Have you ever heard someone say love is an action word? They are saying that it is not enough to tell someone you love them and then punch them in the face. Saying ” I love you” is affirmation but your actions bring confirmation to what you have said. Your actions reveal if what you have said is a lie or the truth. In comparison, saying you are a Christian requires more than just saying you believe in God. It requires obedience to God’s word and submission to His plan for your life.
Saying you’re a Christian is not a get out of hell free card. Being a Christian requires a lifestyle change and a willingness to follow God. Let your lifestyle match your words. It’s not enough to just say it.
In Matthew 7:21 Jesus says,
” Not everyone who says to me “Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”