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86% of the people in America say they are Christian. We know that number is extremely exaggerated and is not even close to being accurate. If 86% of the people in America were Christians and a sheep of the flock of God; America would not be in the pitiful condition it is presently.
If Jesus had listened to the religious leaders of His day and came down from His cross; we would still be lost in our sin and on our way to hell. Religion would send us all to hell, but Jesus didn’t listen to them and experienced the full range of pain and emotions that accompany His cross experience. As a result of Him embracing His cross, more people have been won to Him through His death then He ever won with preaching while He was alive on earth. If that were not true, we would not be sitting here today reading of His refusal to come down from the cross because we needed a Savior, we didn’t need an escape artist to be our God.
Throughout her life, Mary remained rock steady in her trust of the plan the angel had laid out before her when she was just fourteen years old.
After Mary said yes to God, her life did not become easier, it became very difficult, but at the same time, very rewarding. It wasn’t all pie and ice cream for Mary even though she was the mother of God’s Son.
This scripture has been a stumbling block to many people in that they think the Lord is talking about the Apostle Peter as being the rock upon which the church is built, but that isn’t what the Lord said in this scripture and those preceding it. The conversation between the Lord and Peter begins with the question, “Who do you say that I am?” And Peter responds, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” The jest of this whole conversation is of this particular revelation to Peter from the Father that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.
God only has His people to make into His army to fight His battles. And when the Christian does not understand they are the foot soldier who will do the fighting; they have not been taught what the job of a Christian is. God gives the Christian strength to fight His battles, just like Satan empowers his followers to fight his battles. And because there is a war going on between God and the devil for the souls of men; there will be no peace between the two as long as man lives on this sin tainted earth.
“Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is anti-christ who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.”
This is the way Andrew met Jesus and it worth noting Andrew did five things that brought him into a close relationship with the Lord. (1) He heard of Jesus, (2) He began following Jesus, (3) He caught the attention of Jesus, (4) He stated his purpose to Jesus, and Jesus said to him, “Come and see” and (5) Andrew went to see where Jesus was staying.
Christians are suppose to be full of faith, but many of them harbor just as much doubt in their hearts as the unbelievers. So I will give the definition of doubt first since most people are doubters and not people of faith; “Doubt is having more confidence in what Satan can do to us, than what God will do for us.”