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28
Jan

How Do You Know If You’re A Backslider?

   Posted by: jmueller

The Backslider Test
How do you know if you are a backslider?
Take the test.
Please remember…there is nobody who can score this test but you. God knows if you are
saved…and you know.
1. When prayer ceases to be a vital part of a professing Christian’s life, backsliding is
present…
2. When the quest for biblical truth ceases and one grows content with the knowledge
of eternal things already acquired, there can be no mistaking the presence of
backsliding…
3. When the biblical knowledge possessed or acquired is treated as external fact and
not applied inwardly, backsliding is present…
4. When earnest thoughts about eternal things cease to be regular and gripping, it
should be like a warning light to the backslider…
5. When the services of the church lose their delights, a backslidden condition
probably exists…
6. When pointed spiritual discussions are an embarrassment, that is certain evidence of
backsliding…
7. When sports, recreation, and entertainment are a large and necessary part of your
lifestyle, you may assume backsliding is in force…
8. When sins of the body and of the mind can be indulged in without an uproar in your
conscience, your backslidden condition is certain…
9. When aspirations of Christ-like holiness cease to be dominant in your life and
thinking, backsliding is there…
10. When the acquisition of money and goods becomes a dominant part of your
thinking, you have a clear confirmation of backsliding…
11. When you can mouth religious songs and words without heart, be sure backsliding
is present…
12. When you can hear the Lord’s name taken in vain, spiritual concerns mocked, and
eternal issues flippantly treated, and not be moved to indignation and action, you are
backslidden…
13. When you can watch degrading movies and television and read morally debilitating
literature, you can be sure you have backslidden…
14. When breaches of peace in the brotherhood are of no concern to you, that is proof
of backsliding…
15. When the slightest excuse seems sufficient to keep you from spiritual duty and
opportunity, you are backslidden…
16. When you become content with your lack of spiritual power and no longer seek
repeated endowments of power from on high, you have backslidden…
17. When you pardon your own sin and sloth by saying the Lord understands and
remembers that we are dust, you may have spoken gospel truth, but you have also
revealed your backslidden condition…
18. When there is no music in your soul and no song in your heart, the silence testifies
to your backsliding…
19. When you adjust happily to the world’s lifestyle, your own mirror will tell the truth
of your backsliding…
20. When injustice and human misery exist around you and you do little or nothing to
relieve the suffering, be sure you are backslidden…
21. When your church has fallen into spiritual declension and the Word of God is no
longer preached there with power and you are still content, you are in a backslidden
condition…
22. When the spiritual condition of the world declines around you and you cannot
perceive it, that is testimony to your backslidden stance…
23. When you are willing to cheat your employer, backsliding is apparent…
24. When you find yourself rich in grace and mercy and marvel at your own
godlikeness, then you have fallen far in your backsliding…
25. When your tears are dried up and the hard, cold spiritual facts of your existence
cannot unleash them, see this as an awful testimony to both the hardness of your heart
and the depth of your backsliding.
– Richard Owen Roberts

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