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When Works Cancel And Deny Faith

They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work. (Titus 1_16 ESV).png

They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work. (Titus 1:16 ESV)

Works, actions and fruits reflect and show what is inside us. Humans can profess and confess to know God but not really know God. The human heart is naturally wicked and deceitful even to the owner of that heart. It is not what we say that matters but what we do.

It is very easy to say anything. Some people can lie so much that they can tell any kind of lie without batting their eyelids. Some people are self aware and know that they are pretenders and do not care. However, some people are unaware and self deceived. They keep professing to know God but do not care about their actions because they believe that faith alone will save them. We are saved by faith alone but that faith is a faith that expresses itself in actions, fruits and works. It is not a dead, lifeless, cruel faith. The type that talks and talks but causes harm and destruction everywhere it goes. No – it is not.

Those who have real faith in God, naturally respond to God with thanksgiving, worship, praise and obedience. Their faith might not be perfect or complete but they care to please God and are trying, while depending on God to provide more grace. Many things in life have counterfeit and faith also has fake, false, counterfeit faith. It imitates and mimics the original but it is not. When you study it and look closely, you will discover that is is counterfeit just like counterfeit money.

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2:17

Women and men lie all the time especially to obtain favors and get what they want. A lot of hearts have been broken by the actions of partners and spouses who claimed to love them. These partners can go to any length to profess their love but display very bad actions towards the people they claim to love. For such people, words and love are just ways of control and winning the game. They trap you with words of love and lies but hurt you without remorse. They are very happy as long as they are getting what they want from you.

Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Mathew 7 : 17 -20

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Mathew 7:21

Humans also play such games with spiritual matters, but fortunately, God can not be deceived, controlled and trapped by falsely expressed words. He sees directly into our hearts and knows our motives and intentions. However, a lot of humans judge by outward appearance and believe that everyone that professes Christ and Christianity is a believer. Wrong – there are many unbelieving believers. Outwardly they pretend to be believers but inwardly they are not believers. They are just pretenders and hypocrites. They are false believers just like false prophets, apostles, teachers, ministers, preachers, and pastors.

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Galatians 5:6 New Living Translation

Many profess to know God but their fruits, works and actions deny God and oppose Him. These people can end up causing great harm to the undiscerning and unsuspecting. May God help us to detect false Christians, and protect ourselves from them. May God also help those who are self deceived, and open their eyes to make them match their words with their actions, before it is too late.

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15 Comments

  1. shineb4 says:

    So timely, thank you for always speaking to my heart when I needed my heart to be restored. So many professing Christians not living it and accusing those of us intent to obey and live it self righteous which is such an oxymoron in itself because it is impossible to resemble righteousness without the power of Christ!

    • laurabon says:

      So well said – “it is impossible to resemble righteousness without the power of Christ!.” Yes, they accuse those of us intent on living the Christ-like life as being self righteousness and they make it look like we are depending on our works. Jesus and Paul were men of great faith and they lived to please God. Paul even said, “imitate me as I imitate Christ.” They never took the grace of God for granted.

      Thank you so much beloved in Christ, for the insightful and meaningful contribution. Blessings 🙏❤️

  2. Well said–thanks

  3. Continue building on Jesus Sister.

    In my confession and repentance to saints, it is easy for me in the flesh to find fault, blinded by the beam in my eye. Yet dying to flesh, I surrender, and lean not on my own understanding and Trust only in Him.

    Creator of all, who all are underneath Him.

    And then I get back to His business in His Spirit. O so marvelous and wonderful is He, our Bride-groom.

    “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his.

    And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

    But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.”

    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:19-20‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    http://bible.com/1/2ti.2.19-20.kjv

    • laurabon says:

      Thank you so much for the contribution. I really love the beautiful and refreshing Scripture. God bless you always 🙏❤️

  4. Great post, there are too many users with silvery tongues who know how to manipulate others in their life to get what they want. To me Love has just become another four letter word it is very abusive and creates much confusion and hurt among the gullible. Too many know the subtle ways of deception and mind games. God and Jesus can see through all of this for there is no hiding. True Love Soul Love has energy, a pure energy it is a divinity within the Soul very different from the word or the thought of love which is empty and meaningless. Blessings Laura

    • laurabon says:

      Thank you so much for the beautiful words of wisdom and inspiration. So many people have truly mastered the art of deception, especially in the area of love, but God sees the heart.

      It is very unfortunate, indeed, because love is so pure, so fresh and so powerful. It should not be a tool for deception. Grace and blessings to you always 🙏❤️

  5. Betty Jo/ The Journey says:

    God Word tell us in 1 John 4:1 BELOVED, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. We who are True believers will know that God’s word speaks Truth, and Action will be backed up; when that time comes. But then too even Satan knows God’s Word and will try to use it too manipulate God’s Children as he did in the Garden of Eden. As you shared we will know by their fruits, meaning their Actions. Are we doing the Will of God? His Commandments: Love ye One another, Forgive those who has hurt us, Take care of the Seek, and the Poor not looking for anything name, are applauds. And knowing that there truly is a Heaven and a Hell. And God is a All-Knowing God. I ask Jesus Christ to Renew my Mind and Heart Daily. God Bless you and thank you for sharing. Agape!! Shalom!! ((Hugs))

    • laurabon says:

      Amen, my friend. Thank you so much for the very informative and insightful contribution. Yes, even Satan knows God’s word and will try to use it to manipulate God’s children.

      Believers are supposed to shine as salt of this earth, but so many no longer believe that fruits are necessary. May God help us to escape the snares of the enemy, as He leads us to the place of victory, over the flesh. Blessings 🙏❤️

  6. Betty Jo/ The Journey says:

    ((Hugs)) God have Mercy on us!! \0/\0/ ((All)) 🙂

  7. So true and relevant (to me).

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