The future is now
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. –– 2 Corinthians 11: 13-15
But if the wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed and observes all my statutes and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live; he shall not die. All transgressions which he has committed will not be remembered against him; because of his righteousness which he has practiced, he will live. "Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked," declares the Lord God, "Rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?"
Counterfeit Christianity! –– Bishop J. C. Ryle Sermon (1816-1900)
Formal religion is not true religion. And a formal Christian is not a true Christian in God's sight... the heart is the seat of true religion and the true Christian is the Christian in heart... True religion must never expect to be popular. It will not have the praise of man but the praise of God.