by Belinda Kendall
Romans 10:9-10 says, “9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,”2 and believe3 in your heart that God raised him from the dead,4 you will be saved.
10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”
Living as a Christian is a day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute and even second to second journey. But you have to study your own Bible and get to know God and His Word for yourself, 2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
The Box is the Church. I use the word Box because Churches come in many different sizes and shapes. It’s funny how when you go into the Box/Church you will find that all kinds of traditions and requirements are required to be saved. However, it’s the Pastors and Members that will make you question your Salvation, because with their natural eyes you don’t appear to be saved. It’s always been interesting to me how over 150,000 Beliefs use the same Bible. The Box/Church will tell you what you cant do, and what you can do based on the scriptures in the Bible, and each Church has scriptures they magnify more than others.
I have talked to people that felt like they were not saved because they didn’t pay their tithes, didn’t attend Church every Sunday/Bible Study, have been called disobedient because they didn’t agree with the Pastor, or left an abusive relationship. Mocked by members because they had a baby out of wedlock, didn’t agree with the Pastor and/or the First Lady, missed New Member Classes and was denied Baptism, I can go on and on but you get the picture. Don’t allow the Box/Church to send you to their personal heaven or hell with their words and judgment of you.
IN NO WAY AM I TELLING YOU NOT TO GO TO CHURCH!!! But at the same time don’t question your walk with God based on what you hear in the Box/Church. Thus the reason it is so important that you get to know God and His Word for yourself pray and fast for understanding, and keep the mind of Christ when making decision. You need to do it as if your life depends on it, because in most cases it does.
To be honest with you if you had to keep every law in the Bible to be saved we would all be Amish, and not able to even read this post.