Mark 16 in the New Testament recounts the resurrection of Jesus and His appearance to several of His followers. His disciples didn't believe those who claimed to have seen Him.|
In verse 14, Jesus appears to the disciples and tells them off for their unbelief in what they were told and gives them their mission.
Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Jesus then tells them the key to salvation:
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Okay, I've got that part covered and have been on the side of belief as long as I can remember. I call myself a believer, but apparently, I've fallen short.
Once again, I have rushed past an important part of believing and I'm afraid it's too late for me to fit the description. How do I know this? Christ's own words in this chapter of Mark have pointed it out to me.
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Obviously, I am NOT a believer. What now?
Edited by flicka (01/26/11 02:32 PM)
"A lot of things were acceptable--until we stopped accepting it." -- Al Sharpton '12