Today, I come to you with this post. I do not intend so much as to educate you today, but just to provoke thoughts, which will, in turn, allow you to make your own judgements on this topic and ultimately strengthen your faith in the Lord your God.
“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” – James 2:17
The passage above from scripture is one which is so commonly misinterpreted, especially when read out of context. James is saying here in his letter, that if we have true faith in Jesus, then that faith causes a change in our behaviour.
James goes on to say, “you believe that there is one God. Good!”, well “even the demons” and Satan believe in God. Christians believe in God, not as to his existence, but who he is; Christians believe in God’s grace, which is only possible as a result of Jesus’ death and resurrection. That is faith, and it is only by such faith that we are made righteous with God.
We must remember, through our belief in Jesus as the Son of God, and in his death and resurrection, we are made one with God and can have a relationship with our heavenly father. Our righteousness with God is not a reward for our earthly actions.
Jesus came to Earth to teach us that it is not through keeping the rules and regulations of the law, that we are accepted by God. God’s grace is a gift to all and not doing these actions does not make you any less righteous. Continue reading What is faith without action?
There are many forms of baptism through out different denominations of the church. Today I am going to mainly focus upon adult baptism and what it means.
Continue reading Baptism
A few weeks ago, towards the end of the summer break, while considering new post ideas and reading my Bible, the story of Jesus bringing Lazarus back to life, sprung to mind. The next hurdle I had to leap over was to think of a message inside this story, to tell you today. The message within this post is one of truth, reflection and hope. Hope that everything will turn out ok in the end because God has an amazing plan.
Continue reading I want it now Lord!
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9
As we come up to Easter, with this Sunday being Palm Sunday, you can expect more posts here on RCG than normal. This is not just because Easter is a Christian events and being a Christian blog, we are expected to talk about it, but because we (RCG Team) want you to understand what really happened, the evening that Jesus was crucified and what the resurrection means to people all around the world today and back then.
Now you have that to look forward to, I would like to leave you with a thought for today and tomorrow. The Bible verse at the top of this post is all about forgiveness. I personally; along (probably) with many of you, think that this verse is one of the most helpful in the entire Bible.
The verse states that if we (us humans living on Earth), confess our sins (admit to God through prayer, that we have sinned), he is faithful and just (God will remain loyal and fair), and forgive us of our sins and purify us of all our unrighteousness (dishonour and sinfulness).
Have a great rest of your week, look forward to the second post all about the truth of crucifixion. Also, don’t forget to like this post below, subscribe to receive more posts via email and follow us on Twitter (@rcghub) to receive news of posts here on RCGhub, before anyone else.