II Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you – unless, of course, you fail the test. “

Many throw the title Christian around without really understanding what the name means. Maybe they were brought up in the Church with their parents taking them every Sunday…but they haven’t attended for years, but still claim the title. Or they consider their Godly Grandmother as their free ticket to heaven. This verse exhorts us to test and evaluate what we believe and trust in, and who we actually are inside. It means testing our “Christian” validity not by sentiment or religious form, but by sound Biblical Doctrine and moral purity. Or as Lamentations 3:40 says, “Let us examine our ways and test them…” Thus the testing of our faith is the beginning…but our faith needs to be then proven through demonstration.

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