Friday, September 4, 2015
Most Elementary Christians will PERISH
Most professing Christians can be defined as ELEMENTARY CHRISTIANS and they will perish if they do not grow up to maturity. The elementary principles of being a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ are the following.
First you need to REPENT, stop sinning, turn away from wickedness, unrighteousness and living a selfish self-centered fleshly worldly life. If you don't do that you cannot even start following Jesus Christ.
Once you have repented and you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Master you need to be BAPTIZED IN WATER. If you are not baptized in water you have not even fulfilled the second requirement of being a follower of Jesus Christ.
Once you have repented, stopped sinning and been baptized in water you need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. You need the Spirit of Christ so that you can be taught and guided by the Holy Spirit.
If you have not repented and been baptized and have not received the baptism in the Holy Spirit then you have not fulfilled the elementary principles of being a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ. You cannot follow Jesus Christ IF YOU ARE NOT LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Most professing Christians never even get to that point and they believe they are saved, they believe they have salvation and they are going to heaven but they are ELEMENTARY CHRISTIANS and they will perish because they have no knowledge of God. They might know the Bible, they might even be preachers and teachers, they might even have their own church but if you don't KNOW Jesus Christ and if you are not led by the Spirit of God then you have not even passed the elementary principles of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. It is only AFTER you have laid down your futile life of sin and selfishness, repented, been baptized in water and filled with the Holy Spirit, it is only after you have done those things that you can START your journey with Christ, START walking with Jesus , START fulfilling the purpose for which He called you. Most professing Christians will die as elementary Christians because they are not mature followers of Jesus Christ, they are not disciples, they are only DECEIVED and they are LOST because they don't know Jesus. They have no knowledge of Him, they are full of earthly carnal Bible knowledge and arrogance, self-sufficiency, but they have no knowledge of God. They do not know the Savior, they do not know Jesus Christ. They don't know His voice. His sheep LISTEN to His voice and they follow Him because they have passed the elementary principles of being a follower of Jesus Christ. The are not concerned about sin and the things of the world any more. They FOLLOW Jesus every day. The are LED by the Holy Spirit and they DO what He guides them to do because they LIVE in the fellowship of God. They are PART of the kingdom of God. Are you an ELEMENTARY CHRISTIAN, doomed to destruction and to perish because you REFUSE to follow Jesus Christ and OBEY Him and go past the elementary principles of being a disciple of Jesus Christ?
Get serious and follow Jesus Christ or you will PERISH before you even start following Him.
May Jesus bless you.