First, let's look at what a real Christian is "not" - according to the Word of God.
A real Christian is not someone who goes to church regularly. Going to church is fine, but church attendance no more makes one a Christian, than being in a garage makes an automobile a car
A real Christian is not someone who keeps the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, or some other set of standards (no one can keep them anyway!).
A real Christian is not someone who is just a "real nice person". Someone that helps everyone and is just a pleasure to be around.
Question. Why are the above not "Christians"?
To answer that, let's discover what a real Christian is.
A real Christian is: (We will add scripture to the following for your understanding.)
A person who, at some point in their life, realized that he\she is a sinner. In other words, a realization that you have fallen short of God's holiness by sinning against his holiness.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
2 A person who not only came to the realization of their own sin, but also to the understanding that there was nothing in themselves capable of making things right with God. Not religion, reformation, good works, charitable acts or even "loving our neighbor as ourselves". (You don't do that anyway. (:-)) A complete awareness of your own hopelessness and helplessness.
Psalms 14:3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
3 A person who, believing the gospel, willingly accepts the payment that Jesus Christ made for their sin at Calvary - shedding his own blood, - and by receiving that sacrifice ALONE for the payment of their sin, receives Jesus Christ as their own personal Saviour. The entire transaction taking place by faith, that is, by believing what God said in his Word. There is nothing else to do. Physically eating a host or some other substitute for the gospel is simply a cheap imitation, and CANNOT SAVE ANYONE. A real Christian is simply someone who is trusting solely and completely in the shed blood of Jesus Christ and his payment for your sin. He was your substitute and died in your place.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Are you a "real" Christian? Are you sure? Please don't take a chance with the most important issue in your entire life. If you have questions, get in touch with me, Pastor David Rowley. 1-978 790 3529