Matthew 3:9 What Counts

Matthew 3:9 (KJV)
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

It’s not that God would consider making children of Abraham out of stones; it’s meant to show how much value one ought to make out of their heritage. Even the Jewish people, who have historically been among the proudest of their heritage and have paid a huge price for it, have no real merit on which to stand because of it. 

All that really counts is our relationship with a God. 

  • Do we know Him?
  • Do we hear His voice?
  • Are we prone to obey and follow Him?
  • Do we love Him?

So far as eternity is concerned, a rock has as much chance of heaven as a Jew, (or any other ethnicity for that matter) if all the soul relies upon is his family. 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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