The scripture for today, August 16 (8/16), is Romans 8:16 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
This is so similar to the scripture of a few days ago on how to know if the Spirit is living in you. You can use the same approach to determine how the Spirit teaches you that you are God’s child.”
Once again, John 14:17 says the Comforter Jesus sent us was the Spirit of Truth. And Jesus said in John 17:17, God’s Word is Truth. So it is through God’s Word that you are taught how to become God’s child. You do not have to guess!
This is what is so wonderful about Christianity. The Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto, Shamanist and many other religions leave the followers to guess because their “god” has given them no instructions. Ninety-nine percent of them believe they are not children of God. They also believe there are not saved because they can’t be perfect, so have to be reincarnated thousands of times to try to be perfect. The Muslim religion says followers are slaves, and they won’t know until the Day of Judgment if their good deeds outweigh their bad deeds.
In all other world religions, followers never know if they are children of God and saved. As hard as you try, you cannot be perfect. But Jesus came and was perfect for you. All the good works in the world will not get a sinner into God’s home ~ heaven~ because we are still sinners. Jesus collected the wages for your sin, thus making Satan’s threats of hell ineffective. If you believe this and follow what he says in the Bible, you can become God’s child and live with Him forever after you go through the happy door of death.
Praise God! He has given you The Map, the Way ~ the Holy Bible, God’s Word in written form. Such solace. Such comfort. Such reassurance.
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