It breaks my heart to read Facebook posts and news articles that are pointing at this person or that one and saying, “If this is Christianity, I don’t want it!” First of all, they assume that the ones they are talking about are Christians, but the Bible makes it clear that it isn’t that easy to know who is a Christian and who is not (Matthew 13:24-30). Further, the Bible also teaches that there will be some Christians who do nothing good, but will still be saved (1 Corinthians 3:11-15). Jesus died to save us from sin and He wants those who trust Him and are saved to do the good works that result from that salvation (Ephesians 2:8-10), but there will be those who will believe and yet never do the good things Jesus intended.
There is an enemy who will point out these kinds of people and do whatever he has to do to distract you and keep you from learning the truth. If you clicked the link for Matthew 13 above, you saw that an enemy planted the tares. That enemy is Satan and he is real. He does not want you to be saved, and he has plans for you that are not good. He wants to steal from you, kill you and destroy you — but Jesus wants to give you life, abundant life (John 10:10).
It will do you no good to look around and determine whether or not you want to be a Christian, based on who you think is a Christian. The real question is, will you be saved? And if you are saved, will you do the good works God intends for you to do so that others will see those good works and seek after God (Matthew 5:16)?
There is a war going on, and your soul hangs in the balance. Don’t be fooled into believing that anything, including your own good deeds, can save you. There is only one means of salvation, and that is through believing in Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, John 1:12, Romans 10:9-10). The question remains… will you be saved?