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Who is the Genuine Christian? Part I

The most important knowledge that any human being can possess is clearly understanding the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how one can become a Christian. Part of this understanding is accurately grasping what is entailed in being a Christian. A very common evangelical belief is that professing Christ is equal to being a Christian. For some, the walking down the aisle during an evangelistic plea and professing Christ in front of a church congregation is an absolute guarantee that they are a Christian. Though a person may be truly saved during such a service, the mere act of professing Christ in this manner is no guarantee of salvation. The Bible does not equate profession of Christianity with genuine salvation. There are several biblical instances which clearly demonstrate that it is possible to make a Christian profession and yet still be spiritually lost and doomed to an everlasting destruction in Hell.