Dear friends and family, I BEG of you to take a minute and read this important post…
If you are claiming to be a Christian which means a follower of Christ, are you following Christ? Are you showing true signs of genuine saving faith? This is one of the most important questions you can with the utmost seriousness ask yourself.
The Bible encourages us to examine ourselves to see if we are truly “in the faith” (2 Corinthians 13:5), “Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you– unless indeed you fail the test?”
If you are claiming to be a Christian, a follower of Christ I ask you to examine yourself. Ask yourself a few questions and be 100% honest with yourself, this is between you and God and does you absolutely no good to be dishonest…
1) Do you love God?
2) Do you desire to spend time with God?
3) Does your life indicate you love God rather than the world?
4) Are you obedient to God’s Word?
5) Do you desire to read, study, and hear God’s Word daily?
6) Would other believers say you walk in the light, or walk in the darkness?
7) Do you demonstrate love for other Christians?
8) Do you love to fellowship with other believers?
9) Do you see living like the world or partaking in worldly things as sin?
10) Can you share the gospel with me?
PLEASE don’t just skim over these questions and say yeah, I do that… Seriously consider the questions, seriously examine yourself. Matthew 7:21-23 tells us that there are many who on that day will cry out Lord, Lord, who believe they are Christians and Christ will declare to them that He never knew them and will cast them into outer darkness for ALL eternity.
1 John has a lot to say as we read, (1:6) “If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.” Or (2:4), “The one who says, ‘I have come to know Him’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” Or (2:15), “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
I ask you to again carefully examine yourself in light of the questions and scripture.
In love, I write this to you…