In 1661 Matthew Meade, a puritan pastor, did a series of 7 sermons, where he noted an idea of the Almost Christian.
So that is the big question in this post – are you an almost Christian?
Phil Johnson and Todd Friel discussed how this plagues evangelicalism today. This notion that so many who believe in general Christian concepts, but not necessarily yielded to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
In a post-modern world filled with pragmatism what we end up with in evangelicalism is churches filled with people who proclaim with their tongue but their hearts are far from Christ. (Matthew 15:8)
Christians are those who love and have faith in Christ. Jesus said if you love me you will obey my commandments. So obedience is a fruit of faith in Christ.