6117. There's nothing in the physical realm that's not proven in the spiritual. JG
One step shy
While necessary for salvation, profession of faith in Jesus and Scripture is not the whole process. The "believers" in Samaria needed to receive the Holy Spirit to complete the transaction. When they did, the Holy Spirit "changed" demonstrably those who were saved. The others, like Simon the Magician, were pretenders.
It's amazing how our generation takes shortcuts to preach the gospel. We ignore God's word on the subject of salvation to convince people that change and evidence are optional. In effect, we produce spiritual offspring who ignore God's word just as we do. It's right to call that discipleship, but wrong to think God has a part in it.
Thank You, God, that salvation is Yours and not something man contrived.
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