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How is it possible to be a Christian, to see what the early church in Acts was like and yet be powerless in the year 2016?
Most believers are content to go have a “soul lifting,” feel good worship service and then go back to their routine the rest of the week and then… go back and do the same thing over again, week after week after week.
They never see lives changed or the Bible alive in their life or the lives of those they pray for. They have repented of their sins, accepted Jesus Christ and some have even been baptized, but what is lacking, that they don’t seem to DO the works that Jesus said we would do “and greater?”
Jesus was recorded saying it in the Gospels…
John 14:12 12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
Mark 16:18 “they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Yeah, yeah… Jesus is coming back soon. What does that mean? My friend and band mate from Mustard Seed Faith use to say that when we saw something that people were oblivious too or just didn’t care about anymore.
It basically meant, “who cares,” let’s just pretend like we never saw it and move on with our lives.
That’s what most people are doing and many Christians are too, but that day will be here and then no one will say, “Pass the ketchup.”
That doesn’t fit the opinions and humanistic views and individual view of the majority of people in this confused world.
The more acceptable view is the one that most prefer. It’s the one they’ve heard somewhere, from someone, at some time.
And these are the SAME people that will ask, “Doesn’t the Bible say…”
Because their knowledge of the Bible has been learned from “hearsay” and outright imaginations of the religious. Not from the Bible (God’s Word)