What Makes Us Completely Christian?

March 10, 2024

Series: Sent

Book: Acts

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Scripture: Acts 19:1-10

Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Adventist, Pentecostal, Catholic, Episcopal, and Non-Denominational churches (just to name a few) are all around; each having its doctrinal and practical distinctives. Some even add cult groups such as Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witness to the list of Christian denominations. How are we to know and test what is genuine Christianity and what is not? When Paul entered Ephesus he encountered a group of people who had a form of religion that was not genuinely Christian. The group was sincere in their beliefs and practices, but despite their sincere adherence (even to the teachings of John the Baptist), they had not received and embraced that which makes us completely Christian, the Holy Spirit who dwells only in those who trust in Jesus who is both Savior and Lord.