I ask you my friend, to decide
And if you're not sure what nominal means
I write these few lines as a guide
Now if your a nominal christian
You've been christened, confirmed or baptized
You believe in a God and a Bible
You try not to swear or tell lies
You're honest at home and in business
You believe in helping a friend
You'll work hard for the church on a week night
And money on missions you'll spend
You love to support worthy causes
You're known as the one you can trust
You repeat the Lords Prayer in the evening
And help for the poor is a must.
You believe that Christ died for lost sinners
You believe that He died, this is true
You're trying from moment to moment
To do just the things He would do.
You've been years believing in Jesus
You're convinced He is God's only Son
You hope you've secured your salvation
Through what He and you have both done.
Perhaps these are some of the details
From the faith to which you subscribe
Be warned now dear nominal Christian
Of a deadly mistake I describe.
There are millions believing in Jesus
Who think that they've made it in life
Who have never experienced conversion
And their hearts have no peace, only strife
They say they're believing in Jesus
And yet they don't really KNOW HIM
They've never confessed that they're sinners
And their hearts cleansed from all sin.
They've not trusted Him as their Saviour
Their lives He has NEVER CONTROLLED
They're strangers to God and to Jesus
They're religious but not in His fold.
Repent of your sins~turn to Jesus
For soon He is coming again
If you do this dear nominal Christian
It brings you eternity's gain.
So! I challenge you, nominal Christian
God's word clearly tells you your fate
Be convicted to turn to the Saviour
Before its forever too late.