Tuesday, 25 January 2011 22:41
What is the recipe for a Christian? Where would we find it? Recipes are used to make many good things, but unless you follow the recipe, the results may not be very tasty. When ice cream is made without sugar, baking soda is substituted for flour, or the oil is doubled, the end product is not something anyone wishes to eat. You can't decide to add or subtract whatever you wish, or cook at a higher temperature so as to speed up the cooking process, and end up with a delicious dish.
It's the same way with a Christian. There is a recipe for becoming a Christian and remaining a Christian. This recipe is found in God's Word, the Bible. Unless we follow the recipe found there, we will not end up with the product of a Christian. We cannot add our own or someone's ideas as to what we or others think is a Christian.
Several ingredients go into becoming a Christian. Repentance is the very beginning. We must ask God to forgive us of our sins and then turn away from all sin. We must forgive others as Christ has forgiven us. We must be humble and turn away from pride. In order to remain a Christian, we must have the ingredients of staying humble, a closeness to God, thankfulness, possessing the love of God, and many others. It is especially important to read the Bible and pray so God can continue to reveal to us this Christian recipe that will keep us saved and enable us to obtain eternal life in heaven.
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6
1. In all thy ways
2. Acknowledge him
3. And he shall
4. Direct thy paths.