1) You always carry a bible.
2) You have a cross tattooed on your right shoulder.
3) Your refrigerator is covered in bible verse magnets.
4) You have a bumper sticker that says, “Jesus is my homeboy.”
Don’t get me wrong. All of these things are great. But when your faith in Jesus stops and ends with appearance, you’ve got to stop and realize you’re heading down a road of false assurance.
To be honest, It’s easy to live in America as a closet Christian. To buy Christian clothing, stickers and accessories, and proudly wear them because you attend Church once every couple weeks.
Here is something that might sting a little bit. I say this because I love you. Just because you believe in Him, doesn’t mean you will end up with Him.
My Point: “even the demons believe in Him.” (James 2:19)
The real issue isn’t whether you wear enough sparkly cross t-shirts, it’s whether you’re allowing the Christian message to go deeper than your closet and jewelry box.
It’s time to go deeper. It’s time to end closet Christianity and engage in a faith that penetrates the core of your soul.
Holding a bible doesn’t make you a Christian, just like holding a basketball doesn’t make you Kobe Bryant.
- Jarrid Wilson