Reflections on the Holy Scripture

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The important bit is, "And the house of the one who swears falsely by My name". This house, the Scripture indicates, will be cursed. The truth of the matter is that it seems possible for someone to be deceived into loving God even though he really doesn't. It obviously isn't enough to go to church or give offerings. However, here it also shows that it isn't enough to simply proclaim God's name.

In other words, I can go out there and say, "Yes, I believe in the Lord God," but that doesn't say anything about my faith. I use to cling to the desperation that perhaps if I were simply a public Christian rather than a private one that it would mean something to God, but here, being a public Christian is by itself worthless! James indicates the same thing, along with verses in John.

Such people are considered "cursed" by God and will be "expelled". This is how important it is to make God a heart issue. Knowing about God is not the same as knowing God.

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