One of the hardest things about being a Christian is accepting how hard it is to be a Christian. Why do so many Christians fail to live up to God’s standards?
Look no farther than the Bible itself, and you’ll find Jesus Christ expressing frustration over those who “call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and [do] not do the things which I say” (Luke 6:46).
The lesson? Not everyone who takes on the mantle of Christianity is an actual Christian. In Scotland alone, seven out of 10 self-identified Christians are “legacy Christians”—that is, Christians who “do not believe basic elements of Christian doctrine or express personal faith in Jesus.”