Psalm 86:5 For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all who call upon You. (NASB2020)
It all begins with believing His word, and your trusting in what He has told you in it, enough to make that call upon Him.
He then prepares you for life, and when evil arrives all around you; then your trust in Him, who has made you and who gave Himself for you, in order that you may have freedom from this evil — He in whom you trust is your continued deliverance. The Holy Spirit is Christ’s promise to those who accept His deliverance from sin and its impact on your world. He the Holy Spirit is your teacher. Yet today many within the churches of America don’t even know that there is a Holy Spirit. The following report in the Christian Post, reveals our situation with its results in a survey that was conducted and reported on by the Arizona Christian University.
“Of an estimated 176 million American adults who identify as Christian, just 6% or 15 million of them actually hold a biblical worldview, a new study from Arizona Christian University shows.
The finding was published by the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian University in its recently released American Worldview Inventory, an annual survey that evaluates the worldview of the U.S. adult population. Conducted in February, the survey included a nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults.
The study shows, in general, that while a majority of America’s self-identified Christians, including many who identify as evangelical, believe that God is all-powerful, all-knowing and is the Creator of the universe, more than half reject a number of biblical teachings and principles, including the existence of the Holy Spirit.
Strong majorities also errantly believe that all religious faiths are of equal value, people are basically good and that people can use acts of goodness to earn their way into Heaven. The study further showed that majorities don’t believe in moral absolutes; consider feelings, experience, or the input of friends and family as their most trusted sources of moral guidance; and say that having faith matters more than which faith you pursue. (“Most adult U.S. Christians don’t believe Holy Spirit is real: Study,” by Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter, Christian Post, October 1, 2021)”
So what is your worldview? If the Holy Spirit is our teacher, just how can Christians, who don’t know Him, or even know of Him, expect to be lead in these evil days. Your worldview will tell the story of your life when the books are opened at the judgment. You either walk in His (Jesus) truth, as it is presented you by Him through His indwelling Holy Spirit; or you believe Him, but walk in your own strength, and in your own understanding. Which is it?
Jesus said the way is straight and the gate is narrow that leads to eternal life, and few there be that find it. Your world view must be biblical, as taught you by His Spirit. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Without Him we can do nothing of any significance to Him. Our walk is in the Spirit.