Thursday, August 18, 2011

Are You Nominal?

What is a nominal Christian? from Crossway on Vimeo.

Are you a "nominal Christian," i.e one who is a Christian in name only?  Mike McKinley, author of Am I Really a Christian?, says these are some signs of nominal Christianity:
  • They assume they’re a Christan or claim to be a Christian.
  • They have a Christian family.
  • They go to church.
  • But there’s no desire to know God better.
  • But they don’t find joy in reading the Bible.
  • But they don’t delight in God.
  • But they’re focused on other pleasures.
  • But they don’t go to God asking for forgiveness.
"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)