Thinking Out Loud

April 22, 2009

Am I A True Christian?

wolf_in_sheeps_clothingWell, this is a first for this blog: Using material from John MacArthur, albeit indirectly.   But I really like this series of 11 questions from I John, which I found last night posted on the blog Fallen and Flawed.

[We interrupt this blog post to point out that the graphic at left is, as the Brits would say, unnecessarily ‘over the top’ …  Now back to our regular programming.]

Now be very clear on this:  I want you to link to his blog so that you don’t miss the comments, but at risk of you not clicking and thereby missing out entirely, here are the 11 questions themselves:



1. Do you enjoy a close relationship with God and Christ? 1 John 1:2-3

2. Are you sensitive to sin in your life? 1 John 1:5-6

3. Do you obey God’s commands? 1 John 2:3

4. Do you reject this evil world? 1 John 2:15

5. Do you long for Jesus’ return? 1 John 3:2-3

6. Is the pattern of sin decreasing in your life? 1 John 3:8

7. Do you love other Christians? 1 John 3:14-15

8. Do you experience answered prayer? 1 John 3:21-22

9. Do you feel like the Holy Spirit is with you? 1 John 4:13

10. Can you tell the difference between spiritual truth and error? 1 John 4:1-3

11. Have you suffered rejection because of your faith? 1 John 3:13


Much as I like responses, I thought it would be a nice idea for you to leave any on this test with the source blog itself, so I’ve turned them off for this post.   (See link above.)

Special note to John MacArthur if you’re reading this:  “Nothing personal.”

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