The  Christian's  Checklist!   

For Evaluating Your Personal Conduct (not others)

   Check Mark

1. Is It Right?
    1st John 5:17
  • "All unrighteousness is sin..."

2. Will This Bring Me Near Some Temptation?
    Rom. 13:14

  • "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof."

3. Does This Give Place To The Devil?
    Eph. 4:27

  • "Neither give place to the devil."

4. Is there anything in scripture contrary to it?
    Isa. 8:20

  • "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."

5. Am I trusting God or depending in my own strength?
    Prov. 3:5-6

  • "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

6. Is it doubtful?
    Rom. 14:23

  • "And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

7. Will it cause someone to stumble?
    Rom. 14:21

  • "It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak."

8. Does it appear evil to anyone?
    1st Thess. 5:22

  • "Abstain from all appearance of evil."

9. Would the Lord Jesus Christ do this?
    1st Pet. 2:21

  • "For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:"
    Rom. 8:29
  • "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren."

10. Will it please God?
    John 8:29

  • "And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him."

11. Am I trying to impress others with my spirituality?
    Acts 5:1-11

  • "But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, And kept back part of the price,"

12. Do I hope somebody notices me?
    Gal. 5:26

  • "Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another."

13. Does it edify?
    1st Cor. 14:26

  • "How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying."

14. Am I being selfish?
    Phil. 2:3-4

  • "Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."

15. Am I denying the flesh?
    Luke 14:26

  • "If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple."

    Luke 9:23

  • "And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me."

16. Am I putting Christ first?
    Col. 1:18

  • "And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence."

17. Is it expedient?
    1st Cor. 10:23

  • "All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not."

18. Will it bring glory to God?
    1st Cor. 10:31

  • "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."

19. Am I deceiving myself or being deceived?
    1st Cor. 3:18

  • "Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise."

20. Do I know better?
    1st Cor. 8:10

  • "For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols."

21. Am I searching for an excuse to justify what I want to do?
    Luke 16:15

  • "And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

22. Do I have to hide it from anyone? Sneak around?
    2nd Cor. 4:2

  • "But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God."

23. Did I handle the word of God deceitfully?
    2nd Cor. 4:2

  • "But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God."

24. Will this in anyway defile God's body?
    1st Cor. 3:17

  • "If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 1Cor. 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"

25. Can I sincerely thank God for it?
    1st Thess. 5:18

  • "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

26. Can I do this in Jesus' name?
    Col. 3:17

  • "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."

27. Can I go all the way with it?
    Col. 3:23

  • "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Eccl. 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest."

28. Have I prayed about it?

  • Ps. 66:18 "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: Phil. 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."

28. Am I breaking one commandment in order to keep another?
    Jer. 48:10

  • "Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood."

29. Would I like to be doing this when Jesus Christ returns?
    1st John 2:28

  • "And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

    1st John 3:1

  • "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not."

30. How will it appear at the Judgment Seat of Christ?
    Rom. 14:10-12

  • "But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God."

    1st Cor. 3:11-15

  • "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."

Compiled by Chris Olson

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Biblical Quotable Quotes!

"To live by grace means we understand that God's blessing on our lives is not conditioned by our obedience or disobedience but by the perfect obedience of Christ. It means that out of a grateful response to the grace of God, we seek to understand His will and to obey Him, not to be blessed, but because we have been blessed."
-(Jerry Bridges)

"Most people are bothered by those passages in Scripture which they cannot understand. The Scripture which troubles me most is the Scripture I do understand."
-(Mark Twain)

"It's a good thing God chose me before I was born, because he surely would not have afterwards."
-(C.H. Spurgeon)

"The Bible is not in a class. It constitutes a class by itself."
-(Emile Cailliet)

"The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him."
-(A.W. Tozer)

"There are a good many problems before the American people today, and before me as President, but I expect to find the solution of those problems just in the proportion that I am faithful in the study of the Word of God."
-(Woodrow Wilson, 28th President)

"The nearer (the Christian) approaches God, the more he becomes aware of his own sin . . . The more the Christian grows in Christ-likeness, the more he perceives the vastness of the distance which still separates him from Christ."
-(John Stott)

"Those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord."
-(Abraham Lincoln, 14th President)

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creaor for all I have not seen."
-(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."
-(George Washington, 1st President)

"What makes the difference is not how many times you have been through the Bible, but how many times and how thoroughly the Bible has been through you."
-(Gipsy Smith)

"Loving a holy God is beyond our moral power. The only kind of God we can love by our sinful nature is an unholy god, an idol made by our own hands. Unless we are born of the Spirit of God, unless God sheds His holy love in our hearts, unless He stoops in His grace to change our hearts, we will not love Him . . . To love a holy God requires grace, grace strong enough to pierce our hardened hearts and awaken our moribound souls"
-(R.C. Sproul)

"Either Sin will keep you from this Book, or this Book will keep you from sin."
-(Dwight L. Moody)

"I am sorry for the men who do not read the Bible every day; I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and of the pleasure. It is one of the most singular books in the world, for every time you open it, some old text that you have read a score of times suddenly beams with a new meaning. There is no other book I know of, of which this is true; there is no other book that yields its meaning so personally, that seems to fit itself so intimately to the very spirit that is seeking its guidance."
-(Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the United States)

"A brook would lose its song if God removed the rocks."

"Sin will take you farther than you intended to go,
keep you longer than you intended to stay,
and cost you more than you intended to pay".

"What the brush is to the artist in painting a picture, what the hammer is to the carpenter in driving a nail, what water is to the laundress in washing clothes, so the Bible is to God in saving souls."
-(Donald Grey Barnhouse)

"Take all this Book you can upon reason and the balance upon faith, and you will live and die a better man."
-(Abraham Lincoln)

"From early childhood I was taught to appreciate the Bible, and my love for it increases with the passage of time. All through my troubles, I have found it a source of infinite comfort."
-(Emperor Haile Selassie)

"Why will people go astray when they have this blessed Book to guide them?"
-(Michael Faraday)

"If knowing all the scriptures in Greek and Hebrew makes for better understanding, then why aren't more of the Greeks and Hebrews Saved?"

"The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words. In no other book is there such a collection of inspired wisdom, reality, and hope."
-(Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President)

"One of the marks of spiritual maturity is the quiet confidence that God is in control - without the need to understand why He does what He does."
-(from "Starting Over")

"That Book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests."
-(Andrew Jackson, 7th President)

"I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to men. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book."
-(Abraham Lincoln, 16th President)

"In perplexities -- when we cannot tell what to do, when we cannot understand what is going on around us -- let us be calmed and steadied and made patient by the thought that what is hidden from us is not hidden from Him."
-(Frances Ridley Havergal)

"Give according to your faith, lest God make your faith according to your giving."

"A Christian should be IN the world and yet not OF the world, as the fish who lives in the salty sea, and yet does not absorb salt, nor taste salty."

Vision that looks inward becomes, Duty!
Vision that looks outward becomes, Aspiration.
Vision that looks upward becomes, Faith

"Better the storms with Christ, than the calm waters without Him.

"When God puts a period, it's unrighteous man who would change it to a question mark.

"A Christ-centred life is like a good watch: open faced, hands that show the time, and full of the jewels of good works."


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