Ok, so my brother-in-Christ has challenged us this week to tell somebody about Jesus, and I’ve accepted, but let me guess…you already know about our Lord and Savior right? How about we do it this way, first of all, this blog is not going to do anything for you if you don’t believe in “the” word of God, “The Bible” King James. However, I know without a shadow of a doubt someone out there in “Bloggersville” trusts in His word and believe the King James Bible to be the foundation of their faith. So, with that being said, lets start with Cain and Able. If you’re familiar with the testimony of their worship that they presented to God in the book of Genesis, we know that Cain and Able were brothers, we know they were both required to give an offering up to the Lord. Here is what I find interesting regarding their worship to God, in today’s terms, it has been said that it doesn’t matter what faith you are, as long as you believe in God then we all “worship” the same God.
Well, when you study the worship of Cain and Able, if how we worship God doesn’t matter, why did God accept Able’s offering but not Cain’s? If you study Cain and Able, they both worshiped the same God, but in different ways, but God only accepted one?? (Able’s worship was done out of obedience and Cain’s worship was done out of convinence) So, “how” we worship God matters. Hmmmm…..something to think about right?
Let’s look at something else worth researching:
The Ethiopian Eunich-if you read the book of Acts,Chapter 8 verse 27-38 you’ll see where the Ethiopian eunich wants to know more about this “lamb” being spoken of in the old testament, and Phillip explains to him who he is (Christ Jesus) and what’s required of the eunich if he is to become a “follower” of Jesus Christ. Now, obviously, Phillip told him that baptism is a “requirement” for being a follower of Christ. Why do I come to that conclusion? The eunich asks in verse 36 “see, here is water, what hinders me from being baptized?” If all the eunich had to do was believe, then Phillip had every opportunity to tell him so right then and there. So that is something else that I encourage you to study, baptism is essential to your belief. It is a requirement by God, if we claim to “believe” on Him. Then our “faith” will have us act on that belief by doing what He says.
In fact, What would Jesus do? Let’s find out! In the book of Matthew Chapter 3 verse 16 shows that Christ himself was baptized! If we are going to be “true” followers of Christ, shouldn’t we then do what He did? Leave your comments below, and lets get the understanding we need regarding our soul salvation! It’s too important! Hey, we investigate everything else before jumping in….our car insurance, buying a home, going to the dentist, let’s put that same energy into our souls!