Thursday, April 21, 2005

Examine Yourself Survey

2 Cor 13 - 5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?

1) Do you consider yourself to be a good person? (Y, N)

2) Do you believe you are morally bankrupt like the Bible says? (Y, N)

3) Do you own a Bible? (Y, N)

4) Do you read the Bible daily? (Y, N)

5) Do you pray? (Y, N)

6) Do you believe there are Angels? (Y, N)

7) Do you believe there are fallen angels (Demons)? (Y, N)

8) Do you believe there is one Lucifer or Satan? (Y, N)

9) Do you believe there is one God? (Y, N)

10) Do you believe there is a heaven? (Y, N)

11) Are you bound for heaven? (Y, N)

12) Do you believe there is a hell? (Y, N)

13) Do you believe there can be anything worse than hell? (Y, N)

14) Do you believe that you are born again? (Y, N)

15) Do you believe that women ought to have the right to decide whether or not to have an Abortion? (Y, N)

16) Do you have a relationship with God, that is meaningful to you? (Y, N)

17) If you have a relationship with God, do you share your faith with others? (Y, N)

18) Do you believe in all of the Ten Commandments?
1.You shall have no other gods before Me. 2. You shall not make your self any graven image. 3.You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain 4.Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy. 5.Honour your Father and Mother. 6.You shall not kill. 7.You shall not commit adultery. 8.You shall not steal. 9.You shall not lie. 10.You shall not covet. (Exodus 20:3-17)
(Y, N)

19) Do you lie? (circle all that apply)
a) I lie regularly at my job or equivalent.
b) I lie regularly to parents
c) I lie regularly to friends
d) I seldom knowingly lie.
e) I have never lied.
(A, B, C, D, E)

20) Do you steal? (circle all that apply)
a) I steal regularly
b) I have stolen at least once
c) I have never stolen
(A, B, C)

21) Do you believe that Same Sex Marriage is OK? (Y, N)

22) Do you believe that living together is the same thing as Marriage. (Y, N)

23) Who do you think Jesus was?
a) A man who gave good moral teachings?
b) A prophet of God?
c) Son of God?
(A, B, C)

24) Do you believe Jesus sinned? (Y, N)

25) Are you satisfied with your life?
a) Very Satisfied.
b) Fairly Satisfied.
c) Not Satisified.
(A, B, C)

26) Do you believe that God wants you to have a wonderful life? (Y, N)

Question Results so far and what the Bible says;
1. Almost 100% say they are good. Prov 16 - 2 all the ways of man are pure in his own eyes.

2. 99% say they are not morally bankrupt. Prov 14 - 12 there is a way that seems right to a man but its end is the way of death.

3. 92% say they own a bible.

4. 11% say they read the bible. John 8 - 31b If you abide in my word, you are my disciples indeed. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.

5. 90% say they pray. John 16 - 24 Until now you have asked nothing.

6. Not Yet Available

7. Not Yet Available

8. Not Yet Available

9. James 2 - 19 You believe there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe and tremble!

10. Not yet available.

11. Not yet available.

12. Not yet available.

13. There is a fate worse than Hell. Rev 20 - 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

14. John 3 - 3 Ye must be born again.

15. The answer to this question does not purely line up with belief in God.
It might surprise you to know that 18% of the women having abortions today call themselves born again Christians.

16. 62% say they have a meaningful relationship with God.

17. 2% of those that say they have a meaningful relationship with God say that they share their faith with others.

18. 87% of respondents do not believe in all of the ten commandments. John 14 - 21 He who has my commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.

19. 91% lie regularly at work or at home, 86% lie regularly to parents, 75% lie regularly to friends, 9% try their hardest not to lie to anyone but no one could claim that they never lied.

20. Not Yet available.

21. Not Yet Available. (See answer 22)

22. The bible calls sex outside of marriage “Fornication”. 1 Cor. 6 - 9 … Be not deceived, neither fornicators, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. It is important when considering these sins to also realize that the very next verse says “As such were some of you”, meaning God does change people who are willing to step into his light. And once changed they are able to enter into His kingdom.

