"There's a delusion that says you can go to heaven without believing in Jesus Christ." Pastor M.L. Hadsell.
Are you familiar with the game The Honest and Dishonest Guard? If not, here's how it goes: there's a room with two doors. One door is the exit, the other door leads you to a place that will kill you. Placed at both of these doors are guards, one always tells the truth, the other always tells a lie--but you don't know which is which. You are allowed to ask ONE question to either guard to determine which door is the exit. What question would you ask?
This game is actually a reality of our walk as Christians. We have two doors: life and death. And at these two doors are guards. One always tells the truth, the other always lies. Our quest is to figure out the door that leads to life.
We are dealing with a guard who is very good at lying. Good liars are only good at lying because of the consistency in lying. (Tongue twister, huh?) However, we've also been given a tool to know which guard to approach. John 14:7 tells us that we've been given the Spirit of Truth who will remind us of all that Jesus taught, and will lead us. So, as Christians, we should never doubt we have truth inside of us--because it's promised by Jesus.
What does this matter, you might ask? It means everything. This is what we must listen to every day we are alive. If we don't tap into hearing the Holy Spirit, we won't know truth and we will be led astray. We must grow in the Word of God so that His voice is more apparent than the one that leads us astray. Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
if you want to live free of a lie, and you want to know which door to go to, take time and practice diligence in being in the Word of God.
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