Please understand that our sincere motive in this message is a genuine concern for the people of our communities. Therefore, it is essential that we speak the truth about this very real issue.
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? [Gal 4.16]
Your salvation does not depend on whether you go to church or not, or whether you were born in a “Christian” family or not. It does not matter if live a clean, socially acceptable life. What matters is that you know God and He knows you, because on the day you die it will be too late.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. [Heb 9.27]
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. [Mat 7.22-23]
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. [2Tim 2:19]
This message is not meant to offend you, but rather to help you understand what God requires of each of us for salvation. And even though the truth can sometimes hurt, it is still the truth and cannot be changed (only ignored for a time).
God commands all men everywhere to repent-–to confess their sins to God (whom they have offended) and forsake them (Acts 17.30-31; Prov 28.13). And God commands all to believe on (trust in) the Lord Jesus Christ alone for salvation (1John 3.23; Eph 2.8-9).
And then the Lord says that a sincere desire to learn of Christ and obey Him will be evidence of a true conversion.
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. [1John 2.3-5]
Is your life and example of a genuine follower of the Lord Jesus Christ (a “Christian”)? If it is true that you can know a tree by it’s fruit (and it is: Mat 7.16-20), can you say with confidence that you are a Christian? Or, is there cause to examine yourself to see if you are in the faith or not?
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? [2Cor 13.5]