21 “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. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
Are you Saved or are you Self-Deceived? Check out this message from Pastor John MacArthur
I have been reading through the book of John in the Bible. Over and over throughout the book, Jesus explains that He is Divine and that man is only saved by believing in Him. Just over 2000 years ago, Jesus came, lived a perfect life, died the death of a criminal, and rose again to show that He has power over death. So, why did He come?
Pride is one of the most wicked sins in the sight of God. When we are prideful, we think that we are self-suffiencient and don't need God. Through the Bible, we are commanded by God to see our sin, turn from our wicked ways, humble ourselves before God, and seek forgiveness and salvation through Him.
Today, I would like to share with you a very family portion of the Bible and briefly describe a detail that you might have missed. The portion of Scripture is found in Mark chapter 15; it is describing the death of Christ.
Mark 12:30-31 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
1 John 2:15-17Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.