Faithful to God

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  1. SaggyWoman

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    Someone told me just now that they were faithful to God because they listened to gospel music and went to Sunday School (albeit late).

    How true is this?
     
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    Only if it's Southern gospel music. Those fans are very spiritual. Being late to SS is quite fashionable these days.

    Those folks who show up early just want everybody to see how spiritual they are. The love Southern gospel, too.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
     
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    Not true at all....

    Faithfulness to God is 24/7, not just on Sundays or when one is listening to the radio.

    And faithfulness to God isn't in music or Sunday School attendance.

    Faithfulness to God comes from a heart like the psalmist's heart in Psalm 143:8-12.

    Faithfulness to God is in our submission to Him and our obedience to His commands every day....every hour.

    Faithfulness to God isn't in what we "do". It is who we are.

     
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    Sounds like the Pharisees and Sadducees in Jesus' time. We can obey the "Law" (or perceived traditions) as long as want and that won't save us at the end of the day. It is the condition of our hearts and how we desire to follow God with our lives that is the significant issue in our faithfulness...not blind religiousity.

    Some of the most faithful Christians I know don't do Sunday School and can't handle Gospel music. Yet their lives are a wonderful reflection of the grace of God available in Jesus Christ.

    Too often we, even evangelicals, make faith about actions and forget it is a gift from God that leads us into graceful salvation. :)
     
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    ==Not really. What about their personal Bible study? Prayer? Giving? Morality? Relationships? What about their daily walk with the Lord? Listening to gospel music and going to Sunday school are good things. However just because someone does those things does not mean he/she is being faithful to the Lord.
     
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    Did they same they were saved because they went to Church? That would be in line with their thought process.
     
  7. Jim1999

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    To that person it may very well be true. Did we all come to Jesus the same way?

    There is not enough information to respond intelligently. We can respond only by conjecture.

    Cheers,

    Jim

    The poor bloke outside Spurgeon's church: "I'm just a fool and nothing at all, but Jesus Christ is my all in all." Quoted by Spurgeon
     
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    Thank you Jim, sometimes we forget that not all of us are on the same level of our walk. Some of us need to get our nourishment from milk and some should be getting it from meat. As the kiddos put it "MY BAD"
     
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    In one of my churches, we often questioned the actions of one chap who always came to church late and left early. He laways sat in a back pew.

    I decided to pay him a visit. Once indoors I could see notes all over his furniture. Every chair had a note pinned to the backrest.

    I asked him what the notes were for. He said they were his prayer notes. He kneeled before each chair and prayed for the people and things on the notes. He was a prayer warrior!

    Personally, he was extremely shy and had difficulty in crowds. He also had a hearng problem and said he could best hear me where he sat.

    The problem that wasn't a problem was solved. I took him out to lunch and invited him home to supper with my family.

    I learned to judge slowly, open my eyes and ask questions. Something I didn't learn in Bible College.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  10. JPPT1974

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    Amen to that!:godisgood:
     

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