Presentation on theme: "Does It Make Any Difference What One Believes?. Religious People Divided §Different religions. §Different doctrines. §Different practices. §Different."— Presentation transcript:
Does It Make Any Difference What One Believes?
Religious People Divided §Different religions. §Different doctrines. §Different practices. §Different churches. Does this really matter?
Some Believe: §Faith alone - “Just believe in the Lord.” §“Sincerity is all that matters.” §“Join the church of your choice.” §Good moral people = Christians.
What One Believes Is Important If It Does Not Matter What You Believe The Bible becomes a meaningless, almost worthless, book. No need to study... Feel comfortable... Any Church... Any Lord…. Any Faith…. Any Baptism….. One of The Devil’s Most Effective Tools! If Not : Faith
An Objective Standard Makes A Difference What - Believe Fixed Standard Oracles of God (1 Pet. 4:11) Inspired Scriptures (2 Tim. 3:16-17) Bible
§Eph 1:22 And He has put all things under His feet and gave Him to be Head over all things to the church, §Eph 1:23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. Do Beliefs Matter??
§Eph 4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling, §Eph 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, §Eph 4:6 one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in you all.
Believing Truth Matters Not knowing is often very harmful! Thickness of Ice Example of Methodist preachers son. Health My sisters and toxic brownies.
Believing Truth Matters Even more important in religion! Jesus said False Beliefs!! Mat 15:9 But in vain they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
What One Believes Makes A Big Difference God (Heb 11:6) § Christ (John 8:24) § Truth (John 8:32; Gal. 1:6-9) §Baptism -- NEXT SLIDE: Concerning:
Scripture showing what you believe matters! Rom 6:3 Do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death? Rom 6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father; even so we also should walk in newness of life. Galatians 3:26-27
Scripture showing what you believe matters! Mar 16:15 And He said to them, Go into all the world, proclaim the gospel to all the creation. Mar 16:16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned.
Scripture showing what you believe matters! John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:4 Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb and be born? John 3:5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Scripture showing what you believe matters! Act 8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same Scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. Act 8:36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? Act 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Act 8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.