Two Chairs

How I became a Christian, part eight. Previous posts: My Witness, the introduction; Mourning Dove; Locked Out; Glimpses; Jesus, the Light Of The World; Abba! Father! and Believe.

If you’ve been reading my posts, you know my story about how I came to believe in Jesus Christ. What about you?

John 3:16 is one of the most well-known verses in the Bible:

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

Do you understand that having knowledge about the person and work of Jesus Christ is necessary to believe in Him, but those who have only knowledge, even if they believe those facts to be true, believe only in knowledge. They do not believe in Jesus Christ.

Do you understand the difference?

One of my pastors used the example of a chair. You may
see the chair and believe it exists, but until you sit on the
chair and rest there, you are not believing in it.

Notice there’s no chair in the middle. There is no middle ground regarding belief in Jesus. You either believe in Him or you do not.
I quoted John 3:16. Here is John 3:17-18:

“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

Grace to You, the ministry of John MacArthur, has an online tract with further Bible verses and explanation. It is titled, “Who Do You Think I Am?” That’s the question each of us must answer about Jesus Christ. What is your answer?

Jesus said,

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

Will you believe in Him?
Van Gogh’s Chair, Joseph Roulin: Vincent Van Gogh, Public Domain, via Wikipedia.


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