Most professing Christians are not Christians, they are not followers of Jesus Christ. There is no difference between them and the unbelievers. Most professing Christians believe that because they believe in Jesus Christ for salvation, that they will have eternal life, but that is a lie; that is deception.
To be a Christian is to be a devout follower of Jesus Christ, who lives in obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ, the words of Jesus, as they are also recorded in the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. If you do not obey Jesus then you are not a Christian, you are not His follower, you are just a deceived believer, and you believe lies. Jesus Christ commanded that those who wish to follow Him must repent, turn away from, sin stop sinning, be baptized in water and seek to be pleasing to Jesus in everything. He promised to give His Holy Spirit in them, and the Holy Spirit will come and dwell in them, will teach them and will guide, will guide them into all truth. If you do not have the Holy Spirit you cannot follow Jesus Christ. If you do not obey His words, if you have not repented, have not
obeyed Him and been baptized in water, you’re not a Christian; you’re just a deceived believer.
We have to obey Jesus Christ and be baptized in the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth, If we obey the words of Jesus Christ. Jesus warned that He will say to many people, to people who prophesied in His Name, who cast out demons in His Name, He will say to them in that day: “Go away I never knew you, you workers of wickedness.” Most professing Christians have no relationship with Jesus, they do not know Him. Most of them do not obey Him. The majority of professing Christians today confess that they are sinners. They say they cannot stop sinning. If you have been born again by the power of God and the Spirit of Jesus Christ dwells in you, you will not sin; you will do the will of God. Those who disobey Jesus Christ will perish. Those who do not follow Him are not Christians, they do not know Jesus Christ. Being the member of a church and knowing the Bible, and quoting Bible verses, that does not make you a follower of Jesus Christ, it just makes you a deceived believer.
You must know Jesus Christ for real, and He must know you. The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8:14 “Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the children of God.” Jesus said:”My sheep hear My voice, they listen, and they follow Me. If we are not led by the Holy Spirit and if we do not hear from Jesus then we are not His followers, if we do not obey His words then we are not of Him. Most professing Christians do not know nor follow, nor obey Jesus Christ. They will be terribly disappointed when they stand before Jesus and He says to them: “Go away I never knew you.”
The approval of your church and your pastor and other people, means nothing. All that matters is your real relationship with Jesus Christ and His approval of you. Jesus Christ is God and He can speak. His sheep hear His voice. Are you one of His sheep? Do you hear His voice and do you follow Him.
May Jesus bless you.