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Living Faith and Dead Faith

Author
james
Date
2021-04-24 08:13
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Today there are many people who call “Jesus is my Lord” without obeying the teachings of Jesus Christ. They justify their lawlessness by saying that they have faith in Jesus and it is not necessary for them to do anything, including keeping the law of God in the bible.

This could be true. Since God knows the heart of man, we don’t necessarily try to show our faith through our action. Even though this conclusion seems to be logical, the bottomline is what the bible says about it.

To make the long story short, this argument does not have its basis in the bible, but just an opinion of man. Isn’t it natural for a man who loves his parents to obey them and show their love to them through their action? When a child confesses his love with his lips and disobeys the parents, can it be called love acceptable from the standpoint of the parents?

It is the same with the relationship between God our spiritual parents and us the spiritual children of God. Again and again, God teaches us to show our love through the action by obeying the commands of God. We can see all the forefathers of faith have shown their faith through their action. Noah, Abraham, Moses, Apostles, all of them have one thing in common: they showed their faith through their obedience to the words of God.

James 2:20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? 21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. 24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.

It is clear that the faith without action is dead. Therefore, if we have faith God, we have to show our faith through our action by obeying the commands of God. To those who do not obey the law of God even though they claim to have faith in God, Jesus gave his words by saying:

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Through this words of Jesus, we have to know that we should obey the laws of God if we have faith in God. In this respect, we can conclude that those who do not keep the laws of God such as Sabbath, the Passover, etc., cannot enter the heaven even though they think they have faith in God and Jesus. It is because their faith is dead in the eyes of God.


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  • 2021-04-24 11:54

    Those who keep the God's law have faith to receive salvation. Let's keep and obey God's law and enter the kingdom of heaven.


    • 2021-04-25 13:15

      Amen. It is pity to see people saying that they have faith in God without obeying the commands of God. Their faith is useless as the bible says. If we have faith in God, we have to show our faith through our action. This is the complete faith God is pleased with. Abraham, Noah, Moses, all of them had this kind of faith. Out of their faith in God, they obeyed the command of God and kept them. We should have the same kind of faith.


  • 2021-04-25 11:29

    What we have living faith is to keep the truth of the new covenant: the Sabbath, the Passover...


  • 2021-04-25 12:00

    The faith without action is dead faith , according to athe Bible. The action is keeping and obeying God's law and commandment , according to the Bible. Therefore, If you trust the Bible ( God's words) to get living faith, you must keep and follow God's law and commandment as WMSCOG is doing .


  • 2021-04-25 13:03

    For the kingdom of heaven, people agree that not all will enter the heavenly kingdom, but some chosen people. Then, who will enter the heavenly kingdom among numerous people? And, what should we do for being saved? Above all, we have to prove ourselves the chosen by our faith. Many believers also insist that they possess firm belief o Christ Jesus. However, they are just pretending to believe in God, not following Him. Their deeds are denying Christ Jesus, following the rules from men. whoever truly loves God cannot but keep what He said. Faith without any deed is indeed dead.


  • 2021-04-25 13:05

    Amen, the Bible tell us that faith comes from hearing the message,and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
    Let us obey the words of Elohim God and follow the path of faith that Heavenly Father and Mother walked.


  • 2021-04-25 13:08

    Many people think they can get salvation with faith alone.

    However Jesus said that only those who do the will of God.

    We should keep the Sabbath day and the Passover of the new covenant to enter the kingdom of heaven.

    Today only the World Mission Society Church of God keeps the Sabbath day and the Passover of the new covenant.


  • 2021-04-25 13:09

    Yes, we have to show our faith through our action by obeying the commands of God. Like Sabbath, Passover the new covenant.


  • 2021-04-25 13:13

    In order to have living faith, we should keep the New covenant, Passover, Sabbaths according to God's words so that we will say that we have living faith. if we keep the man's laws instead of God's laws, we will have the dead faith because we won't be saved by keeping man's laws or instructions. Let's have living faith through following the bible and keeping all Gods laws which is the New covenant established by our Elohim God.


  • 2021-04-25 15:10

    Amen!!
    Even between people and people, those who do not keep their promises are branded as unfaithful. Even as a citizen of a country, if you do not fulfill the obligations that the people ought to do, you will pay a corresponding price. The same is true between God and us. If we believe in God, shouldn't we keep the promise between God and us? God has promised that those who keep God's commandments will lead them to heaven. However, he said that those who do not keep God's commandments will be sent to hell, not heaven. Do you believe in God? If so, you must cherish and keep your promises with God.


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