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does it mean to obey God?
It means we
do our best to do what God tells us in the Bible.
then say: If we have to obey God and do what the Bible says, I guess
that means we can't have fun any more.
exactly the opposite is true. Evangelical Christians have more fun
and are the most happy. The closer a Christian follows the Bible,
the less stressed out they are and happier they are. Overall 99%
of Evangelical Christians say they are happy. Those who believe
in the philosophy of eat, drink and be merry -- atheists -- are
the least happy and most stressed out group of people. In other
words, if we follow God's plan we are more likely to find happiness.
If we follow man's plan (human wisdom), we are more likely to have
a stressed out life.
So just looking
at the results, looking at what works, Evangelical Christianity
(believing the Bible is true and obeying God) is the way to personal
happiness and less stress in your life. If you want to have fun,
be a Bible-believing Evangelical Christian!
What does it
mean to obey God? Does this mean we need to obey all the rules and
laws in the Bible?
this question for us:
came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying,
'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of
God is at hand; repent
and believe in the gospel.'"
(Mark 1:14-15 NASB)
Obeying God means we repent
and we accept and believe what God is telling us (the gospel).
God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."
means we believe in Jesus as our Lord and savior.
replied, 'The most important commandment
is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord.
And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your
soul, all your mind, and all your strength. The second is equally
important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment
is greater than these.'" (Mark 12;29-31 NLT)
means that we love God and one another,
and that our actions show our love for one another (see James 2:14-26).
therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them
to observe all that I commanded you" (Matthew 28:19-20
means that we are not to keep the good news to ourselves. We are
to share it with others.
all those laws in the Bible? Obeying God does not mean we need
to obey all the laws in the Bible. The Bible is a progressive revelation
of God. As history progressed God revealed more about Himself and
how we should relate to Him. For example, some of the laws in the
Old Testament have to do with ceremonial practices that were no
longer necessary once Jesus died for our sins.
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