Why do you Say AMEN?

The word “amen” comes from a Hebrew root which in its various verbal forms can mean: To support, to be loyal, to be certain, and to place faith in. When we say, “Amen” we are saying: yes, before God I agree with that, it is established, I believe that to be true, I want that to be so.


We see through scripture the words verily, verily I say. Many Christians today say amen. I am a bit considered though because I wonder if they actually know what they are saying amen to? We use it our worship we use it in a sermon and when we hear a testimony, we say amen allot. Are we using it in the right way? Just because something sounds spiritual doesn’t mean that one should say amen.

Now if you are in total agreement with what you heard then I can see why a person would say amen. Which means so be it. But I refuse to say amen to anything unless it comes directly from the word of God which means this.

In 2 Timothy 3:12-14 it say’s Indeed, all who desire to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil me ad impostors go from bad too worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in the things you have learned and firmly believed, since you know from whom you learned them . Now let’s say that you know this verse but one day you happen to hear someone explain it totally wrong, and you knew what they were saying was wrong. How in good conscious could you even say amen to it? That’s the point I am making we just can’t go around agreeing to what people do when reciting the word of God.  If it’s wrong don’t say amen, for when you do you are saying that you are in total complete agreement with them.

We already know that man will change scripture to suit his own agenda so why agree? That is why we must study the word. Your challenge today moving forward is this; don’t always be so quick to say amen when it’s not correct. For those who chose and think it’s not big of an idea you should give thought to why you use God’s word on something that is not right.



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