Monday, December 24, 2018

What It Means to Be a Christian

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We tend to frequently associate the word "Christian" as a person that believes in Jesus and a Heaven, reads the Bible, goes to church and maybe even perhaps a person that enjoys wearing a cross around their neck... but what does it truly mean to be Christian? And if you truly believe in Jesus, can you be 100% sure that you are a Christian and that if you died today, you can find and enter that narrow gate to Heaven?

Being a Christian is more than just going to church, wearing crosses or just simply using the title. Being a Christian rather is following the instructions in the Bible and not twisting the Bible's interpretations in order to conform to a comfortable lifestyle that you find fitting as opposed to what YHWH's instructs in the Bible. Being a Christian demands leaving a sinful lifestyle completely. You cannot be a Christian on Sunday, but practice sinning Monday-Saturday or be a lukewarm Christian where you would rather conform to the worldly traditions of, for example, not saying or praising Jesus' name in public because you might offend someone and call yourself a true Christian. Being a true Christian, the right way, is living the lifestyle that we should be living in accordance to the Bible 24/7, 365 days a year. But does that mean that a true Christian cannot make a mistake? Absolutely not! Even being a true Christian will inevitably make a mistake one way or another, but there is a significant difference between consistently living in sin knowingly and making a mistake and repenting. True Christians do not live in consistent sin knowingly and they repent when mistakes are made. True Christians know that if they were to die today, they can be sure that they can confront God with confidence knowing that they have passed their trials, conquered their temptations through repentance and lived the right way (Jesus' way and not the worldly way), in accordance to the Bible as it is written.

So are you studying your Bible as it is written and not twisting and custom-fitting the Bible's instructions in order to fit a lifestyle that is comfortable to you or of this world?

In other words, are you a True Christian?
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Revelation 22:18
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 1:20-21
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

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