Would you be described as sincere in your faith?
Would you be described as sincere in your faith? 2 Timothy 1:5 (NIV) I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. It is not how conservatively well behaved we are. It is not whether we listen to good Christian music and have nice safe Christian tastes in clothes and accessories. It is not even measured by whether we have a deep grasp of theology and have great apologetics on why we believe and what we believe. It is not even how much we have achieved in our ministry. Now, there is nothing wrong with any of the above. In fact, it would be great if you have all the above. But these are not the true measure of the sincerity of our faith, though they may provide some indicators. The sincerity of our faith is measured by the commitment we have in our hearts to Christ. Basically it means a genuine, authentic faith. The real stuff. To get to the real stuff, we have to strip away all our outer layer of Christianese. What are we going to find there?