Accepting Isn’t Enough

19 06 2012

In our last post, we began a series on What is wrong with America’s faith by defining two words, Accept and Receive.


In this post we are going to delve into the words of Christ himself, found in Matthew 7:21-23 to understand how accepting isn’t enough to become a true disciple of God.


“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’


Here we see what happens when someone accepts (remember the definition – to endure without protest, to understand) who Christ is, some even recognizing and use the power of his name, without receiving him as Lord and Savior.  In America we see people all around us who know who Christ is, some even know the bible, but they don’t know Christ personally. That is when and only when we become Christ’s disciples and able to do the will of our Father in heaven as Christ did.


Many adults in this country, who endured church as children, many accepting who Christ is, but never took the step to make the faith of their forefather’s their own. These same people have also accepted Mohammed, Buda and others elevating their status at the expense of our risen Lord. Accepting who Christ is, isn’t enough, and we can not fool ourselves into thinking otherwise.


Blessings and Complete Joy,



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