One of my biggest soap box speeches on Christianity is that it is practical! I really do believe that is why most people don’t follow Christ. If you do what Jesus commanded, you are saved from eternal damnation. Lovely. Over the last couple of weeks this personal notion has evolved into; Christianity is SIMPLE. By replacing practical with simple we are able to rest on the strong foundation and strength of the Gospel message.
Practicality seems to imply that there is a list of tasks to complete, and while there is Jesus’ command to His disciples (Matthew 28:19, 20; Matthew 22:37-40) we must understand that after we accept Christ, He has done is full work within us. Confess with your heart, repent your sins, and believe that Jesus walked on earth and rose again and you have obtained salvation and the full work that the Gospel set out to accomplish.
Hebrews 13:9 says, “Your hearts should be strengthened by God’s grace, not by obeying rules.”
Don’t deny the full work of the gospel in your life. The ultimate goal is salvation, and as believers we are already steeped with grace. Works won’t get you salvation only the belief in Christ. Christianity is simple. Believe unwavering, strive to honor God by honoring your belief in Christ and the message he shared with us.