I’ll be the first to admit that I make things too complicated, and as an astute and thoughtful reader wrote me about a recent article, The Kingdom of Heaven — How Do We Get There?,
“Isn’t it enough just to believe?”
I would say that he knocked me on my backside if I hadn’t already been sitting, and his point was that, In Acts 16: 30-31 the jailer in charge of the apostle Paul and Silas asked them,
“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
My correspondent wrote: Paul and Silas “did not say change your life, or walk with God, or submit to Him and follow where He leads you. They said ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.’ It’s that simple–why make it any harder than it has to be?”
Good question, and in my pitiful defense I point out that Paul and Silas’s answer is post-Jesus-on-earth, and I was discussing the things Jesus flat out told us, like becoming as a little child (Matthew 18: 2) and why this is important, but the point is well made,
Is it enough — Just to Believe?
Please read the rest at my Commonsense Christianity article, Is It Enough — Just to Believe? Those of you who are regular readers know that I am unable to print the entire article in entirety here, and depend upon the graciousness of my readers to click through and finish the article — and to comment! You may comment either on this site, or at BeliefNet.
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