Whether I am a Lutheran, Catholic, Jehovahs Witness, Mormon Jew or any other religion I can play the part quite well. As a matter of fact most of us can. I can be regular at my places of worship, give generously , teach sunday school, read my
bible in private and in public. I am able to lead a reasonably clean lifestyle with a minimum of sin. I can fool myself or anybody I encounter. My elders are pleased with my performance and give me much credit. However there is one area that I get cornered every time. It is "What Do I Believe About Christ" I have only the choice of believer or a non believer , I cannot fool even myself in this area and for sure I cannot fool God. God sure must have a lot of wisdom because he nails us down to choose one or the other. Years ago I was annoyed at how often the Bible mentioned the importance of being a believer in Jesus , it seemed too simple, no works required initially. No religions required. Now I see God's wisdom in everything hinging on being a believer first and all good Christian works are an add-on and not a requirement.
I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and I accept him as my Lord and Savior and I ask that he will forgive my sins and seal me for eternal life as promised in the New Testament. Any additional good works I do will just be a bonus.
I look forward to any comments you may have. Thanks