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I often times question my own salvation, as I think we all do. I sometimes feel as if I am pretty much doing nothing to honor Christ with my life.
I attend and participate in church, but often don’t feel satisfied that I am doing enough.
I clearly recognize that one cannot earn their way to heaven as we are saved by grace not works (Ephesians 2:8).
A true believer is saved by grace that produces works. However I often feel like I fall into the category “lukewarm.”
In Francis Chan’s best seller “Crazy Love,” he states that, “Lukewarm people attend church fairly regularly. It’s what is expected of them, what they believe good Christians do, so they go. Lukewarm people give money to charity and the church, as long as it does not impinge on their standard of living.
“Lukewarm people probably drink and swear less than average, but besides that, they really aren’t very different from your typical unbeliever.”
Chan makes some interesting points, doesn’t he? I am personally guilty of all of these offenses. If you want to reflect on God’s word, check out Rev 3:15: “I know your deeds, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish you were either one of the other! So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”
Wow, that’s quite a statement.
I guess it boils down to do we professing Christians really look any different to our friends and neighbors than those not of faith?
I am certain I am guilty of this as well, and I think God’s word on this matter is pretty clear.
Jess Thompson is a resident of Lawrenceburg. Submit faith columns via theandersonnews.com.