Visit What if i’m … pretending? and watch the videos and listen to the sermons.
“The churches are full of “professing Christians,” but WHAT IF? What if some of them, some of you, are pretending?
I would highly encourage you to take the time to listen to this hour long, well-worth-it message. Consider the gravity of this message, have your older children listen to it, pass it on to others. This is so very important!
I was one of those people who “thought” I was saved b/c I prayed a prayer. I was one of those who when I questioned my salvation was told, “If you were sincere when you prayed that prayer, then you were saved all those years ago,” even though there was NO fruit in my life. No one said EXAMINE YOURSELF against Scripture, everyone just assumed I was saved because I could talk the talk, and when compared with others in the church, I looked and acted the part. I was even asked to write articles in a Christian publication because I “appeared” to be a good Christian.
But, deep down, I knew I wasn’t real. I “thought” I was saved in 1993. It was 7 years later before I truly turned my life over to God and started following Him with my whole heart, not just giving Him occasional lip service.”
Please examine yourself.
2 Cor 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you — unless, of course, you fail the test? NIV