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“Living Sacrifices”

Categories: GOD, HEAVEN & HELL, RELATIONSHIPS
     How do we tell if we are ready to be killed for our faith in God and automatically know that we will go to heaven?

Sincerely,
Martyr In Training

Dear Martyr In Training,

Though some Christians are placed in a position where they are killed for their faith, God doesn't command all Christians to die for Him – instead, He tells us to be living sacrifices (Rom 12:1).  We need to live our lives in a way that is faithful until death... not faithfully seeking death (Rev 2:10).  We are even told to pray for a quiet life of godliness if at all possible (1 Tim 2:2).  If we must forfeit our lives for Christ, so be it.  But we don't go seeking violence.