True Faith versus False Faith

True faith is trusting the unseen God who sees us.  False faith is trusting people who say they trust in Him.

True faith is keeping your heart pure before God.  False faith is being part of a group of people of like religious minds.

True faith is depending on God’s favor.  False faith is depending on people who say they depend on God.

True faith is walking everywhere with God.  False faith is going to meetings with other religious people.

True faith is the willingness to acknowledge God’s presence before others.  False faith is professing a faith which gives you an identity with a group (e.g. “I am a Christian,” or “I am a born-again Christian,” or “I belong to that church”).

As the story goes, John goes to church not because his faith is strong but because he gets to hang around George whose faith is strong.  This is unknown by George who goes to church not because his faith is strong but because he gets to hang around John whose faith is strong.  And so it goes.  This is not faith – it is the facade of faith.  And like a false wall it will fall with the least pressure applied.

If you would have faith, believe the word you have heard about Jesus Christ.  Live for Him.  Pursue His vision of moral excellence.  Expect to see Him when you die.  If you do these things, your faith will grow.  And it will be true.  Abandon false faith for it cannot help you.

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