Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Christian, Part 3

Part 2
Part 1

Here we are again. What does it mean to be a Christian? Do you consider yourself to be a Christian?

You must read God’s Word to know what it means to be a Christian. You must know what He actually says about it; not just what you remember from your childhood and not just what your mom or your preacher say, not even just what I say. You gotta go read it and believe it and live it for yourself.

What God says is that only those who believe in Christ will be saved. It also says that on the last day many will say to Him, “Lord, we knew You, we did good things in Your name!”, but He will say He does not know them. Even Satan knows who Jesus Christ is, it’s not enough to just know that in your head; you have to live it in your heart.

So how do you know if you are a believer?
These are some indicators:

Do you have a personal relationship with Christ? Personal relationship means exactly what it says, communication on a personal level, spending time with Him on a personal level, knowing Him in a personal way.

Is there evidence of God working in your life? Do you more and more exhibit the character traits that God says believers have? Or do you live a life of continual sin? There is a difference between sinning in the everyday things and living a life characterized by sin. A life characterized by sin rather than characterized by godly traits is a huge red flag saying, “I don’t really believe, I’m just toying with this religious experience.”

Being a Christian is not just a religion. It is not just going to church, or just being an American or having parents who go to church. It is not just doing good things or not doing bad things. It is a real, living relationship with Almighty God, Creator of everything (including me). It is not a game or a thing I do, it is my very life. If what I’m saying doesn’t make sense to you, please evaluate your life and your beliefs. The consequences are FOREVER.

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