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The Fruit & Proofs of Authentic Christianity

The following is taken from the MacArthur Study Bible.  This is good to show people who profess to be going to heaven, disciples of Christ while living in blatant sin.  I have been encountering such people much lately in evangelism.

  1. Love for God (Psalm 42:1; 73:25; Luke 10:27; Romans 8:7)
  2. Repentance from Sin (Psalm 32:5; Proverbs 28:13; Romans 7:14; 2 Corinthians 7:10; 1 John 1:8-10)
  3. Genuine Humility (Psalm 51:17; Matthew 5:1-12; James 4:6, 9)
  4. Devotion to God’s Glory (Psalm 105:3; 115:1; Isaiah 43:7; 48:10; Jeremiah 9:23-24; 1 Corinthians 10:31)
  5. Continual Prayer (Luke 18:1; Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6; 1 Timothy 2:1-4; James 5:16-18)
  6. Selfless Love (1 John 2:9; 3:14; 4:7)
  7. Separation from the World (1 Corinthians 2:12; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15-17; 5:5)
  8. Spiritual Growth (Luke 8:15; John 15:1-6; Ephesians 4:12-16)
  9. Obedient Living (Matthew 7:21; John 15:14; Romans 16:26; 1 Peter 1:2, 22; 1 John 2:3-5)
  10. Hunger for God’s Word (1 Peter 2:1-3)
  11. Transformation of Life (2 Corinthians 5:17)

And I would add a few more to that including holding firmly to sound doctrine (1 Timothy 4:16; 2 Timothy 2:13-14; 1 John 4:1-6; 5:2; 2 John 9) and to forsaking a life of sin (John 5:14; 8:11; Romans 6:1-4, 11-14; 8:12-17; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 12:21-13:5; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15-16; 1 John 2:1-2; 3:4-10).  I know that some would see repentance as forsaking a life of sin and I would agree but I believe that this point is not clear in the MacArthur Study Bible.  

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