Fake Faith – By Thomas Koester

Fakery is all around us these days. Fake news. Fake politicians. Fake protests. Fake accusations, and so on. But what about fake faith?

“God grant, if we must have two eyes, that they may be both clear ones – one the eye of faith wholly fixed on Christ, the other the eye of obedience equally and wholly fixed on the same objective.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon

Faith that does not lead to transformation and greater trust in The One True God is not faith at all, but a naked belief in a deity or higher being with no real power.

People who believe in such lesser deities are no better off then demons and devils. While demons and devils believe in God, they shudder in fear, as they have no gift of faith to change their destination, yet are fully aware of their impending doom.

Belief is not enough to save you, no matter how many Church services or Masses you attend and how many bibles you read or podcasts you listen to.

The love of God is not enough to save you, unless the fruit of your life demonstrates your love for Him.

Salvation is still through belief and obedience to God’s Son. Salvation is for those that put their faith in all the works of Jesus Christ.

If your belief doesn’t awaken your faith, you’re still dead in your sins. If your little faith doesn’t move you towards the impossible then it’s better to judge yourself now and evaluate your condition. For a great and mighty God creates great and mighty people, and even those of little, but true faith gain His attention.

The Apostle James said: “…faith without works is dead.” James 2:26

The writer of Hebrews said: “And without faith, it is impossible to please God…” Hebrews 11:6

The Beloved Apostle John explains: “He who knows my commands and obeys them is the one who loves me. And my Father will love him who loves me. I will love him and will show myself to him.” John 14:21

Religion is belief without relationship and without faith. Without relationship to God there is no need for faith and obedience.

Your faith must take you farther than simply visiting the Church down the street.

See to it that your belief brings action to your faith, or stop pretending you believe.

A fake faith will not save you from a real hell.

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