by Ronnie Floyd

What Is a Real Christian?
Ronnie Floyd
Romans 10:9-17
April 10, 1994

INTRODUCTION: We are living in what is considered to be the information age. Did you know that in the last 30 years more information has been produced than in the previous 5,000 years? Today, information doubles every five years. By the year 2,000, information will double every four years.

From 1946 to 1960, the computer industry grew from one computer to 10,000. From 1960-1980, that 10,000 turned into 10 million. By the year 2,000, 80 million computers will exist in the United States alone.

Information is so flooding us that in the Second Edition of The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, 50,000 new words were placed in it. That dictionary alone weighs 13.5 pounds. Did you know that a weekday edition of The New York Times contains more information than the average person was likely to come across in a lifetime in 17th century England?

The most powerful entity in America today is the media. They bombard us with what they want us to hear and after a period of time hearing the same thing over and over again, results in our believing it. If the media continually tells you that the economy is bad, eventually it will affect the way you spend money.

You see, this flood of information in our society has created a society with a lot of different needs. Just as it has affected our entire society, it has affected the religious world as well. Through television, radio, and the printed word, people are flooded with all sorts of wild and crazy religious ideas. Eventually, many people become cynical and say, "What is really right and what am I supposed to believe?"

This results in people making statements like, "Everyone is a Christian," "I guess I have been a Christian all my life," or "We are all God's Children." Those statements may sound good and even ease your conscience, but they are deceptive statements that are absolutely false. How do I know that? Because those kinds o ...

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