Why did Jesus praise Canaanite Womans faith but not Thomas? Learn what kind of people God likes from His attitude toward different people.
Every brother and sister in the Lord has their own different experiences of coming before God.
In believing in God, you must at least resolve the issue of having a normal relationship with God. Without a normal relationship with God, then the significance in believing in God is lost. Establishing a normal relationship with God is entirely attained through quieting your heart in God’s presence.
As we all know, in the Bible there are the following scriptures: “And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the middle, and said, Peace be to you.
God says, “Though many people believe in God, few understand what faith in God means, and what they must do to conform to God’s will.
Doubting Thomas didn't have faith until he saw the Lord, and he was thus reprimanded by the Lord. What warnings does this give us in welcoming the Lord's return?
The Lord Jesus said, "Not every one that said to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of My Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 7:21).
Now is the end of the last days when the prophecies of the Lord Jesus’ return have all come true, and we expect to be taken into God’s kingdom and obtain eternal life more eagerly, because the Lord Jesus once said, “He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God stays on him” (John 3:36). All these years we have been repenting our sins, preaching the gospel, and bearing fruits, just as the Lord Jesus asked. Thus, we all feel ourselves most approved by God, and that as long as we hold on to the Lord Jesus’ way, we will surely obtain eternal life.
Within religion, there are many people who believe that, although the pastors and elders hold the power in the world of religion and walk the path of the hypocritical Pharisees, although they accept and follow the pastors and elders, they believe in the Lord Jesus, not in the pastors and elders, so how can it be said that the path they walk is also that of the Pharisees? Can one really not be saved by believing in God within religion?