Are you a Christian? If your answer to this question is, “yes,” then you should be ready to give a reason of the hope that is in you.
“And be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” I Peter 3:15.
In other words, how do you know that you are a Christian and how did you become a Christian? It is one thing to try to live a Christian life, or behave like a Christian; it is another thing to become a Christian. No one has ever become a Christian by trying to live a Christian life. Every Christian should be able to say, “The life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” But he must first take the step that makes him a Christian before he can begin to live the life, or allow Christ to live His life in him
by J.C. O’hair