Maturity in Christ and years of studying the bible have lead me to this conclusion. Unfortunately there is a huge problem in churches across America, feel good gospel with no depth. They want to be happy, enjoy life and just get through this life and graduate to heaven, forgetting the reason they are here on this earth. I feel great sorrow over those that believe they are saved but have no evidence of their faith.
Again, I agree with you. Keep it up.
I will add only one point. You said: “I feel great sorrow over those that believe they are saved but have no evidence of their faith.”
The real tragedy is that others have no evidence of their faith. That is to say, a Christian needs no good works to secure his or her salvation. It is all accomplished in Christ. Nor does a Christian need further evidence of saving faith than the testimony of God Himself, i.e., the Gospel. However, the world badly needs the good works that must of necessity proceed from saving faith. Or, to put it another way, our neighbors need the love of God that flows from one who first was loved by God. Thus God would have us love our neighbor as He has loved us.
Blessings to you this day.
You’re conclusion is one that I also agree with
Is there something fundamentally wrong with being happy and enjoying life? I don’t want to get into a debate, just curious about your views.