I have personally met an occultist who tried to declared she was a Christian. I am a Charismatic Catholic. What I am about to tell you Do not try this unless very heart felt pray in Holy Hour.
After she declared she was a Christian ,I looked at her while I under the Holy Spirit told her Noooo. I asked her to repeat the Apostles creed or Nicene creed or that Jesus came in the flesh. She could not do it. She had contortions and stutterings when it came to the the born of the Virgin Mary/ remember this means flesh. She could not even say Jesus born of the Flesh. Her husband flipped out. She declared that there was "many Gods "at the key moments to pronounce Christ in the Flesh.
What God was showing me is his word in 1John 4 is a real test to know a real Christian. If we continue in the life. Amen.
But the point is if you (seekand find)can declare Christ came in the Flesh this is because you truly believe in Jesus. This is the Holy Spirit. Do not let anyone fool you.
God does not care about us being 100 percent right on theology more than just knowing him in Love. His Divine Mercy is greatly beautiful in perfect love.
Today's Catholic Mass reading has a great example of Peter and others being surprised too in their beliefs:
Reading 1 Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and, falling at his feet, paid him homage.
Peter, however, raised him up, saying, Get up. I myself am also a human being.
Then Peter proceeded to speak and said, In truth, I see that God shows no partiality.
Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him.
While Peter was still speaking these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the word.
The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit
should have been poured out on the Gentiles also, for they could hear them speaking in tongues and glorifying God.
Then Peter responded, Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people,
who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have? He ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
PRAISE JESUS!! AMEN!
Well thank you very much for the Bible passage you just quoted. Couldn’t have said it better myself.