I posted this Sunday nite on my blog site , then re-reading it, I thought maybe it would bring some blessing to some of the pals here on Tuesday nite --
For most , going to church on Sunday is like putting on a "suit" - looking to please God with our effort and hoping God will help us and let us in His Kingdom as we make our weekly vows of trying to be a better person --
Of course , the "born-again" Christian knows the difference , knows that it has nothing to do with our "effort" that we are sinners even in our "best suit".
Counterfeit Christianity is one of "works" , "liturgy", all good except it dosen't save -- ( and many liberal christians don't believe in the devil , satan, lucifer - and they also don't believe in the bible as the Inspired Word of God -- many think that a "little" religion is good but not too much.) ---- the devil , is not "afraid" of this type of christianity -- for there is no preaching of sin and the need for The Shed Blood of Christ to be applied by "faith" to a penitent sinner seeking personal forgiveness and not relying on his or her goodness or works to influence God to save them.
Biblical, Salvation is taught in most evangelical churches and will always CENTER around these truths --
Man is lost without hope and no amount of good works on his part can save him --
Looking to God and trusting Christ's Atonement for our sins as the ONLY way of salvation
God the Father , God the Son and God the Holy Spirit as portrayed thru Holy Writ -
Christ is the Word -- The Word made Flesh - Incarnate Birth , born of a virgin --
Now evangelical churches have different styles of worship and some favor certain doctrines not essential to the above mentioned truths --
Also , there are "many" born-again believers in non-evangelical churches for "whosoever" believeth on ME shall be saved -------- many not even in churches , they may be in jungles, or prisons or anywhere --- God the Holy Spirit roams thru-out the earth "looking" for that lost sheep ---
Be sure of this -- If U will live godly and live for the Lord Jesus, looking to witness for HIM, to be a praying Christian, U will suffer (go thru) tribulation of some type , in some fashion , whether it will be in your own home or at work -- in your own personal struggles with the flesh -- or the "spirit" of lukewarmness --
Let us draw nigh to this Jesus -- let our prayer be " Jesus keep me near the cross - there a precious Fountain
"Let us "shake" heaven and hell -- for this God , our God has entrusted this message to us .
He promised never to leave us , we are not alone -- angels surround us, The Blood covers us, The Spirit enables us -------- demons with bulging eyes fear us, the devil hates us --
Blessings on All U Christian pilgrims --