Am I Really a Christian? by Mike McKinley

Am I Really a Christian?Am I Really a Christian? by Mike McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One of the issues that I see among evangelical Christianity is this whole concept of being “saved” because of saying a prayer or responding to an altar call. This book addresses this issue and uses Scripture to show what being a true Christian is about.
I think there are too many people in today’s churches who think they are going to heaven but do not have a true relationship with Jesus Christ. This book is an excellent wake-up call to examine ourselves to see whether we really are following Jesus. It takes us through several indicators that help show whether we really are Christians or are just going through the motions. Things like evidence of change in our lives – if we still love sin, we are not really Christians – and loving our stuff more than God. While salvation is not about our works, for it is Jesus’ work that saves us, the evidence of our salvation comes out in our actions and works.
A good reminder to examine ourselves and see whether we really are following God or are just relying on a one-time prayer without really growing and changing to become more like our Savior. The end of the book also stresses the importance of being part of a local body of believers, a place where we can be challenged in our faith and where we can challenge others to grow in their faith.

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One thought on “Am I Really a Christian? by Mike McKinley

  1. I read this one a few years ago and loved it! It was such a great book! Right now I'm reading Erwin Lutzer's How You Can Be Sure You Will Spend Eternity with God.

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