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Words can be deceiving.

Talk is Cheap, Your actions Speak.

Salavtion is a walk. Do not let your words decieve your own self. Test to see if you are truly in the faith.

The Character of Genuine Saving Faith

2Co 13:5

I. EVIDENCES THAT NEITHER PROVE NOR DISPROVE ONE'S FAITH

A. Visible Morality: Mt 19:16-21; 23:27.

B. Intellectual Knowledge: Ro 1:21; Ro 2:17ff.

C. Religious Involvement: Mt 25:1-10

D. Active Ministry: Mt 7:21-24

E. Conviction of Sin: Ac 24:25

F. Assurance: Mt 23

G. Time of Decision: Lk 8:13, 14

II. THE FRUIT/PROOFS OF AUTHENTIC/TRUE CHRISTIANITY:

A. Love for God: Ps 42:1ff; 73:25; Lk 10:27; Ro 8:7

B. Repentance from Sin: Ps 32:5; Pr 28:13; Rom 7:14ff; 2Co 7:10; 1Jn 1:8-10

C. Genuine Humility: Ps 51:17; Mt 5:1-12; Jas 4:6, Jas 4:9ff.

D. Devotion to God's Glory: Ps 105:3; 115:1; Isa 43:7, Isa 48:10ff.; Je 9:23, 24; 1Co 10:31

E. Continual Prayer: Lk 18:1; Eph 6:18ff; Phil 4:6ff; 1Ti 2:1-4; Jas 5:16-18

F. Selfless Love: 1 John 2:9ff, 3:14; 1 Jn 4:7ff

G. Separation from the World: 1Co 2:12; James 4:4ff; 1Jn 2:15-17, 5:5

H. Spiritual Growth: Lk 8:15; Jn 15:1-6; Ep 4:12-16

I. Obedient Living: Mt 7:21; John 15:14ff; Ro 16:26; 1Pe 1:2, 22; 1Jn 2:3-5

If List I is true of a person and List II is false, there is cause to question the validity of one's profession of faith. Yet if List II is true, then the top list will be also.

III. THE CONDUCT OF THE GOSPEL:

A. Proclaim it: Mt 4:23

B. Defend it: Jude 3

C. Demonstrate it: Phl 1:27

D. Share it: Phl 1:5

E. Suffer for it: 2Ti 1:8

F. Don't hinder it: 1Co 9:16

G. Be not ashamed: Ro 1:16

H. Preach it: 1Co 9:16

I. Be empowered: 1Th 1:5

J. Guard it: Ga 1:6-8

 

 

 

 

 

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