Perception of Belief
What does it mean to you to believe in Jesus? is it just believing that Jesus came to this earth and lived a perfect life and then died a horrible death that ultimately made us right with god? So if you believe that, and then you go about your life and die, you will spend eternity in heaven? If that was the case, don’t you think that the devil will spend eternity in heaven because surely he believes that too! Not quite, believing doesn’t consist of believing that and going around and telling others about the good news (a.k.a doing works) either. Because it even says in Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” So that means true belief comes from not only believing that you were made right in GOD’s eyes by the death of Jesus, but also being changed in your heart (truly) so that you no longer can live the worldly lifestyle and that you are trying your honest best to be more and more like Christ every day. If your feelings of the world and actions in the world haven’t changed, then you haven’t truly changed in your heart. I pray that you could be changed and be free from this world so that I can one day see you in heaven!!!