Are you a Christian?


Posted by Matt Postiff June 12, 2014 on Matt Postiff's Blog under General 

Answer these questions and see.

This is a self-evaluation tool for you to determine if you are thinking and living like a Christian, by the Bible's definition of Christian. Make no mistake that this is not a to do list to accomplish in order to become a Christian. You become a Christian by repentant faith placed solely in Jesus Christ who died for sinners and rose again. You can evaluate if your repentant faith is real by asking yourself some questions such as the following.

You will notice that some of these questions are about your conversion, while others concern the evidence that exists in your life to justify or disprove your claim that you are a Christian. Note that the evidence comes from a general pattern of your life. To answer a question yes, you need not have perfection in the area in question. But answering yes also means that your life gives the evidence much more than "once in a while."

Is your assurance is well-founded? These questions will help you to think clearly on that topic.

  1. Do you believe that Jesus is Savior?
  2. Do you believe that Jesus is Lord?
  3. Do you believe that Jesus physically arose from the dead?
  4. Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ?
  5. Are you a follower of Jesus?
  6. Do you tell others these things (#1-#5) about yourself?
  7. Have you made a conscious decision that you do not want to sin?
  8. Thinking of the time when you became a Christian, could an external observer see a difference in your life now compared to before?
  9. Do you enjoy sin?
  10. Do you desire to behave better?
  11. Are you ready to forgive those who have offended you?
  12. Has there been a change in your speech since the time when you became a Christian?
  13. Regarding your sinful habits, are you fighting against them?
  14. Do you believe Jesus’ death on the cross is sufficient to completely save you, or is something else needed to save you?
  15. Do you believe that you must do good works in order to obtain salvation?
  16. Do you do good works?
  17. Do you regularly confess your sins?
  18. Do you love the world or the things in world?
  19. Do you believe that Jesus has really come to the world in the flesh?
  20. Do you love others in what you say?
  21. Do you love others in what you do?
  22. Do you acknowledge that Jesus is the Son of God?
  23. Do you believe that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah?
  24. Have you been baptized by immersion in water?
  25. Do you love God with all your heart?
  26. Do you hate sin?
  27. Do you make a regular practice of attending church?
  28. Are you an active, serving member in a local church?
  29. Do you pray regularly?
  30. Do you read the Bible regularly?
  31. Do you love the world more than you love God?
  32. Do you believe the Bible is inspired (inerrant, authoritative, etc.)?
  33. Do you tell other people how to be saved?
  34. Do you believe Jesus died on the cross to pay the debt and penalty for your sins?
  35. Do you believe Jesus was born of the virgin Mary?
  36. Do you have idols in your life (things you can't live without)?
  37. What kind of television shows do you watch?
  38. Do you give a significant amount of your time and finances to support the Lord's work?
  39. Do non-Christians mock or persecute you for being a Christian?
  40. Do you believe Jesus is coming back to the Earth?
  41. Do you believe God created the heavens and the earth as recorded in Genesis?
  42. Do you believe God judged the earth with a world-wide flood?
  43. Do you believe that Adam and Eve were real individuals?
  44. Do you believe that people who don't believe in the person and work of Christ will go to hell for eternity?
  45. Do you believe in the Trinity?
  46. Do you believe Jesus is God?
  47. Are you dating an unbeliever?
  48. Do you refuse to obey clear commands in Scripture?
  49. Are most of your friends Christians?

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