Can You Call Yourself a Christian and Not Be Religious?
Can we be good enough?
Others follow the list, adding or subtracting according to their church’s theology. Southern Baptists exclude the last two steps: one can be a Christian without baptism (although baptism is necessary before one can join the church) and even if one is not living a godly life (since believers enjoy eternal security and cannot lose their salvation). Members of the Assemblies of God add to the list receiving the Holy Spirit, proven by the new convert speaking in a heavenly tongue – glossolalia or “speaking in tongues.”