10 Ways To Know That You Are Probably NOT Really Saved (or at least that you are not a Bible believing Christian)
21 Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, “Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out devils and do many wonderful works?” 23 Then I will declare to them, “I never knew you. Depart from me you who practice lawlessness (anomia – Gr., #458 – the condition 0f without law or being ignorant of it).” –Matthew 7:21-23
1 But know this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, without self-control, savage, despisers of those that are good, 4 traitors, reckless, conceited, loving pleasure rather than lovers of God; 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. From such people turn away. –2 Timothy 3:1-5
1. You don’t think water baptism is important
2. You (women) think that you have the right to decide about your body (demonic) regarding abortion
3. You (women) don’t believe it is necessary to have your heads covered in church
4. You have no problem associating with members of the LBGTQ
5. You have no problem associating with sinful members of the church
6. You have no problem with participating in worldly entertainment
7. You have no problem watching secular television and movies (at the very least, the most offensive ones)
8. You participate in the political process
9. You send your children to public school (private and Christian school not much better)
10. You don’t believe in the inerrancy of the Word of God
True Christianity wasn’t always as complicated as it is today. And in actuality it really isn’t that complicated it’s just our interpretations of it that have made it complicated. When the concept of salvation through Jesus Christ was first revealed to Gentile believers, aside from being somewhat of a shock to the Apostles and Jewish believers, it was actually quite simple, both in definition and in practice.
When the Apostles and Elders in Jerusalem heard that Gentiles were being converted to Christianity they consulted the Holy Spirit on how to proceed and then decided on only four things that Gentiles, who were turning to Christ, needed to do in order to live a successful Christian life. This account can be found in Acts 15.
Paul and Barnabas had seen conversions to Christianity by Gentiles. Then some men, Jewish believers, came down form Judea and began teaching that Gentile converts needed to be circumcised according to the Law of Moses or they couldn’t be saved. Paul and Barnabas disagreed and ultimately went to the Apostles and Elders in Jerusalem for clarification on this matter.
When they arrived in Jerusalem they were well received and told all about the work that the Holy Spirit was doing in the Gentile community. James, being the leader of the Church in Jerusalem stood up after all had spoken and quoted the prophets:
After this I will return, and I will rebuild the fallen tent of David; I will rebuild its ruins and restore it, so that the rest of humanity may seek the Lord, namely, all the Gentiles I have called to be my own, says the Lord, who makes these things known from long ago. –Acts 15:16-18
James, the leader of the Church in Jerusalem decided, along with the Apostles, Elders, and the Holy Spirit, that in light of this new phenomenon of Gentile conversion that no additional burdens should be placed on Gentile believers except for the following four things.
- Abstain from meat sacrificed to idols
- From blood
- From food that has been strangled
- Sexual immorality
These were the four things that Gentile Christians had to do to live a successful Christian life. Then, of course, there was the actual definition of what was required to be saved. This account can be found in Acts 16 when Paul and Silas are thrown into prison and their encounter with the Philippian jailer.
And he brought them outside and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and your household.” Then they spoke the Word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. At that hour of the night he took them and washed their wounds (Paul and Silas had been beaten and thrown into prison). And immediately he and all his family were baptized. —Acts 16:30-33
Deflecting is never a good sign. If that is what you do, then you don’t get it. Instead of taking the time to research an issue and ask questions, you immediately break into, “well you don’t….. either,” or something like that. That is borderline close to a severe demonic issue. Whether demonic possession or the inability to the correctly hear the Spirit of God, deflecting is a bad sign.