What you say and what you are…are two different things. Many people say and make claim to be Christians and then they live like the Devil. Who are they kidding? Not God.
How does God see your heart when He looks down from Heaven. God knows if your sins are forgiven. God knows if your heart is clean. God knows what you really are. The preaching of the cross brings a new moral standard into your heart and thinking. It’s called holiness…which is a new way and a new life. A Christian is a Christian because Christ morally changed the heart and soul…into a child of God.
The moral holiness of a child of God comes from the Spirit of holiness that resurrected Christ from the grave. Holiness of character is being the man or woman that God morally made you. Holiness has nothing to do with what you say. Moral Holiness has everything to do with what you are. Christians are not Christians because they say they are Christians. Christians are Christians because they are “created” by God with a moral righteousness and moral holiness that comes by the Saving Grace of God.
What you say and what you are…are two different things. Many people say and make claim to be Christians and then they live like the Devil. Who are they kidding? Not God. Christians have a God-given standard of morality in their hearts that the natural man can never have or obtain without the person of Christ. Without this moral gift from above men can say anything but it doesn’t actually mean what they say is reality. Saying you’re a Christian doesn’t mean you’re really a Christian. The only thing that can make a person Christian is the moral power of Christ who resurrected from the grave.
When a man is morally changed by the Grace of God…God knows what he is. A child of God! Born of the Spirit! A Christian! Jesus Himself said you will know a tree by its fruit. The fruit of good tree (a Christian) bringeth forth “good fruit”. Fruit is not something that is talked about. The fruit of a Christian is something that is produced by God’s Spirit. The fruit of the Christian has nothing to do with what man says he is. The fruit of Christianity is what man becomes “after” Christ comes into your person. Isn’t that beautiful? Morally changed by God. A new creation! Passed from darkness to light…from death to life. Morally changed and will continue to mind the Spirt. Walking in the Spirit…not in the flesh. True to God not by word…but by deed.