Saturday, June 03, 2006

What Is A Christian?


What makes someone a Christian?

Is it because you go to church every week?
Is it because your mom and dad are Christians?
Is it because you believe in God?
Is it because you are, for the most part, a good person?
Is it because you went to a Christian school?
Is it because you went to Sunday School when you were little?
Is it because someone told you your family has Christian beliefs?
Is it because you were born in a country that was founded on Christian beliefs?

The answer to all of the above is, NO!! None of those things make you a Christian. None of those things guarantee that you will spend eternity with God in Heaven. Going to church every week, even 2 times a week, does not make you a Christian anymore than going to McDonald's every day makes you a Big Mac.
The word Christian means CHRIST-IN. A Christian is somebody who has asked Jesus into their lives. God wants to have a relationship with you and I , but sin separates us from God. God set the standard when He gave the law to Moses in the Old Testament. If we have broken even one of those laws we are guilty in the sight of God.

God provided a way for our sins to be forgiven. He sent His son, Jesus, to the earth. Jesus was born of a virgin and was sinless. He died on the cross and rose 3 days later. His death was a once and for all sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins. Asking God to forgive you, repenting (turning away from) of your sins and making Jesus Lord of your life is the only way to get to heaven.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

Romans 6:23a "...The wages of sin is death..."

Romans 6:23b "...But the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Romans 5:8, "God demonstrates His own love for us, in
that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!"

Romans 10:13 "Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved!"

Romans 10:9,10 "...If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation."

John 3:16 " For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

God loves you! There is no sin too big to be forgiven. You were created to have a relationship with Him. Ask Him today to forgive you of your sins. Turn away from sin and make Jesus Lord of your life. Read your Bible daily and find a good Bible believing church to fellowship with other Christians. Talk to God daily through prayer. Giving your life to God is the most important decision you will ever make. Life here on earth is just a moment in time, compared to eternity.



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2 comments:

PresentStorm said...

Accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and savior, loving him with all your heart. Striving daily to be more like him, to die to self and let him take over. Knowing that you can not do anything without him. Putting him first in everything you do and every relationship you have?
Loving others like Jesus does. Seeing others through his eyes. That is what it means to be a Chrstian to me. :)

It is All About Jesus said...

Amen to that presentstorm. Al of that should follow when we accept Jesus as our Savior. God wants to be first inm our lives. He wants to have a relationship with us. He wants us to worship Him in all that we do. I thank Him every day for loving me and saving me. He wants us to be obedient.We are to let our lights shine before men.