A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.
“Top 5 Lies People Believe About Heaven”
1 – If you die, you’ll become an angel and go to heaven.
2 – If you haven’t done anything really bad like murder or rape, you’ll go to heaven.
3 – If you do more good stuff than bad stuff, you’ll go to heaven.
4 – If you go to church, you’ll go to heaven.
5 – If you believe in God, you’ll go to heaven.
Sin is sin. The severity of your personal brand of rebellion has absolutely nothing to do with your chances at getting into heaven. You can never do enough good stuff to earn your way to heaven. Going to church and/or simply believing God exists is not enough to get you to heaven.
The sad truth is… Churches across America are filled with people who are believing one of these lies. Christianity has become a sub-culture populated in part by deluded minds looking for a shortcut to glory.
Imagine what the Kingdom of God would look like if we set aside our hopes for a quick fix and took the harder road of inner change… Imagine what the Church could accomplish if we quit performing for applause and started begging the Spirit to circumcise our hearts… Imagine what the Future would hold if we refused to scrape by on our simple belief and embraced a doctrine that demands changed priorities… Imagine…
Believe in God. Repent of sin. Submit to Christ. Live in the light. Experience Heaven.
There are no shortcuts. There is no easy path. That’s why it’s called a journey…