Salvation is not hereditary, neither is it transferable, therefore it becomes erroneous to believe you are saved because you were born into a Christian home. It is a gift of God to all mankind. (Ephesians 2:8) By accepting this gift, you accept Jesus who is the Way, Truth and Life (John 14:6) as Lord and Savior.
Truth is, you could be an active leader in church and still not be born again.
In John chapter 3, Jesus spoke with a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who acted like a Christian by doing what was required by the law, he fasted, prayed, tithed… Nicodemus was an upright man yet Jesus looked right through him and diagnosed him with a heart problem, his only solution was a rebirth!
This is quite disturbing because unlike Zacchaeus, the Thief on the cross or the Adulterer, Nicodemus would not qualify as ‘your average or typical sinner’, because he did all that was right, and in man’s sight, that was honorable!
Man’s disconnection from God resulting from disobedience leading to sin made him fall short of God’s glory(Romans 3:23). A reconnection to God became man’s greatest need after the fall…
Nicodemus had no connection with God, He was all covered with religion but had not yet found fellowship with God because his heart was not right.
Many like nicodemus, changed, but in the outside to conform to certain social standards or behavior that is expected of us in our churches or homes, but deep inside nothing has changed.
Do you call yourself a Christian because you find yourself in a church on Sundays or because you know Jesus? “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved”. (Acts 4:12)
Receive Jesus into your life now and be saved.