Remember to be a Christian and to be Religious are not even close to the same thing…so do not think to yourself “I was raised a Christian, so I’m O.K!” God is NO respecter of person or DOGMA, your NO better off in your state OF FALSE PEACE than the worst of Sinners IN THEIR UNCARING STATE. To know God for real is to come as you are so that he can “Overhaul” your life IN HIS TIME! Childlike Faith is a faith that you never grow out of, it remains in the heart as a seed ready to grow into whatever we believe for according to the word of God!
What is the evidence of faith ? Hebrews 11:1.
Assurance in the Word of God is based upon faith. The Scriptures never speak of the assurance of love, or the assurance of works, or the assurance of experience. The Scriptures only speak of “the full assurance of faith” (Heb. 10:22) and “the full assurance of hope” (Heb. 6:11) and hope is built upon faith. This faith is the gift of God the Holy Spirit, wrought in and given to God’s elect in regeneration by the preaching of the gospel (Eph. 2:8; Phil. 1:29; Col. 2:12; Rom. 10:17; James 1:18; I Pet. 1:23-25). True faith is based upon and born of the knowledge of the gospel. No one can or will trust Christ until he sees:-
1) His need of a Substitute.
2) How that God can be just and the justifier of the ungodly through the merits of Christ.
3) That salvation is by grace alone.
This faith in Christ is the sure, certain, infallible evidence, proof, and assurance of eternal salvation. Faith is not the cause of grace, salvation, and eternal life, but faith is the proof and evidence of these things.
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for”. That word “substance” means “faith is the essence, certainty, and assurance of things hoped for”. Faith possesses beforehand what God has promised to give. “Verily, verily”, our Lord said, “He that believeth on me hath (in possession) everlasting life” (John 6:47).
“Faith is the evidence of things not seen”. “Evidence” means “proof”. By faith in Christ I read my name in the Book of Life. Faith did not write it there. God wrote it there before the world was made, but my faith in Christ is the proof that it is there. “Faith is the proof of things not seen”. Faith is the proof of things past, done in eternity, but not seen by men. It is the proof of my election and interest in the covenant of grace. Faith is the proof of things done in time though now unseen; the creation of the world, the righteousness established by Christ, the redemption accomplished by Christ, and my justification in him and faith is the proof of future things now unseen; the resurrection of the dead, the judgment, and my eternal glory in and with Christ.
You see… anyone who believes that God is his “CO-pilot” has missed the whole of the gospel, he does not partly rule your life; its ALL of it or none of it..period! To impress God one needs only to Believe BEFORE having evidence to believe, once this occurs then the evidence is revealed to one’s mind and heart through faith.
No amount of argument about God or Faith, or science will change the reality of the next life. No amount of foul Language will make you sleep at night; HELL is real, God as your Judge in that life is just as real! The next thing one needs to realize is there is NO sinners prayer that can save the soul, ONLY FAITH IMPARTED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT HIMSELF can change the heart no amount of man induced works in the flesh of man is clean before God!
God never meant for us to look for him in a forest of man made dogmatic points that amount to “0” in God’s estimation of things. God’s ONLY requirement for Salvation to become your is “Child Like Faith“…..period!
*Here is a list of Links for those of Childlike heart to believe in God!*
“And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” Revelation 20:11-14.