Make sure you have faith in God…and not pseudo-faith.

Pseudo-faith is in people.  Real faith is in God.

Pseudo-faith is a conviction before people.  Real faith is a conviction before God.

Pseudo-faith makes professions to people.  Real faith is actually dependent on God for outcomes.

Pseudo-faith is telling people, “I am a Christian.”  Real faith is acknowledging the omnipresent Christ in front of others (i.e. you’re talking about Him, not yourself).

Pseudo-faith requires affirmation from other pseudo-believers.  Real faith needs only a living God.

Pseudo-faith privately entertains doubts.  Real faith is the absence of doubts. 

Pseudo-faith does not get tested.  Real faith always gets tested.

Pseudo-faith could not pass such a test.  Real faith always passes the test.

If you’ve been operating on pseudo-faith, repent before God and He will graciously grant you the real thing.  (Don’t repent before others who presume to represent Him; that’s how you got pseudo-faith in the first place).

“The man of pseudo faith will fight for his verbal creed but refuse flatly to allow himself to get into a predicament where his future must depend upon that creed being true. He always provides himself with secondary ways of escape so he will have a way out if the roof caves in.”     – A.W. Tozer, 1897-1963

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