What are we trying to say when we ask “Are we true Christians or just hypocrites?”? Are we trying to imply that we are true Christians while others may not be true? For objects like diamonds or pearls, there are artificial ones besides the genuine ones. Only an expert is able to differentiate them! Are we so learned that we are able to be like God to differentiate true believers from the false ones?
How true a Christian are we -24 hours a day and 7 days a week? Are we so holy and saintly that we are so very certain that we are 100% perfectly true believers of Christ?
Anyone who acknowledges his or her sins and accepts the vicarious death of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary for the remission of sins is the first step of becoming a Christian. When we believe and accept Him as our Lord and Saviour in our hearts, we shall have all our sins forgiven and we can become the children of God. It is through His Grace and Righteousness that we are reconciled with God the Father – not by our good deeds (work) nor by the life we lead!
Yes, conversion must be from the heart, body and soul. Our faith in God is not a transferable one. It is genuine experience. This experience does not mean that we will not commit any mistake or sin any more. We will not be so holy instantly or overnight. As we progress in this life, there will be mistakes made, doubts as well as various temptations. We may falter but Christ is there to guide and help us.
I am not a preacher. I am not going to judge if you are a Christian or a hypocrite. If you are a Christian, I am not going to judge if you are going to heaven or hell. I only know my own condition – my relationship with God. Let others be the judge!