Millions of Nigerians mistake going to church for Christianity.
25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.They were called "Christians", because they were following in the footsteps of JESUS Christ and not for going to synagogue or church.
~ Acts 11:25,26
They were Christlike.
What makes anyone a Christian is when the person follows the footsteps of JESUS Christ, by obeying His commandments.
We have to know the difference between true Christians and mere church goers, because majority of church goers use going to church as camouflage.
Even cultists go to church.
Armed robbers and hired killers go to church
Kidnappers and terrorists go to church.
Witches and wizards go to church.
Devils go to church to do evils. And if the church does not have true pastors, prophets and Holy Spirit, it is nothing more than a coven or shrine as we have discovered in many cases in Nigeria where cultists and spiritualists are posing and posturing as pastors, prophets, ministers, reverend fathers and bishops and setting up churches to deceive and destroy thousands of ignorant people by pretending to be true " Christians " on the pulpit, but are doing diabolical rituals in their closets and shrines with satanic altars.
Our Lord JESUS Christ already said by their fruits you shall know them, but millions of people prefer to be ignorant fools, because they don't want to obey the commandments of God and follow the tenets of true Christianity.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Matthew 24:24:No true Christian can be deceived and fooled by these agents of darkness and wolves in sheep clothing of false religion. And without the Holy Spirit you cannot be a true Christian.
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
1 John 4:1: - "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
Matthew 7:15: - "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."
Anyone claiming to be a Christian, but does not have the Holy Spirit of God is a liar and fake "Christian".
JESUS' Christ said as written in John 10:14:
"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me--."
" My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me."