This assessment tool was developed to help Christians better understand their responsibility and obligation to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This assessment tool is intended to benefit your faith by asking essential questions that prompt wholesome thinking.
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? 2 Corinthians 13:5
1. Is your identity as a Christian based on your commitment to attending church (a building), or traditions and routines that were passed down in your family? (1 Cor. 6:19, 1 Cor. 3:16, 1 Cor. 3:9, Romans 12:2)
2. Does the idea of spending the majority of your time meditating on the Word of God, praying and diligently seeking His presence seem burdensome, or inconvenient? (Col. 3:3-5, 1 John 5:3, Matt. 6:33)
3. Have you suffered the loss of close relationships, or have you been unjustly persecuted because of your faith? (Matt. 5:10-12, 1 John 2:19, 2 Cor. 6:14-16)
4. Do you still have close relationships with people that reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ or are not open to hearing about God’s grace and mercy? (2 Cor. 6:17, 1 Cor. 10:21, Eph. 5:11)
5. Are their times or places that you do not share your Christianity because you fear that it may cause trouble for you or cause animosity? (Matt. 10:32-34, Heb. 10:38-39, Mark 8:38)
6. Are there practices, philosophies, or Holiday observances that you follow that are not in line with the Word of God? (James 4:17, Luke 12:47, Colossians 2:20)
7. Do you tend to seek God more when trouble, and hard times come into your life? (Deuteronomy 8:17-18, James 4:10, Psalm 34:15-17, 1 Pet. 3:12)
8. Do you believe that everyone is a child of God, and all that is needed for Salvation is to be law abiding citizens, who are liked and respected by everyone? (Rom. 8:8, Rom 8:14, John 1:12, 1 John 3:10, Rom 9:8, Gal. 3:26)
9. Do you believe it is possible to know, serve and love God without knowing and obeying His Word? (John 14:23-24, John 14:15, 1 John 5:3, Hebrews 11:6, Romans 8:7-8)
10. Is there anything, or anyone in your life that you love or think about more than God? (Matt. 10:37, Luke 14:26, Phil. 3:12-14, Rom. 1:25)
11. Who, or what are the 5 most important people, or things in your life? Did God make it on to your list? If so, where did He rank? If He was # 1 does your life reflect it?
12. Do you find that all or most of your conversations lead you to scriptural references?
13. Have you lost close relationships because your faith won’t allow you to be around, or approve of the lifestyle of non believers? (Deuteronomy 6:5, Rom. 1:25, 1 Pet. 4:17, Matt. 10:37-39, Rom. 12:9, 1 John 2:4 )
At this point you may be feeling guilt, conviction, offended, indignant, defensive, judged, etc. These are all valid feelings and it is important that we know that all of these feelings come from our flesh, not from our soul. The flesh is opposed to the spirit of God, and His Word is Spirit filled, so it is natural for us to experience these feelings (emotions). We must be humbled by the the Truth that is God’s Word. It is our soul that yearns the freedom that is in God’s Word, and we must resist our flesh and allow it to penetrate our heart and bring us the hope of Salvation.
For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 1 Peter 4:17
To the one who is victorious, I will grant the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Revelation 3:21
Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD. Lamentations 3:40
The only way you can fail the test of faith is by not taking it. By the way; it is an “open book” test!
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