Say or Do
Copyright © May 16, 2011
by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
All Rights Reserved.
Which is more important -- the things you say or the things you do?
Say: Do you say you believe in Jesus and that He is alive right now in heaven?
Do: In the past year how many people have you told that you are a Christian?
Say: Do you say you believe the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation?
Do: Have you ever read the entire Bible to learn its truth and eternal wisdom?
Say: Do you say you believe that when you die you will go to heaven?
Do: At least once a week do you go to church to receive fresh inspiration?
If you donít fellowship with the people in church at least one day in seven,
then why would you want to spend eternity with those people in heaven?
One day every one of us will stand before God seated on His Throne.
Some of us will pass into heaven but some of us into hell will be thrown.
Reference Scripture Verses
Matthew 21:28-31 - "What do you think? There was a man who had two sons.
"He went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work today in the vineyard.'
" 'I will not,' he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
"Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing.
"He answered, 'I will, sir,' but he did not go.
"Which of the two did what his father wanted?"
"The first," they answered.
2 Timothy 2:15 - Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
James 1:22 - Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
Mathew 7:21-27 - "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."
Matthew 13:40-43 - "As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father."
Romans: 14:10-12 - For we will all stand before God's judgment seat. It is written: " 'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.' " So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
Revelation 20:11-15 - Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
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