How can I say such a thing? Well, it’s my testimony I was claiming to be a Christian and had no idea I was living like the devil going to hell. A Roman Catholic girl raised with a strict Italian upbringing. They told us to not have sex before marriage but never the reason why. We were taught out don’t say curse words. Well my Grandad told me Christina you have a better vocabulary than that. He never referenced the Bible in Collosians where it says don’t do that. So I was given a lot of rules without understanding consequences of sinning. Don’t do this don’t do that never the reason why.
I fell into sins that any Christian could have without reading the Bible. Well, at least I thought I was a Christian but after reading the Bible I found out I was certainly not. The word Christian means Christ like. Christ would ever do things as doing for sure. People attending church weekly could be living like the devil too. It doesn’t save you saying you’re a Christian you have to act like one too. To act like one you must know what one is.
The Bible was created for us to eat like bread daily. The scripture give us this day our daily bread. We are to chew on that word daily like a piece of bread, one bite at a time. When it’s eaten it gets into our system it’s digested and used for energy just like food.You’ll be full the more you eat. We feed our bodies but forget to feed our spirit, most of the time. Our souls starve without the living word. Eventualy without it you could starve and die a second death without it. The first is your body the second is your soul dying.
2 Timothy 3:6 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
These words feed our spirit and soul truth. Without correction your Spirit dies. The opposite of truth is lies. Truth brings good fruit and life. Lies produce fruit rotten fruit and death.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Without being in the word with correction you’ll end up living a life of sin.
It wasn’t until after I started reading the Bible that I started to understand the error if my ways.
Continual sin brings death to your soul. Christ died so we could have eternal life. In his death he lⁿp upeft us the Holy Spirit to fill us when we have communion in the word and in spending time with God in prayer or worship.
I called myself a Christian without reading the Bible to know what a Christian was. It’s not what we call it because we claim it we are. It’s what we live. The word Christian means Christ like. How could anyone be like Christ without even knowing him?
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
Sin glorifies the devil because he is the father of all lies.When you aren’t corrected you live in deception being deceived. You become blinded to truth. You’ve all heard the song Amazing Grace? If not look up the lyrics. I was blind but now I see.
Don’t claim to be a Christian be one! The devil doesn’t need any more followers by default. Live righteous for righteousness sake. Because if you live like the devil, you’ll surely go to hell with the devil. He hates God’s creation and wants for all to live like him without God. If he can get you to follow a doctrine other then one that’s holy, he’ll grab a hold of you.
“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”
This sin unto death like I said is not only physical but spiritual. We are made with three parts. Body soul and spirit. If your soul choses to live in flesh and not the spirit your spirit will die. What do you see in a casket? A dead body without it’s spirit and a dead soul.
We are born in the flesh the spirit does not reside in us until we choose him to. The Holy Spirit will indwell in you only when your will is to have him in your life and body.
4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
So examine yourself 2 Corthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Heaven is where you want to be for an eternity I assure you.