The counterfeit Christian gives Excessive attention to material things such as houses, cars, clothes, jewelry, physical appearance, entertainment, Pursuit of wealth, power, fame, pleasure or status , job, hobbies, country, ideologies, heroes, leaders.
Counterfeit Christians can teach, preach, profess faith, do miracles, and perform good works.
“By their fruit you will recognize them” Jesus compares a fruit-bearing tree to a Christian.
80% of our country is Christian yet we have a 54% divorce rate. A majority of divorces are a result of irreconcilable differences, not adultery, which implies that Christians .The counterfeit Christian neglects the Bible guidelines and walks not according to Holy Spirit
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23.
A counterfeit Christian is someone who looks saved, talks saved, an act saved, but they are not saved. They usually believe they are saved. Some know they are not saved but want to fit in with those who are.
They often say the right things, hang out with the right people, some even read their bible and pray, but they are still lost and on their way to hell for eternity. Someone can appear to be a Christian and still be lost. They can think they’re a Christian and still be lost. Many hang around and grow up with Christians but they are still be lost.
Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness. ( Matthew 23:27-28)
We must realize the counterfeit modern Christianity produces counterfeit Christians who unknowingly have received a different Jesus and a different god, than those of the true gospel. They have been assured by Preachers that they have been born-again. Teaching a gospel that does not include the requirements of repentance and self-denial is not complete; and the birth that it produces is not of God. Those who preach and teach without including these requirements are as a wolf in sheep’s clothing, deceiving many.
Counterfeit Christians don’t genuinely hate sin and aren’t truly sorry for it; they’re merely sorry because God is going to punish them and rarely share their faith with their neighbors, coworkers, or friends. They do not want to be rejected, nor do they want to make people uncomfortable by talking about private issues like religion. Matthew 10:32-33