Many church members are no more Christians than the

devil is.

James writes, "The devils also believe, and tremble."

(James 2:19 KJV)

Giving intellectual assent to the reality of God and

the facts of Christianity does not constitute a SAVING

FAITH. It is a very good thing to teach new converts and

children the facts of our faith, but the ability to recite

a series of right answers is not the same as actually

putting your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to save you.

The apostle Paul wrote to the Roman church, "that if

you confess with your mouth, `Jesus is Lord,' and believe

in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will

be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and

are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess

and are saved." (Romans 10:9-10 NIV)

If you haven't invested that "heart-belief" in Christ

Jesus, and His death and resurrection on your behalf, then

you have not yet been justified before God. If Jesus

Christ is not the Lord (Boss) of your life, then you may

mouth, "Jesus is Lord!", but for you that would not be a

CONFESSION; it would be a LIE.

If the simple unfolding of this passage has pricked

you, don't get mad! Instead, receive it as GOOD news. Put

your trust in the Risen Lord, the Messiah Jesus, and

confess Him as the Boss of your life.

Heaven and Hell (for many folks) are eighteen inches

apart: that's the distance from your head to your heart.

If you want to know more, read Romans 4, and see what

God means by real faith. Abraham not only believed that

the facts of God's promises were true, but he depended on

them even when his visible circumstances made the promise

seem impossible. While you're at it, read the whole letter

to the Romans. Most folks could read it in less than an



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