Saturday, October 3, 2009

Could I Be Called a Christian?

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This is a serious song with a very important message.  Saying a "sinner's prayer" does not make us Christians; going to church (I don't even like using the word "church" for a building where believers gather because the Body of Christ is the Church) does not make us Christians.  We need to truly repent (turn away from a lifestyle of sins/worldliness 180 degrees with no turning back), be forever grateful for God's grace, believe and trust in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, walk by faith and in the Spirit/in the Light, treasure Christ above all else, abide in Him and bear fruit, seek & do God's Will, obey His Word, strive for holiness & Christlikeness, make it our goal to please, honor, and glorify Him, die to self and live for Him.  "Claiming" alone doesn't count!  Do we love the Lord your God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength?  Do we love our neighbors/others as ourselves?

"If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth." 1 John 1:6

"If anyone obeys His Word, God's love is truly made complete in Him. This is how we know we are in Him: Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did." 1 John 2:5-6

"Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in darkness.  Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble." 1 John 2:9-10

"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." 1 John 2:15

"No one who lives in Him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen Him or known Him...No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother." 1 John 3:6, 9-10

"Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness." Romans 8:8-10

"What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." James 2:14-17

"We cannot choose whom we will love if we claim to be Christians." ~Anonymous

Previous Songs:
- Cry Out to Jesus
- Jesus, Be the Center
- God of Justice
- Love That Will Not Let Me Go
- I Will Offer Up My Life
- When It's All Been Said and Done
- Knowing You, Jesus
- In Christ Alone
- Be Thou My Vision


Mocha with Linda said...

Powerful song.

Listening to Steve Camp brings back memories!

Peggy said...

Blessings!!! Awesome and powerful message from good ole' Steve Camp!

Love your choice of many scriptures and your message! I agree about the church being the body of believers not the building ... well, actually all your message speaks truth. Thanks for sharing this song to make us pause and reflect on how Christian we really are! EnJOY TSMSS & a wonderul weekend in Jesus

Lisa notes... said...

This is a very convicting song, as are your scriptures. Thank you for challenging us today to not just "claim" to be a Christian, but to live it. Thanks.

Debbie said...

Wow; this is a powerful and convicting song. As Christians, we have a new nature. If we sin it's because we chose to sin; to indulge our flesh instead of living by the Spirit that is within us. Yes, we must examine our lives and ask the HS to convict us.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

What a powerful song, with such a powerful message!Thank you for sharing.

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