It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king's house . 2 Samuel 11/2. At that hour David saw Bathsheba. We are never out of the reach of temptation. Both at home and away we are liable to meet with allurements to evil. …
Below is an article written over at GotQuestions.org explaining what easy believism is. My brother-in-Christ, Pastor Edward Ramirez shares this in our FB group and I hoped it might be a blessing for you all. Have you encountered this?
What is easy believism?
Easy believism is a somewhat derogatory term used by opponents of the view that one needs only to believe in Jesus in order to be saved. From this they conclude that those who hold to sola fide (“faith alone”) teach that no corresponding need exists for a committed life of Christian discipleship as proof of salvation; however, that is not what sola fide means. True faith in Christ will always lead to a changed life. Another common usage of the term easy believism is in regards to those who believe they’re saved because they prayed a prayer—with no real conviction of sin and no real faith in…
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But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him(Hebrews 11:6).
The young man rejects Christianity and even the notion of God. Why? A failed religious experience.
As a child, he told God to keep his parents from getting divorced. The divorce convinced him that God didn’t exist because God didn’t do what he said. Since then he’s sought out and accepted every reason to reject God; he resists anything that has to do with God, the Bible, or Christianity.
He hadn’t been taught the nature of Christian prayer. Prayer isn’t telling God what to do, reducing the Almighty to nothing more than a dog performing tricks at the master’s command. Prayer is an opportunity to express our desires, but Biblical prayer always rests upon the will of…
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