Friday, July 10, 2009

Bible Study: "Christians In Name Only"

From our upcoming interim Bible study in the capitol:

In political discussions perhaps you have heard the labels thrown about, usually in a derogatory fashion, of “RINO” (REPUBLICANS IN NAME ONLY) or “DINO” (DEMOCRATS IN NAME ONLY). They are used to refer to members who do not genuinely hold to the ideas, platform, or philosophies of the party but maintain their affiliation for personal reasons or political expediency.

In Matthew 7:21-23 Jesus has some challenging words for those who are "CHRISTIANS IN NAME ONLY”. He speaks of those who claim to be believers yet do not have a genuine relationship with Him. Here Jesus presents one of the most fearful statements found anywhere in His teachings:

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ (Matthew 7:21-23)

Read the complete study here.

1 comment:

David said...

Creative title. I like it!