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Are We An“Imitation”or“Genuine”Believer?
Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com
Imitation:“to be like in appearance; made to resemble something else, usually something superior or genuine”Genuine:“really being what it is said to be; true; authentic; sincere; without hypocrisy”
Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com
Self-examination is critical for the faithful child of God. Continualscrutinizationmust take place to avoid having a counterfeit faith
Is sanctified by the Spirit of God1 Peter 1:2Apostles preached repentance and forgivenessLuke 24:46-49Baptized for remission of sinsActs 2:38Acts 2:47
Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com
Is a redeemed person through the sprinkling of the blood of Christ1 Peter 1:18-19Romans 6:16-18John 8:32Calls upon God with the knowledge that His Father will judge him in the last day1 Peter 1:17; Hebrews 4:13
Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com
Is a child of obedience1 Peter 1:14Is one who endeavors to beholy as God is holy1 Peter 1:15-16Galatians 2:20
Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com
Possesses a living hopewhich anchors his life1 Peter 1:3Does not fashion his life throughthe lusts of this world in ignorance1 Peter 1:14Romans 12:1-2
Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com
Purifies his soul1 Peter 1:221 John 8-9Loves his brethren witha love that is unfeigned1 Peter 1:22
Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com
A real believer fears God1 Peter 1:17Recognizes that God is the judgeReverences and respects God’s WordUnderstands that God is a consuming fireUnderstands that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God
Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com
Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com
God knows if you are“genuine”, the real thing, or just an “imitation” or a hypocrite. It would be good that we also know which one we are. If we are “imitation”, then we need to be transformed into the“real thing”
Judgment is “genuine”

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