By: Clement Utokogu
Many Christians has been deceived by the false preachers by the means of miracles they perform. Most people measure the “greatest” of men by the miracles they perform. Miracle, therefore, is the only way to determine the true “men of God”.
As a result, these false preachers and prophets are deceiving people, telling them that once they accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour, they are “born again” and no further efforts are required.
If no further efforts are required, why did Christ said, “Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32). This is because there are possibilities to miss the target any time. Remember, Lot’s wife had already escaped the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, which were under destruction and yet she perished right outside the cities (Genesis 19:16-29).
Christian life is a continuous struggle that must continue till the end: “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 24:13). Can’t be save without completing the race.
“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway” (1 Corinthians 9:24-27).
“And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully” (2 Timothy 2:5). You MUST follow the BIBLICAL TRUTH before you can be save!
“Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32) she was out of the cities under destruction and yet was not saved!