lost. Are some “playing church?” Only God knows how many come to church on Sundays, but do not really believe His Words.
For a very long time, the press has been categorizing all people who attend Protestant church as Evangelicals. I believe that this is satanically inspired. People want to feel that they are “right” with God – but on their terms – not God’s.
These people go through the motions. Many are on committees at church. Some even teach Sunday School. But in their hearts, they are as lost as a self professed atheist.
God says in His Word:
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).
Should we believe every story in His Word?
I have met a few people who call themselves Christians, who insist that the stories, such as Jonah and the whale……and the parting of the Red Sea…..and others are just fables and are merely meant to be taken allegorically. This is an abomination to our God. Where is their faith?
If God could create the Universe, why do these people think that the other stories in our Bible are just too impossible to believe? They lack faith, and without faith it is impossible to please God.
Do you believe the Bible is completely true?
Perhaps you grew up in a Christian family and you continued to attend church. Perhaps you are very active in your church. And perhaps you are one of the people who really do not believe that the Word of God is completely true.
Without the faith that God is looking for in us, we do not belong to Him. It’s time that you repented of this unbelief, and got on your knees before our Holy God and prayed to Him to forgive you. HE does the saving. This has nothing to do with “works.”
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). (Emphasis mine)
I prefer to be called a “Bible Believing Christian.”
I am a follower of Jesus Christ and I believe every Word in the Bible is from Him. I believe every Word, every book…….the WHOLE Bible!
Some in my neighborhood call me a Jesus freak. They think it’s a derogatory label to give me. I actually love it when a person feels to call me that!
Brethren, do you know anyone who is deluded, and believes that they are right with God, but are certainly lost? Pray for opportunities to share truth with them. Pray for them that they will feel that something isn’t right, and will seek out God and truly be saved!