5 Daily Devotional Friday

“They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ but there is no peace” (Jeremiah 6:14).

A false prophet will scratch the religious itch of the masses with words they want to hear; offering to them a false sense of security. In their messaging, no accountability is required, no repentance necessary, no call to conversion, no new birth accomplished and, thus, no salvation experienced. Coming down the aisle of a church, filling out a membership card, and being baptized are inadequate and un-atoning substitutes for a life committed to following Jesus. When someone has actually entered into that pursuit, the desire to join with God’s people and to be initiated into the life of faith through baptism cannot be restrained. However, until such actions are precipitated by an actual conversion, it’s just misleading religious pretense.

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