*** Note: I did not write this article. Article writted by the Generations Church of Granbury). The website link is listed below. I was doing some research for a different topic back in June & I ran across this article. It has some interesting points...***
"Are You Who You SAY You Are?"
"I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were one or the other! So then, because you are lukewarm- neither hot nor cold- I am about to spit you out of My mouth..." - Revelation 3:15-16
Therefore be zealous and repent.
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord' shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the Will of My Father in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name, cast out demons in Your Name, & done many wonders in Your Name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you, depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!" - Matthew 7:21-23
"Are you who you SAY you are?"
"But I know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!" - 2 Timothy 3:1-5
True or False?
In a 2005 Gallup poll 94% of Americans said they believe God exists. In a 2007 Gallup poll, 82% of Americans said they identify with the Christian faith. Pastor Craig Groeschel describes the majority as "practical atheists," who say they believe in God, but act as if He doesn't exist.
"You believe there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe- and tremble!" - James 2:19
"They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work." - Titus 1:16
"Are you who you SAY you are? ARE you?"
"The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips. They walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable." – dcTalk