Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Be a Christian
I wrote this article in reponse to a post that was written by an individual that was basically taking Christians to task in an extremely critical way.
10. You are No Longer a Natural Man
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
The bible says that the Natural Man Cannot Understand the things of the spirit neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned. I’ve read where a certain blogger has written that Christianity is spirituality for dummies. In truth this person could never understand the true God or his Word because this gentleman is a natural man. He has no eternal life spirit dwelling within so he could never understand or truly know God. His whole philosphy is developing the inner conciousness which is what most of the spiritualist world is involved in. The Christian who has accepted Jesus Christ as Lord receives the gift of Holy spirit and becomes a spiritual man. A natural man, is a man who is strictly a body and soul person. He CANNOT KNOW God.
9. An Increase in Spiritual Depth Perception
If the natural man cannot understand the things of the spirit, that means the one who has not gotten born again is the one who lacks spiritual depth perception. A person who is born again has an increase in spiritual perception, because the Bible which is Spiritually discerned is now available to be understood. The understanding of the Word comes from the study of, and right dividing of the Word of truth. To rightly divide the Word you need to know the keys to unlock the Word.
8. You Will be Set Free
Contrary to some opinions that Christianity is designed to dominate your free will. The truth is, the Truth will make you free. God is the God of free will and he never overrides that. When you become a disciple of the one true God you can live set free. Though people at times can put you in bondage. The truth of the Word lived as a disciple, should live it, will put the believer at liberty. To say that religion puts you in bondage is crazy because God’s Word which is the standard, will set you free. If the Church is living the Word then the people will be set free. Once again knowing the Word involves knowing the Keys to it’s understanding. The only way religion can put a person in bondage is to not know the keys to it’s interpretation and apply them.
John 8: 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8: 36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
One said blogger wrote that the Word of God contradicts itself between the Old and New Testament. Once again this guy is a natural man and could never know the true Word of God even if it kicked him in the face. The answer to his contradiction problem lies in the keys to the Words interpretation. We live in the new testament today the old testament we can learn from but it is not addressed to us. What applied in the old testament may not apply today it is a different administration.
7. Not Conformed to the World Ways
Romans 12: 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
When you renew your mind to the Word you transform your mind and prove God. You set yourself free by confessing and believing the promises that God has made available in his Word. There are over nine hundred promises in the Word that you can claim. The Word of God is good, it is acceptable and it is perfect. For some to say that the Word is dribble and boring and a waste of time is just insane. God’s own proclamation far out ways anything some sense knowledge idiot man could say. The truth is the Word is an eternal now, it is the Way to know God.
The Word has all things that pertain unto life and Godliness through the knowledge of him. This Word of God makes it available for the true Christian to be a partaker in the divine nature.
2 Peter 1:3-8 3According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
How could anyone say that the bible could be boring or filling your head with useless nonsense. God’s own tesimony of his Word says the opposite. I can only conclude that anyone who would make this type of statement is influenced by devil spirits. I’ll take abounding in God’s Word over the reincarnation spiritualism inner conciousness garbage any day of the week and twice on Sundays.
6. You Have a Direct Connection to God
I believe that some churches teach that the their supreme leader is next to God and he is the one who would get revelation from God. Sorry Roman Catholics this is not true. Any one who is born again has a direct connection to the one true God. The key for the individual again, is to know the keys to unlock the power that God has put in you with the gift of holy spirit. You can only know what you have learned.
1 Corinthians 12:7-10 7But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
There are nine manifestation of holy spirit that a believer can operate once he or she has received the gift that God has made available. You can operate all nine all the time. The believer can operate word of knowledge, word of wisdom, faith (the manifestation of believing), gifts of healing, workings of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, speaking in tongue, and tongues with interpretation (operated in a church meeting).
I remember one time I was driving down the road and about to turn into a side lane when I had the thought to wait before turning into the lane because the guy coming down the side road was not going to stop at the stop sign. I went by the first thought that God gave me and sure enough the driver coming in the side lane ran the stop sign and would have plowed into me. God Protected me.
Another time I was playing Frisbee with some friends when the wind blew one of our throws off path towards a gentleman that was passing through. this man leaped up in the air and caught the Frisbee but came down wrong on his right leg and twisted his leg. He fell to the ground crippled with a possible broken leg or at least a severe sprain. My friends and I gathered around the man each of us speaking in tongues to ourselves for him. I had the thought that I should pray out loud for him so I did. As I prayed for the man you could see his leg move as if God was mending it, putting it back in the position it should be in. When I was done the man got up and walked away.
I have story after story of things that I’ve seen God do for me as I walked by the spirit operating these manifestations. See my article Believing in God’s Healing for a few more stories like this.
The point of this section is that all believers who know how to operate the manifestation of holy spirit can walk in that direct connection that God has made available in his Word.
5. You Have the Ability to Help Others
As you may have notice I wrote of ministering to another gentleman in the previous section I was able to believe God to help him by ministering unto him. God healed him. With a knowledge of the Word you can help others.
1 Corinthians 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Plenty of people get mad about the fact that Christians preach. God calls it foolishness. The truth is God wants all men to be saved and to come unto a knowledge of the Truth. Though God would like all men to come unto an understanding of him and have eternal life it is obvious that not all men will believe. However there are plenty of people that will believe and that is why we preach.
2 Corinthians 5:17-19 17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
God gave the believer of today the ability to help others by reconciling men back to God. The angels cannot do this. We God’s people of today are given this ministry. The unbelievers who will not believe are the ones that get mad over this. They are natural men. We are not looking for the unbeliever! We are looking for the person who is meek that wants answers!
