A few years ago, a CBC poll asked, “should the word God be in Canada’s national anthem?” Eighty six percent said “yes”. Fourteen percent said “no”. This is surprising, since according to the General Social Survey, only twenty one percent of Canadians aged fifteen and over attend a religious service at least once a week. So, eighty six percent of respondents want the word God in our national anthem, but less than twenty five percent of Canadians attend church on a regular basis. It’s one thing to mouth mental assent to something, quite another to really believe it. This mental dichotomy is even more serious when it pertains to our relationship with God. Paul the Apostle wrote, “…if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved..” True biblical faith is believing with the heart, and then living out what we confess.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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