Anyone can confess with their mouth that they're a Christian, but the Bible says if we don't do what God tells us to we're a liar. (1 John 2:4-6- Someone may say, “I am a Christian; I am on my way to heaven; I belong to Christ.” But if he doesn’t do what Christ tells him to, he is a liar. But those who do what Christ tells them to will learn to love God more and more. That is the way to know whether or not you are a Christian. Anyone who says he is a Christian should live as Christ did.) A lot of people go around saying "I love God" and many actually think they do, but how can anyone truly love God and enjoy sinning. How can anyone say they love God, but when it's time to repent and turn from sin they get mad? (Matthew 15:8-‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me.) How can anyone say they love God, but they don't obey His commandments. (John 14:15-“If you love me, obey my commandments.) How can anyone say they love God, but they really love the world? (1 John 2:15- Stop loving this evil world and all that it offers you, for when you love these things you show that you do not really love God.) (James 4:4- You are like an unfaithful wife who loves her husband’s enemies. Don’t you realize that making friends with God’s enemies—the evil pleasures of this world—makes you an enemy of God? I say it again, that if your aim is to enjoy the evil pleasure of the unsaved world, you cannot also be a friend of God.) Don't you realize that you either love God or the devil, there's no in-between, nobody can have 2 masters. The devil is the evil prince of this world which is why God tells us not to love the world. (Matthew 6:24-“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.) Do you not realize why people hated Jesus, it's because they loved the world and the devil was their master. So if you're a Christian why is it that people are so accepting to you, can they even see Christ in you or are you blending in with them? (1 John 3:12-13- We are not to be like Cain, who belonged to Satan and killed his brother. Why did he kill him? Because Cain had been doing wrong and he knew very well that his brother’s life was better than his. So don’t be surprised, dear friends, if the world hates you.) God has set Christians apart for a reason, our light is supposed to shine on darkness. Where is your light? Why can't anyone see it? Is it because you're also in the dark? How can you preach about God if you're still doing the same sinful, worldly things they're doing? Who do they have to look up to if you're in the dark just like them? God doesn't like lukewarm Christians. (Revelation 3:15-16- “I know you well—you are neither hot nor cold; I wish you were one or the other! But since you are merely lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth!) Don't you know that Christians are the light of the world? (Matthew 5:14-16- You are the world’s light—a city on a hill, glowing in the night for all to see. Don’t hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father.) How can your good deeds show if you don't even have any good deeds to show? Can people see Christ in you or do you just call yourself a Christian because it sounds good?
When I think about how close I was to dying in my sins I can't help but praise God for giving me another chance to do His will. Like seriously once you're in hell you're gonna have so many regrets about not living for God & burning & being tortured forever. Just thinking about how close I was to going to hell just makes me cry sometimes. God's mercy is so real. You get so blinded being in the world that you don't even realize that the devil is after your soul. Many people even the old me would say "Oh yeah I'm a Christian" but how when I wasn't obeying God. I was a liar & that wasn't true at all. On Judgement Day many will say Lord Lord & God will say ‘You have never been mine. Go away, for your deeds are evil.’ (Matthew 7:22-23) Do you wanna live for God now or wish you lived for God after you're already eternally separated from Him. Thank God I finally chose now to serve God and do His will for my life.