The ones who preach God’s Word give people the opportunity to get saved and have eternal life. We give them the opportunity to claim the over 900 promises in God’s Word, and live free. What could be better than that.
4. You Can Eliminate the Fear of Death
The world is subject to bondage which is rooted in the fear of death.
Hebrews 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Jesus Christ delivered us from eternal death and gave us eternal life. A believer knowing that he has been delivered from this death can live his life without fear. He can walk in believing and enjoy the abundance that God has made available to him in Jesus Christ. See The Benefits of the Worst Days of My Life and Victory is Overcoming Fear
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
With an accurate knowledge of God’s Word a man can walk without fear, and have power, love, and a sound mind. This is contrary to what a certain blogger said about Christianity. The true moron is the man who rejects the one true God and wants to rely totally on himself. A true believer has answers that he will never have to back down on. He learns the keys to the right dividing of the Word and works that Word. Acting on his or her believing the man or woman lives abundantly without fear.
3. You Can Rely on the One True God
Proverbs has some great verses to begin this topic.
Proverbs 3:5-7 5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Fear the Lord means to respect the Lord.
When you rely on God he will direct you on the path you need to go. It may come from reading the Word. It may come via revelation from God. Or it could come by wise counsel from believers who are walking the Word. Any way you look at it God will direct your steps. The Word also says to not be wise in your own eyes. A man who only wants to rely on himself like the spiritualist do will not be successful. The spiritualists would like to make you believe that you are weak if you rely on God and not your own egotistical self. The truth is when you make God your sufficiency, you walk in strength. God the creator of the heaven and earth is in you of a truth and will work within you to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Romans 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
When you trust God you will not be ashamed in your expectations he will come through for you in every situation the key is you have got to believe.
2. You can Walk by Believing and Have Power
God has made it available in this day and time to walk in His Power. People you can walk in the Power of the One True God. Now that is incredible.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
God raised Jesus Christ from the dead and made it available for us to walk in power because we believe. When you get born again you receive the faith of Jesus Christ. God creates in you the gift of holy spirit and you can begin to walk in power.
Ephesians 3:16-20 16That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Now that is a tremendous section of scripture. We have strength in the inner man by his Spirit. By believing Christ dwells in our hearts so that we can walk in love and comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height. (Something the natural man of body and soul cannot do and will NEVER be able to do.) It is so tremendous the believing man or woman can be filled with all the fullness of God. God can go way beyond all that you and I could ever ask or think according to the Power that works in us. That’s right the true believer has God in Christ in them and he can walk in that strength and power.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
I think I would rather rely on the one true God and his power than on my own weak mental capacities. In God we have strength and power. If the spiritualist world wants to consider that being weak that’s OK with me. I’ll take what God’s Word says over what they think anytime. I’d rather win with God than lose and rely on my own self. The spiritualist will find out the real truth at the resurrection after the return of Jesus Christ.
1. You Have Sonship Rights
There are five sonship rights that a believer can claim that are totally awesome and wonderful. These five rights are as follows redeemed, justified, sanctified, righteousness, ministry of reconciliation. Let’s take these rights one at a time and see what the believer gets.
Redeemed- Ephesians 1;6-8 6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
With redemption you are forgiven of your sins and have the riches of his grace. You are saved from the darkness of this world. God creates in you the gift of holy spirit which is an eternal life spirit. You are saved and all hell cannot stop you from being saved. You are now God’s child. Once you become God’s child you cannot lose that son ship spirit that God creates in you.
Justified- Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Justice has been served. You are justified by his redemption. I think of justification as it is just as if you never sinned. When you are saved all the sins of your past are wiped out. It’s like you are standing in front of the court justice and he or she says not guilty.
Sanctified- 2 Thessalonian 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
When you recieve the gift of holy spirit God sanctifies you or sets you apart by the eternal life spirit he puts in you. Isn’t it tremendous to become a son of God. You get set apart by believing Romans 10:9&10 9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
What a Great Day to Be Alive
Righteousness- Romans 10 says with the heart man believeth unto righteousness. When you get saved you become righteous. Righteousness means you can stand in the presence of God without feeling guilty of sin. Remember you are sanctified from sin with salvation. You are made righteous in Christ Jesus. The adversary the devil can try and say you are not righteous, but God in his Word says you are.
Word of Reconciliation- 2 Corinthian 18-20 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
God has given us the ministry of reconciliation and committed unto us the Word of reconciliation. Folks this is a right that God gave us. The world does not like us speaking God’s Word, but when you do you give the unbeliever the opportunity to know the one true God and have eternal life. Up until a person accepts Jesus Christ as their savior they are as the Word says dead in trespasses and sins. If you get rejected when you speak, it’s their loss.
With these rights you have, plus the other nine reasons I’ve given you to become a christian, it seems to me the logical thing to do is to get born again. Seeking God with all your heart soul mind and strength can only pay in benefits to the seeker.
Oh yeah one other thing. Some people like to say Christianity is narrow minded. I like to think of it as God has given us truth which you can accept or reject. Not every one can be right someone has to be wrong. It all depends on what a person chooses as the standard they want to go by. Everyone has standards of some sort that they live by. Even the spiritualists that complain about Christianity have a standard of some sort. It all depends on what you choose to be your standard. I choose the Word of God as my standard. If others don’t like it, that is their problem not mine. At least they know who and what I believe in.