Christians are called to examine themselves to see if they are indeed actually born-again Christians – genuine Christians – and not pseudo-Christians or pretenders who think they are Christians when in fact they are not at all! Many times people think that they know the Lord just because they confess His Name but yet their hearts are far from Him (Isaiah 29:13, Matthew 15:8-9, Mark 7:6-7). They do not actually know the Lord Jesus personally and do not really have an intimate relationship with Him at all even though they think that their shallow relationship with God is actually a great relationship!
2 Corinthians 13:5 (ESV)
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realise this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
I have included an outline of the above sermon-video below.
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