Nowadays, it is very common to hear that people have their beliefs and are “committed” to them, but declare themselves “non-practicing”.
Someone who is “non-practicing”, as the term suggests, is someone who does not put into practice the knowledge they have and are not committed. Within religion, this term has grown the most lately. I myself was a “non-practicing Catholic”, because, this term was already quite common 38 years ago.
Today, unfortunately, we find:
– NON-PRACTICING husbands;
– NON-PRACTICING wives;
– NON-PRACTICING children;
– NON-PRACTICING parents;
– NON-PRACTICING employees;
– NON-PRACTICING athletes;
– NON-PRACTICING gym members;
– NON-PRACTICING diet followers;
– NON-PRACTICING politicians;
– NON-PRACTICING professionals;
– NON-PRACTICING pastors, etc.
The list goes on…
However, what caught my attention the most was that this practice has always existed and was reproached by Jesus many times. He teaches us to abandon this way of life, because in addition to not getting us anywhere, it causes us to throw away what is most important: SALVATION.
The number of ” NON -RACTICING CHRISTIANS ” has grown considerably, and the explanation for this is the lack of sacrificial FAITH that we preach and live at The Universal Church.
Without this FAITH, how can we practice the WORD OF GOD? How can we forgive the same person that insists on wronging us 490 times? How can we love someone who persecutes us, and pray (for God to bless and not kill) our enemies? How can we put our ENTIRE life on the Altar of God and have the complete confidence that His will is perfect and will improve our lives?
This is why Jesus said:
“But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.” Luke 6.49
“Then one said to Him, “Lord, are there few who are saved?” And He said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’ then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.’ But He will say, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.’ There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out.” Luke 13.23-28
Whoever does NOT PRACTICE the Word of God will end up PRACTICING iniquity.
Think about this!