What You Believe Matters 

2 Peter 3:17-18 (AMP)

Therefore, [let me warn you] beloved, knowing these things beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men [who distort doctrine] and fall from your own steadfastness [of mind, knowledge, truth, and faith], but grow [spiritually mature] in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Why does what you believe matter?

Because you make decisions and act from your center of belief. If you believe it, you will act accordingly. If you have no belief nor opinion, you will simply be swayed by others who have a stronger belief system. So, you better know what you believe and why or otherwise you are not being true to yourself. You are then only like a slave following the beliefs of others.

Peter writes in his second letter to those who follow Christ and have accepted HIS spiritual influence in their life, a reminder to remain steadfast in their belief of God and Jesus Christ. His recommendation is for us to continue learning and growing in our walk with our Lord.

That is intentionally studying and living our lives as an apprentice of Jesus Christ. When we come to the realization who HE IS, what HE has accomplished for us, and what HIS macro purpose and plan is for all humanity, then everything you do each and everyday in your micro world begins to fall into a narrative which HE leads and fulfills. Your belief system becomes stronger as you grow your relationship with HIM. You eventually learn to dance with HIM around the dance floor of earth. You develop a holy swagger in your actions, thoughts, and deeds. Instead of being swayed by every fad culture throws your way, you become a representative of HIS Kingdom and a way of life that may lead through suffering and pain, but yet reflects genuine love and joy and peace that will make you stand-out-of-a-crowd. You are special and unique because HE has made you so.

Therefore, confirm your beliefs agree with HIS Word. And then follow through on those beliefs with action.  Why? Because your beliefs matter on who you are becoming; and you become by what you believe and how you act on those beliefs.

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

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Why Jesus Christ?

2 Corinthians 4:5

For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.

Why Jesus Christ?

What makes Him so special?

Why bother to investigate HIS life?

In short, as a Christian, I believe HE is the Christ (Messiah of the Old Testament) prophesied to lead Israel and Gentiles (all humanity) into one worldwide ruling government which will last forever. 

His claims and life were written down and preserved for you and I to examine the evidence and prove or disprove the facts.

Like many who have gone before me, after study and investigation, I have accepted Him as my Lord and Savior.

I have come to believe as witnessed in the life of others and/or myself:

  • He restored mankind’s direct relationship with the Creator God sacrificing his vicarious life for all people from all tribes and nations.
  • He is alive as the first new human – a resurrected being with a new body combining the spiritual with physical.
  • He has promised to return and fulfill God’s plan for mankind by combining heaven and earth into one new world order.
  • His ways outline the real values and macro purpose to build a solid foundation for your life to stand upon.
  • HE is the best mentor and partner one will ever have to help you realize real freedom, flourishment, and fulfillment for yourself and others.
  • He is the incarnate God.

So, if you haven’t yet investigated the facts for yourself, whether or not you are scared to discover the truth and change your life for the better, why not put God to the test? I did. And so have many of you. What we have discovered is HE has proven HIMSELF over and over again HE is who HE claims to BE.

So, if you haven’t yet taken the time to truly investigate the evidence yourself, why not begin this year?

Below are a few more Scriptures referring to how the early Church regarded Jesus.

John 1:41

He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ).

Acts 2:36

Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Acts 18:28

for he (Saul) powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.

Acts 9:22

But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.

Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 1:5

he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

Ephesians 3:6

This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Encourager & Author of e-Books

 *  Dancing With God: Life-Giving Theology Explained
 *  Great Business Emulates a Good God
 *  Be Radical…Follow Christ!
 *  Simply The Messenger
 *  Unequally Married

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