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A Test of Authenticity for Christianity February 10, 2009

Posted by Daniel Benjamin Smith (dsmith77) in Faith.
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How can a person separate the wolves from the sheep in our society? Many profess Christ but not all are genuine in their confession. So how can we tell if a person is authentic or not?

John 13:35 (NIV) states, “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

The word “Christian” means being christ-like so there we have it. If this comes across as too simple, keep in mind that simple tests are generally better. They can be applied much more easily under many different circumstances than more complicated tests.

I suppose I came up with this test in response to the controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s faith claims. Some believe him and some do not. I would like to take this post as an opportunity to explore what my readers believe about our new President. So, what have you to say on this subject?

(By the way, I always look to scripture to back up my claims. I have found it to be a necessity if I do not want to be ignorant on a subject or wrong. Plus, all such statments of belief immediately have credence because they are founded on scripture. It is essential to do so.)

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