Dabbled?

I saw a news article where a celebrity was quoted as saying they dabbled in born-again Christianity for a while, but it just didn’t work out for them. And it seems there are thousands who “dabble” in it as well, however the truth is – authentic Christianity is not something you can dabble in. As I keep telling people, it’s either all or nothing!

Jesus said in John 10:27-28, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”

The Apostle John spoke of those kind of people who “dabble” with faith in God. “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.” (1 John 2:19)

Just like one can’t join the army and say, “I just want to try it out for a bit”. If you join the army, you completely join the army, and they control your life. The same is true with Christianity. If we truly believe in God, that will change our lives forever, and nothing can change that.

Obviously, we can wander away from God and allow sin to separate us for a time, but all true believers in Jesus Christ will be brought back to Him either through punishment for disobeying Him or through our own remorse and repentance. You don’t “dabble” in Christianity! Those who claim to have “tried” it, never really fully surrendered their lives to God and never fully gave up control to Him!

Author: Joshua Goodling

Joshua Goodling is a terminal cancer survivor, speaker, and author. His messages, books, and writings have inspired and encouraged people all over the world. Follow the link at the top of the site to visit his website: http://www.joshuagoodling.com.