“Who Are These People?”
They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, and disqualified for any good work. Titus 1:16
“Who are these people,” that profess to KNOW God, but deny Him by their works? They are the UNBELIEVERS who live detestable, disobedient, and defiled lives, yet they possess a HEAD-KNOWLEDGE of God. They KNOW about God, but they DON’T KNOW God.
Some people will go to church, and walk the aisle and say a prayer, because they KNOW that is a part of the SALVATION process and that is what they are supposed to do to receive SALVATION. However, they are missing the MAIN PART of the SALVATION process, which is NECESSARY in order to gain SALVATION, which is having a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. KNOWING what is required of the SALVATION process, and ACTUALLY possessing what is NEEDED are two different things.
If an unbeliever KNOWS that they need to do certain things in order to obtain SALVATION, but they are lacking the NECESSARY part, a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, they can carry out all the other actions and still be LOST.
Romans 10:9 says: “If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and BELIEVE in your HEART that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” It is NOT enough just to KNOW it, you MUST BELIEVE IT IN YOUR HEART!!
SALVATION is a HEART THING, MANY people will miss Heaven by about fourteen inches, the distance between the mind and the heart. They KNOW all about it, but it is not in their HEART. So they are deceived into believing that they are saved, when in all actuality they are still LOST, and NOTHING has changed in their lives, they go back to their OLD SINFUL ways, but believing a big fat lie. 2Corinthians 5:17 says: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW creation. The OLD has passed away; behold, the NEW has come.” This is a TRUE litmus test for whether a person genuinely possess SALVATION.
If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God or have been deceived into believing that you have, because you KNOW what to do, but you were missing the NECESSARY element of a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, and are LIVING or PRACTICING a sinful life. God is giving you the opportunity NOW, to come to Him with that TRUE REPENTANT HEART and CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be TRULY SAVED. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!