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Deny Him: What did Jesus say About Deny Him

Jesus spoke about the consequences of denying Him in the Gospels, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging Him before others as a sign of true discipleship. One of the most direct references can be found in the Gospel of Matthew:

Bible Verse:

Matthew 10:32-33 (ESV)

“So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”

Three Main Takeaways:

  1. The Importance of Public Faith:
  • Jesus emphasizes the importance of not only believing in Him but also publicly acknowledging that belief. It suggests that faith is not a private matter but should be evident in one’s public life and declarations. This public acknowledgement of Christ is a testament to one’s genuine faith and loyalty to Him.
  1. The Eternal Consequences:
  • The passage highlights the eternal stakes involved in acknowledging or denying Jesus. Being acknowledged or denied by Jesus before the Father in heaven points to the eternal significance of our earthly stance towards Christ. This underscores the gravity of our relationship with Jesus, not just for our lives on earth but for our eternal destiny.
  1. The Call to Courageous Discipleship:
  • This teaching calls Christians to courageous discipleship, encouraging believers to stand firm in their faith even in the face of persecution, ridicule, or pressure to conform to secular society. It is a reminder that following Jesus may involve challenging decisions and actions, but the eternal rewards far outweigh earthly consequences.

In summary, Jesus’ words about denying Him challenge believers to reflect on the depth and visibility of their faith. It calls for a courageous, public affirmation of one’s faith in Jesus, fully aware of the eternal significance such a stance holds.

Author

  • Greg Gaines

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