6-9-2016 Scriptural Truth Decisons

Life is full of decision making and perhaps we could say it’s a daily battle. When it comes to making decisions some are better than others. The battle of decisions begins at an early age with even the simplest of issues such as picking out what to wear or even what to eat. No one is immune to this daunting fact of life. In a spiritual application we all have the decision to make of whether or not to believe in the Lord. In the book of John chapter 8 verse twenty four Christ stated one must believe in him or else die in sin. From this text we can clearly see that death is the consequence for not believing but is it simply believing alone? This is the battle we all must face if we want eternal life. Simply believing is not sufficient for obtaining a home in heaven. According to the book of James we read that faith (belief) is dead without works. The works associated with this text is the decision to follow after Christ’s teachings and doing his will. Christ stated if we love him we will keep his commands and keeping a command is doing a work. We must all decide if we are willing to accept the terms of Christianity and are willing to place ourselves in submission to his almighty will. Another part of this decision making process is asking ourselves if we are willing to confess Christ as the son of the living God (Matthew 16:18.) Our confession of faith, the belief of Christ is not one’s final step though. In the book of Mark 16:16 Christ stated that for those who believe in him they must be baptized in order to have their sins washed away. In the book of Romans chapter 6 we read that it is in baptism that one is placed into the Lord in the likeness of his death and resurrection. The decision is yours to make and is the most important decision you will ever make. Becoming a child of God is a decision which will alter one’s life now while on earth and will determine one’s eternal destiny. What will your decision be today? Until next week this is the Scriptural Truth Tommy O’Kelley Minister Subligna Rd. Church of Christ (706) 638-1129 or (423) 413 – 5319, email tmdok4@windstream.net or Facebook.


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