Can you tell the difference between someone who says that they are a Christian, and someone who is not?
The Apostle Paul challenges us:
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! (2 Corinthians 13:5, ESV)
Whoa. I am not sure I like this type of test. Do you meet the test? Or does it only apply to the really “spiritual” people out there?
The existence of many people who are Christian “in name only” is a serious problem in the contemporary church, even among so-called “Bible-believing” congregations. Dallas Willard, who died on May 8, 2013, believed that he had pinpointed the source of the problem.