Hi! It has been a bit of a roller coaster with him. But I look back to when I was first receiving the gift of Christ, and having a supernatural reality shift, and it was beautiful on top of being completely messy.
His faith wavers from circumstance to circumstance. And I’m worried he is heading down the prosperity gospel road. But I have been sharing what I’ve learnt about it, and how it skips the point of the Christian life completely, ie. Suffering and taking up our own cross, and serving. I have been referring him to places in the bible where this is clear. And I have also been praying and getting fellow christian friends to pray for him. He is interested in getting baptized!! Which is amazing… but I know him now, and I know that he gets on emotional highs when things are going well. He thinks that accepting Jesus means no more problems. I am just praying that the meetings he will be having with his pastor will be successful in presenting what baptism really means, as well, I hope the pastor examines him…and by that I mean what it says in 2 Corinthians 13:5, how we are to examine and test one another to assure we are walking in the faith and encouraging others in the right way as well. I think this is massively important in maintaining a healthy church and ensuring we are all moving each other forward to spread the gospel and serve, as opposed to gathering in a place once a week so we can feel better and lick one anothers wounds.
So, in short, he has started to go to church, read the bible, and has also encouraged one of his daughters to attend church also. These are good signs but I am hesitant to say he is bearing any fruit as of yet. In actuality there seems to be very little that he has repented of, and still does many sinful actions, sexual, immoral, vulgar etc. I’m worried he is missing the mark completely… I hope that if I keep asking him questions about this and referring him to places in the bible where it says we must abide in Christ or we are not saved…like in John 3:3-8 where it clealry says No one can enter the kingdom of heaven until they are born again. A supernatural change must occur. We need to be born of the spirit of God to be saved. The holy spirit is the giver of life!
So, that’s sort of what’s been going on!
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