Bob comes up to you at work while you’re enjoying your turkey sandwich and swiss cake roll. He asks for a moment of your time. Bob knows you’re involved at your church and he’s seen you carrying that big Bible around, so he wants your opinion on something: is he a Christian? He knows that only God can distinguish wheat from chaff and that only God knows the heart and all that stuff; he just wants your best guess.
Without pausing to take a breath, he gives you this information:
- Bob believes in a triune God and that Jesus Christ is God and man.
- Bob believes that Jesus died on a cross and rose again from the dead.
- Bob believes that, as a result of Jesus’ death and resurrection, he (Bob) will be able to stand before the Father on the last day.
- Bob tries to live a godly life according to the Scriptures, but knows that he continues to sin, which grieves him.
So here’s the question:
do you need any more information before you give Bob your assessment?