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How can I tell if I am a christian or not?

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    haj3396posted 5 years ago

    If you keep your own mine, you are not a christian.
    If you take the mine of Jesus christ you are a christian.

    1. Paul Wingert profile image80
      Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I thought it might be easier to ask myself, "Am I Christian? No!" Well I guess I'm not Christian.

      1. Chris Neal profile image82
        Chris Nealposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Judging from everything you've written (that I've read) I would agree.

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      jomineposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How to tell whether you are a Christian??
      Check your IQ, if it is less than 70, you are a Christian!

      1. Paul Wingert profile image80
        Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol

      2. pisean282311 profile image58
        pisean282311posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol

    3. drbillfannin profile image59
      drbillfanninposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are you talking about being one of the millions of so-called-Christians that Jesus identified as deceived and follow a false doctrine, or do you mean the "elect" that Jesus said could not be deceived? It is easy to be one of the former. Just say you believe in Jesus, and then go live your life like everyone else while trying to impose your perverted view of God's will on the rest of humanity. If you are the latter, you will know it because you understand God's word in the way God intended. In other words, there are very few Christians on this planet. The majority are deceived by Satan and follow a false doctrine.

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        augustine72posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I totally agree with you.

      2. pisean282311 profile image58
        pisean282311posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        @dr and u r not the deceived one...right?

        1. Disappearinghead profile image87
          Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          What false doctrine is that?

          1. aka-dj profile image80
            aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It's the one he doesn't believe in. lol

            1. pisean282311 profile image58
              pisean282311posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              lol

          2. drbillfannin profile image59
            drbillfanninposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That's for each of us to figure out. A false doctrine is one that doesn't follow the teaching of Christ and the disciples. It's not possible for all churches to be correct. Since each denomination has a different doctrine, how do we find the "correct" one? Some people point to the Catholics, Mormons, Lutherans, or take your pic. Every organized Christian religion out there has been accused of teaching false doctrine by at least one other church. This should make us consider the possibility that all Christian churches are teaching false doctrines, which is after all, what the Bible says will happen in the end times. I think most people agree that we are near the end. I could be wrong. I go by what my Bible says, not what someone tells me.

            1. Disappearinghead profile image87
              Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              So are you one of the elect then? Do you believe you can tell who the elect are?

              Now if the Churches preach Jesus and obedience to his commands, where and what are their false doctrines?

              Do you believe that the vast majority of these church members are not the elect, therefore deceived, therefore going to hell?

              Is heaven going to be rather empty?

      3. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
        Jesus was a hippyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Why do you keep asking questions if you are going to answer them all yourself?

        1. drbillfannin profile image59
          drbillfanninposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I guess I like talking to myself. Actually, that is a common device used by many text books that teach various subjects. One can either state an opinion and then elaborate on it, or ask a question and then answer it. I usually mix the two in my writings.
          @disappearinghead, the one Jesus and his disciples talked about. I don't profess to know, just throwing out my opinion like everyone else.

          1. couturepopcafe profile image60
            couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            FYI drbill - I've gotten into the habit of prefacing my comments with 'IMO' just to avoid the attacks on my...opinion.

      4. tom hellert profile image61
        tom hellertposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This is easy- if you believe in Jesus as the son of God incarnete on the earth to save humans from sin.-then your a christian  if not then- no

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        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It's not just a change of mind.
        Becoming a Christian involves heart, soul, and body too.
        Yet its simplicity is basic.

        One has to recognize their sinful state and need for a Savior.  This involves emotion.
        Recognize that Jesus is that Savior, that He died for the sins of anyone who will accept His sacrifice.  Repent of their sins and Love the Lord.  Again, it's emotional to realize that.  Believe in their heart and confess with their mouths.

        Becoming a Christian is a decision, yes.  But there is much emotion and change of heart and mind that's involved.

    4. cheaptrick profile image76
      cheaptrickposted 5 years ago

      I've been keeping this secret all my life.It's time the world Knows about this.
      You know that spot right in the center of the back of your head;the place where your hair all kind of swirls together?
      Shave that area and if you see a 666 your not a Cristian....don't forget to buy a hat cause it ...well,you know.

      1. aka-dj profile image80
        aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This theory has one flaw.

        It depends totally on the angle from which one views the top of your head.
        It COULD read 999.
        The significance of which eludes me. lol

     
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