This is a reminder I often give to our people.
If you asked me, “What is your biggest fear as a pastor?” The answer would be easy.
I fear for people in our flock who think they are Christians when they are not. I fear for those who have false assurance about their salvation.
Stating it baldly, some believe they are headed for heaven and the reality is that they are destined for hell.
That some have false assurance is a fact. The Bible teaches that there are a group of people who think they are Christians, when in fact they are not. Their faith is dead (James 2:17); their calling and election is not sure (2 Peter 1:10). On the last day, Jesus will say, “Depart from me, I never knew you (Matthew 7:21-23).
When some, who think they are Christians, find out that they are not, and that it is too late – – this will be the most terrible moment ever faced in human history.
If you have any questions about this, by all means talk to a mature believer soon. For more on the Gospel, see here.