How can a person say they love the Bible, when they live like they never picked it up?

United States
August 16, 2016 2:26pm CST
I've seen this scenario several times recently. One example I personally know of is where a relative of mine is so very religious, yet she knowingly buys stolen "hot" items off the street. She claims she loves the Bible and God but regularly leaves her children home alone every other night to be with different men.
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@1creekgirl (8350)
• United States
16 Aug 16
It would be good if you would expand your post.
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• United States
16 Aug 16
Are you saying you need more details?
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@Genipher (5122)
• United States
16 Aug 16
@itslikethistome Discussions are generally supposed to be more than a one-liner.
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• United States
16 Aug 16
@Genipher I was thinking that persons would/could build on one liners.....
@Genipher (5122)
• United States
16 Aug 16
I suppose this is why Jesus told us we would be known by our fruits. And that not every person that claims to be a Christian will really be a follower of Yahweh. (Matthew 7:16-23) If you haven't read it, I think you'd like the book by Kyle Idleman, not a fan He talks about the differences between being a fan of Jesus and a follower. He really opened up my eyes to how lukewarm we Christians can be.
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• United States
16 Aug 16
I believe you or another MyLotter brought this person and their book to my attention by sharing a link with me as well. I found that this phrase "not a fan, but a follower of Jesus Christ" is intriguing to say the least because it forces a us as Christians to do "spiritual checks and balances" on ourselves. That phrase reminded me of the verse found at James 1:22 which says: "However, become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving ourselves/yourselves with false reasoning." I opened the link but did not find any excerpts to the book. Can you share some points of interest from the book with this thread?
• United States
16 Aug 16
I was thinking too, that true Christians have to put up a hard spiritual fight for the faith and always keep or consider God's thoughts rather than the thinking of ourself or others (Proverbs 3:5,6). I've always believed that if you're going to be a strong christian, you will times have to stand alone because of taking a stance for what's right from God's standpoint.
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