A few years ago, I gave a ride to a stranger. As he settled into the passenger seat of my Ford Pinto, he saw my well-worn Bible sitting on the dashboard. We were a couple of blocks down the road when he asked me, "So ... are you a pretty strong Christian?"
My first thought was Yes, I am a pretty strong Christian. But then I remembered that I Cor. 10:12 says that we should be careful if we think we stand, lest we fall. I wanted to avoid spiritual pride.
On the other hand, I was pretty sure that this man was unsaved, and that he was asking this question as a prelude to some deeper questions that he had. If I hedged on my answer, he might think that I wasn't the one he should talk to about Jesus. He'd think I was a wishy-washy, not really sincere about my faith.
My answer ended up being: "Well, I like to think so."
That seemed to satisfy him, and we ended up having a nice talk about the Bible. He did have some serious questions that I was able to help him with.
So how would you answer that question? Are you a pretty strong Christian?