Paul, in his letter to the Colossians said in Col:1:23 that ,If we continue in the faith, that we will be be presented holy to God. Those are the verses leading up to the above quoted verse. Col 1:21- Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behaviour. 22 But now he (God) has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body, through death, to present you holy in his sight., without blemish and free from accusation. This is the one of the most important verses, for Christians, in the bible. Col 1:23- If you continue in the faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel.
Is it possible for me and for any Christian to abandon the faith that we have in Jesus? As I’m writing this blog, there are many things going through my mind and I usually say or write what I’m thinking but try to control what I say or write. The bible contains numerous verses concerning the tongue and what I type or write really is an extension, in my opinion, of my tongue.
Those are a few verse concerning the tongue.
1 Peter 3:10 For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.
Eph 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Psalm 141:3 Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.
Getting back to the question, is it possible for a Christian to abandon the faith? In my humble opinion, the answer is yes. Why would Paul even bring up the subject if it could not happen? I’m not a bible scholar, I’m just an ordinary man who has placed his faith in Jesus.
Some of my friends and associates have abandoned their faith and there have been times that I have considered doing the same. Please don’t judge me for being honest and truthful. The pleasures of this world are extremely alluring. I do not allow my mind to take me places that are not acceptable to God. One of the guiding verses for my life is…
2 Cor 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
The only way for me to continue in the faith is, to pray, read and study scripture, be thankful, encourage others and to be led by the spirit.
John 16:13 Jesus speaking ” But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
Romans 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
Take time to meditate and allow The Holy Spirit to misister to your spirit.
I will be writing more on this subject in future blog posts. Please feel free to comment.