If a person who some say is a Christian converts to being a Muslim, will that person die without God?

C. Clark
Yukon, OK

The Bible clearly teaches that not everyone that claims to be a Christian actually is. Matthew 7:21 – 23 states: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Neither words nor miracles are proof of salvation. It is very likely that Judas participated in these activities, but he was not a true believer. In fact he was called the “son of perdition” in John 17:12. The Bible also tells us that in these latter days, Satan will use “lying wonders” to deceive people – II Thessalonians 2:7 – 12.

Also in I John 2:19: “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.” Again, this points out that not everyone who is part of an assembly of believers is a member of the family of God.

There is a difference between a ‘professor’ of Christianity and a ‘possessor’ of eternal life. If someone claims to be a Christian, yet they abandon that belief and embrace a false religion, they are only a ‘professor’ and as such will be lost in their sins.

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