It has become an almost daily occurrence hearing of someone who discovered, after many years, that someone they know, who they thought was a good Christian person, isn’t actually a Christian at all, and actually never was.
How many times have we heard from unbelievers – and even fellow believers – how horrible Christians can be? They say that Christians, including pastors and ministers, are judgmental, controlling, full of pride, jealous, unfriendly, unloving and hateful, hypocrites, liars, selfish, fearful cowards.
It is the devil’s greatest nightmare when you are walking in the fruit of the Holy Spirit, meaning that you are loving, you have God’s joy and peace, you are patient and kind, you do good, you are faithful and gentle, and you have self-control. (See Galatians 5:22-23)
Christians ought to periodically go to God, our Doctor, for spiritual checkups to know if we are actively seeking to grow closer in love to God, and also to check if we have a growing awareness of the presence of Jesus Christ and His power in our lives.
I believe that those who profess to be Christians are in line to be weighed and tested by God to see if their faith in Him is really genuine.
God’s name is special because it carries His identity. Therefore, the way we use God’s name indicates how we feel and think about God, whether we respect or disrespect Him.
Anger is a normal sentiment we feel when something unjust has happened to us or when someone has let us down or deliberately or not, hurt us.
In a letter written to the Philippian believers, the apostle Paul told them he knew that some ministers were preaching Christ to build their own reputation.