Have you ever come across a really good fake Rolex?
In a real Rolex, the second hand ‘sweeps’ by at eight ticks a second. This is because the inside (the “movement”) is full of gears and cranks. There’s no battery. But in a good fake, that ‘sweep’ may only be about five ticks per second.
Can you tell the difference between five and eight ticks per second?
Most of us can’t unless we really know what to look for.
Plus, when we compare buying a real Rolex ($8,000) to a good fake ($500), the good fake becomes pretty tempting.
But when you go to cash in, a certified Rolex dealer isn’t going to take a fake, no matter how good it looks.
Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
This doesn’t mean we can’t have certainty in our standing with God.
It just means we can’t fake it.