Have you ever known someone who claimed to know God, but simply had no sign of Him in their life. Some time ago, I worked with a man like this. He would often mention Church or Sunday School, but between those times, every other word out of his mouth was foul. Many things he did were openly dishonest, once even urging co-workers to “bend the truth” in order to keep a supervisor in the dark about a problem. Although I surely wasn’t this man’s judge, my spiritual discernment told me to beware–to keep my distance if at all possible, and, although he was many years my senior, to take no counsel from him. For sure, the man’s claim of “Christianity” and his deeds seemed to be in a disconnect. It was almost like he believed his actions were consistent with a Christian walk.
The Apostle Paul warned Titus of people making similar claims… It seems our old adversary can do quite a job on our minds and our consciences if we let him.
“To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.” Titus 1:15-16