Do you live a good Christian life?


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Every good Christian dream of the day when you stand before Jesus Christ and hear Him say, “Welcome to my Fathers’ Kingdom, thou good and faithful servant. Unfortunately, not every so-called good Christian will see their dream turn into reality. As a matter of fact, Jesus, in one of His discourses made it clear, “Not every one that says unto me Lord, Lord shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). That begs the question. Is living a good Christian life enough to get you into heaven?

Anyone can seem to live a good Christian life, until the truth comes out.  The Scribes and Pharisees appeared good until Jesus exposed them for what they were; hypocrites. In one, instance, He referred to them as: “You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter that the outside of them may be clean also” (Matthew 23:26). This pious group was more concerned about outward appearance than they were about the heart.

Unlike the Biblical Scribes and Pharisees, we Christians, must not only seem to live a good Christian life, but our hearts, words and actions must be in sync with the teachings of Jesus Christ. In other words, we must practice what we preach in public and in private. “For I say to you, this is Jesus talking, unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:21). The blue print for a good Christian life can be found in Jesus’ ‘Sermon on the Mount‘. (Read Matthew 5,6,7)

12 comments

  1. Amen Bro. Noel….awesome reminder of our responsibility as Christians. It’s unfortunate that so many people take it for granted that the Grace of God will guarantee their Salvation….sorry folks that’s not how it works.

    Keep these posts coming Bro. Noel!

    Minister Glenda

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    1. Thanks so much for your input, Minister Glenda. Most people do not realize that as Christians we have godly responsibilities that we must perform. It do us no good to get worked up over the ten commandments if we intentionally ignore the plights of the poor and suffering. What did Jesus tell the rich young ruler who followed the law to the teeth? “You lack one thing. Sell your possession and give the proceeds to the poor.

      Thanks again. God blesses.

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  2. Very well said, Noel…. how sad it is when we claim to be born of God and yet we are still bound by the sin of this world. Reformation is only “a surface thing” . Regeneration is what is needed in the heart of man.

    It is just as you say… “This pious group was more concerned about outward appearance than they were about the heart.”

    AMEN! Lord bless you.

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    1. Thanks so much for your input, Rob. You are a blessing as usual.
      I agree with you, regeneration is precisely what is required in the heart of man. Grace has pulled us back from the brink, but we cannot move forward until the mind is renewed.

      God blesses.

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  3. I do not believe there is such a thing as “a good Christian life” or “a good Christian”. One is either a Christian or not – one is either a blood-bought, adopted child of the living God, a new creation in Christ, or is a child of the devil, a slave to his commands [Ephesians 2:2-3] There is no in-between.

    I must agree with you, of course, that many Christians do NOT live according to their calling – and are, in effect, living according to their old nature.

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    1. Hello Angela! You are exactly right. I did ponder over the phrase “Good Christian”. Indeed! One is either a Christian or not.

      Thanks so much for clearing that up. Sometimes I tend to soften my words in order to be politically correct. I thank God for people like you, who are not afraid to tell it like it is.

      Thanks again. God blesses.

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