I have often heard people saying;
'I was born Christian' or 'I was born *insert your denomination here*' or specifically in the case of my fellow Seventh Day Adventists (SDAs), when asked how or when they joined the fold, they say 'I was born in the church' or 'I was born Adventist.'
The danger in this is that, many of us who had the privilege of belonging to a good Christian home, have now become lukewarm. Going to church has become a routine. Since we grew up hearing about Joseph, Daniel and the three Hebrew boys, we now think we know it all. When someone rebukes us in love, it comes out as judging and we are quick to take offense. We refuse to be corrected! We refuse to be wrong! We believe, since this Christian thing has been in our families long enough, no one knows it better than us right?
However my perception totally changed recently after listening to a sermon were the preacher said this statement "God does not have grandchildren" meaning no one is born Christian but rather we convert to Christianity. God gave all of us the choice to either serve him or serve him not (Deuteronomy 30:19), so whether or not you were born into a Christian/Adventist family, you have to make that choice some time in your life. We are not saved on someone else's merits, even if that person is mom or dad, pastor or elder.
Moral of the Story: Just because you grew up memorizing verses and singing scripture songs, doesn't make you a better Christian today. To God, your good past does not cover up your current wrongs. What you do with what you know reveals your character and God will hold you accountable for all the light you have received.
Remember you are God's child and NOT his grandchild!