CHRISTIAN SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL
This assessment tool was developed to help us, Christians, who are in pursuit of the righteousness and Salvation that is promised in the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. This assessment tool is intended for your benefit, with the hope that we all, with one heart and one mind, reach the goal of our souls- salvation.
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 that were passed down in your family?
2. Does the idea of spending the majority of your time meditating on the Word of God and praying seem burdensome and inconvenient?
3. Have you suffered the loss of close relationships or been unjustly persecuted or alienated because of your faith and commitment to God?
4. Do you still have close relationships with people who refuse to believe in Christ and are not open to hearing about God’s grace and mercy?
5. Are their times and places that you do not disclose your Christianity because you fear that it may cause animosity or make others uncomfortable?
6. Are there practices or philosophies in your “place of worship” that you feel are not in line with the Word of God?
7. Do you tend to seek God more when trouble and hard times come into your life?
8. Do you believe that everyone is a child of God, and all we need to do for Salvation is be law abiding citizens who are liked by everyone?
9. Do you believe it is possible to know and love God without obeying His Word?
10. Is there anything, or anyone in your life that you would not give up, or sacrifice in exchange for Salvation?
11. Would you sacrifice your relationship with your child, wife, husband, best friend, or family for God?
12. Do you spend a majority of your time focused on God’s Word (Bible), or are there other things that get more of your attention?
By now many are feeling a little guilty or even convicted. The good news is that your spiritual conscience is alive and well, which means that the opportunity to repent and re commit to God is at hand. It is very true that God’s Word is sharper than a double edged sword and it separates and lays bare the conscience of all men. What we do when we face spiritual conviction will determine the course of our faith and relationship with God. We either get bitter and face condemnation, or we get better and grow closer to the goal of our faith: 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
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.