Are You a SAINT, or Are You an AIN’T?

Many pastors beleive there confusion over what a Christian IS; but the real confusion is over what a Christian is NOT.  Far too many people believe they are a Christian because they really do not understand what is involved in being a Christian.  God considers all His believers (Christian) to be SAINTS.  This word SAINTS really means "holly ones."  but many who think they are SAINTS are really AINT'S (not really Christians at all).  Perhaps the following will help.

1.      YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN BECAUSE YOUR PARENTS ARE.  GOD DOES NOT HAVE ANY GRAND- CHILDREN. 
          HE ONLY HAS
BORN-AGAIN CHILDREN.

2.      GOING TO CHURCH DOES NOT MAKE YOU A CHRISTIAN, ANY MORE THAN GOING TO A FOOTBALL GAME WILL MAKE YOU
         A
QUARTERBACK.

3.      SERVING IN A CHURCH DOES NOT MAKE YOU A CHRISTIAN.  YOU SHOULD SERVE IN A CHURCH BECAUSE YOU ARE A
          CHRISTIAN.

4.       COMING FROM A PREACHER'S HOME DOES NOT MAKE YOU A CHRISTIAN.
          YOU ONLY BECOME A CHRISTIAN THROUGHF AITH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (JOHN 3:16).

5.       JUST BELIEVING IN GOD DOES NOT MAKE YOU A CHRISTIAN.  THE DEVIL ALSO BELIEVES IN GOD, AND HE BELEIVES IN
          HIM A LOT MORE THAN YOU CAN EVER DO BECAUSE HE HAS TALKED WITH HIM FACE-TO-FACE.

6.      KEEPING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND THE GOLDEN RULE WILL NOT MAKE YOU A CHRISTIAN. 
         A.      MOST PEOPLE WHO USE THIS EXCUSE COULD NOT NAME THESE TEN COMMANDMENTS IF THEIR LIVES DEPENDED
                   ON IT.

          B.     YOU COULD NOT KEEP THESE COMMANDMENTS EVEN IF YOU DID KNOW THEM ALL.               
                   GOD SAYS THAT IF YOU BREAK EVEN ONE OF THEM, YOU ARE GUILTY OF BREAKING ALL OF THEM!

7.      BEING BAPTIZED DOES NOT MAKE YOU A CHRISTIAN. 
          A.     YOU COULD BE DUCKED IN WATER SO MUCH THAT YOU BEGING TO LOOK LIKE A PRUNE, AND STILL JUST COME OUT
                  JUST A WET SINNER.
          B.      HAVING SOME WATER SPRINKLED ON YOUR HEAD DOES NOT
MAKE YOU A CHRISTIAN.   
          C.      BAPTISM DOES NO WASH AWAY YOUR SINS.
                    ONLY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST JESUS CAN DO THAT.
8.       TAKING THE LORD'S SUPPER (OR EUCHARIST) DOES NOT MAKE YOU A CHRISTIAN NOR DO YOUR RECEIVE CHRIST THAT
          WAY.   YOU ONLY RECEIVE CHRIST BY FAITH IN HIM (JOHN 3:16).

9.      KEEPING SOME RULES OR SET OF SO-CALLED SACRAMENTS DOES NOT MAKE YOU A CHRISTIAN.

10.     WORSHIPING ANY MAN (OR WOMAN), OR PRAYING TO MARY OR THE SO-CALLED SAINTS DOES NOT MAKE YOU A
          CHRISTIAN.
       
        "FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AN MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS" [NOT THE WOMAN
        MARY
]–
(I TIMOTHY 2:5).