What Jesus did on the cross not only gives those who believe and accept His sacrifice the promise of redemption from sin, but it should also motivate them to walk a life worthy of His blood. If you ask me what makes the Christian church so anemic today, it’s that so few who call themselves Christians desire to walk with Christ. Sadly, I believe it’s highly unlikely many of them even know the Lord–choosing to fellowship with believers for their own selfish reasons. I’ve seen it too often, and I’ve seen it from too many to see it any other way. A prayer or some religious sounding jargon uttered to God once and followed by no evidence of the Spirit is not the Christian life–it is evil masquerading as light. It not only gives evidence of the lack of God’s presence, but done in the name of Christ no doubt drives others from His bleeding side! If the blood of God’s own Son poured out for our sins doesn’t motivate us to walk in righteousness, then nothing ever will. No amount of Bible thumping and church attendance will ever change it.
“Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.” 1 Peter 4:1-2
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