23. Jesus is God the Son, a person of the Trinity. John 1 - 1 In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the Word was God. ... 14 The word became flesh and dwelt among us. .... 12 But to as many as received him to them gave He the right to be called the sons of God.

24. 25% of those who claim to be born again answer “yes” that Jesus likely sinned. 1 Peter 2 - 22 (Christ) who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth.

25. 57% said they were very satisfied. 34% said they were fairly satisfied. John 7 - 38 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water”. It is very satisfying when you experience God working in your life like this.

26. The apostle Paul who was stoned and left for dead once, jailed 3 times, flogged 5 times said 1 Cor 11 - 1 Imitate me, even as I imitate Christ.” b) Christ said Matt 10 - 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.” And He also said Luke 9 - 62 No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.’ c) Jesus warns us that the world will hate us; John 17 - 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them because they are not of this world. d) The Apostle Paul warns us that we must suffer Trials and 1. Tribulations. Rom 5 - 3b We glory in Tribulations knowing this that Tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance character and character hope. e) But didn’t Jesus offer us freedom you may ask; Rom 6 - 22 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God. In another passage the bible says; Rom 12 - 1 I Beseech you therefore brethren , by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. f) Choosing to follow Jesus means choosing to suffer. Heb 11 - 25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, g) Jesus does make a few negative promises if you mean business with Him Heb 12 - 7 If you endure chastening. God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 2 Tim. 3 - 12 Yes and all who desire to live godly in Christ will suffer persecution. 2 Tim 4 - 5 Be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of the evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 1 John 3 - 13 Do not marvel my brethren if the world hates you. 1 Peter 1 - 6 In this you greatly rejoice though now for a little while, If need be, you have been grieved by various trials.

The question we did not ask; “Are you a sinner?”
The Bible clearly teaches that we are all sinners. It says there are none that are righteous. (Rom 3:10) It says Rom 3 - 23 For all have sinned and fall short of the God’s glory. 1 John 1 - 10 And it says to anyone that says they have not sinned that they are calling God a liar. The bible offers the possibility of change for all sinners. We must not single out any type of sinner. The bible doesn’t. It says in 1 Cor 6 - 10 As such were some of you. That means that persons who the world thinks cannot change can change. Pedophiles for example can change that is the hope of the gospel message that God can change lives for the better. The bible gives a list of who sinners are in (1 Cor 6:9) and it includes those that covet what others have even. Who has not at one point in their lives wished for something that they did not have or were no jealous of what somebody else had at some point.
The Lord Jesus Christ offers you an Abundant life (John 10:10). An Abundant life is full of meaning and purpose. An abundant life starts out with God’s promise of Eternal Life (John 3:16) to be spent in Union with Him. As a token of His love to us He seals in us the Holy Spirit of Truth. (John 14:16) He becomes our guarantee (Eph 1:13-14) of redemption from the clutches of the second death which the Bible calls the Lake of fire. (Rev 20:12)

The purpose of the Abundant Life offered by Jesus is not to be misconstrued as what the world would consider a Wonderful life. God’s abundant presence and the peace that He gives, prepares us to be His disciples who must suffer trials, tribulations and persecution for Him. (1 Tim 3:12) You must decide whether you mean business with God. Don’t trade away the opportunity to Know Him for the pleasures of this life that last only a season. (Heb 11:25) Step into God’s light so that you will not be one of the persons spoken of in the Bible as having God’s wrath on him. John 3 - 19 And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. ... 36 He who believes on the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on Him.

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The author of this tract is Ray Luff of Bible Door Tracts. The opinions contained in this tract do not necessarily represent the opinions of Riverdrive Park Bible Chapel where Ray is in fellowship. All Bible references are from The New King James Version. 1996, c1982. Nashville: Thomas Nelson unless otherwise noted.