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What is a true Christian?


I am discouraged by the number of fake Christians I have known. They attend church on Sundays, read the Bible and even wear crosses around their necks. But they: 1. Own expensive cars and homes. 2. Give little to charity. 3. Rarely donate their time 4. Look down their noses at the "lazy" poor. 5. Act immorally for the sake of money, status and power. 6. Vote for politicians who enrich their supporters and oppose programs for people in need. What is your definition of a true Christian?

 

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    paarsurrey 2 months ago

    @charlie (celafoe) said:

    "Though Christianity should mean followers of Christ , today it usually means followers of certain men, which are false religions." Unquote

    I agree with one here.Modern Christianity does not belong to Jesus. Please

    Regard


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 2 months ago

    Can we judge someone and love them at the same time?


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    charlie (celafoe) 3 months ago

    amen


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    John Welford 3 months ago

    Socialism, in its purest form, is about people working together as a society to ensure that the fruits of their labours are distributed in a fair and just way so that nobody suffers. That is also the essence of Christianity.


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    George Gormley 2 months ago

    I agree, God guilds us through the holy bible, and by the teachings of Jesus in so many ways, helping us to make difficult decisions.

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    charlie (celafoe) 2 months ago

    not true scripture states clearly that we are no longer sinners after we become true disciples of Christ. we may sin but we repent. sinners lifestyle is sin


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    charlie (celafoe) 2 months ago

    tithing was for the old testament only, only a natural levite could collect a tithe. it is NOT PART OF THE NEW TESTAMENT AGE. It was part of the previous age and was finished at the cross with the rest of that age


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 3 months ago

    Well said!


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 3 months ago

    Great answer! Short and simple, but very true.

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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 3 months ago

    Excellent answer based on a core Christian ideal.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 months ago

    Very thought and belief provoking. Well done.


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 3 months ago

    I agree. We all could do well to judge each other by our actions and not by our appearances.


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 3 months ago

    Yes! The Spirit is the basis of all Christian beliefs and the insight that is so helpful in understanding it. Otherwise, a person is left only with morality and doctrines.

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    charlie (celafoe) 3 months ago

    actually he is correct in judging the fruit of those professing Christianity. It is required of Christians. see I cor 9:12


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 2 months ago

    Hi, Daniel. Great point. I agree it's not a sin to have wealth.

    I believe it's hypocritical for someone to pursue wealth over everything else, destroy people's careers to gain power and attend church on Sunday to put on an act of being righteous.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 months ago

    Is there a school of thought that reflects this view or is it just yours?

    Sounds like Gnostic.


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    Linda Tucker (lindaspeaks) 2 months ago

    Once you give your life to Jesus it body no longer belongs to you. Which means you have Christ living in you. So, before you do something that you think is not right pray and say to yourself: WWJD? What Would Jesus Do?

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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 2 months ago

    That's a thorough and informative answer. I personally find your insights about Pharisaical attitudes helpful to me. Your link is helpful as well. Thank you.


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 2 months ago

    Thanks, Matty. I do believe they have money, power and status as a priority. Some of them also use church attendance more for status and image than for fellowship.

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    True Worshiper 2 months ago

    I thought Word says "God is the Potter and we are the clay" (Is64:8)yet we try to continue in "Muscular Christanity" trying to help Him!

    Titus 2:11-12 "Grace" (aka Jesus; Jn1:14)"teaches us that, denying ungodliness..."


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    charlie (celafoe) 2 months ago

    why would Jesus care about the earth since He understands that it will be destroyed and replaced with a new one at the end of this age?

    scripture contains the Word of God, nothing else does.


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    Gregory S Palmer (gregspalmer) 2 months ago

    Very enlightened responce, hopefully what you mean by through Jesus... He is the chain of command. Then you refer to the Holy spirit. The Holy Spirit isn't a conscience, or anything but CHRIST, it iS CHRIST. This means relationship with the trinity.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 months ago

    What? You are not serious here are you?


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 3 months ago

    I agree that a true Christian represents the qualities of Christ. But after a long life, I still don't know how any of us can understand the mind of God.


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 2 months ago

    That's an interesting answer. How can I not look at people when they are entirely present in my life? Do I risk losing the positive connections with people such as love, joy and compassion?


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    charlie (celafoe) 2 months ago

    all good and Christian things but not the measure of a saint, recognition of being a sinner, repenting, being baptized in water AND THE SPIRIT, committing to Christ and following Him are the most important and ARE REQUIRED


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 3 months ago

    Sí, el Espíritu Santo que viene de Dios debe tener un lugar más alto en nuestras vidas que cualquier iglesia.

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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 8 weeks ago

    That's a practical, down-to-earth answer, Jaloni. Thank you.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 months ago

    Jamie this sounds really good.But clear up one part please. "going to church". I think I get where you are coming from but if you mean a building or traditional services I get nervous.


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    charlie (celafoe) 2 months ago

    false doctrine according to scripture


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    Godwin Daniel (gd1414) 2 months ago

    No matter how rich we are, we must humble ourselves and behave like kids, as Jesus Christ did. Remember what He said about the rich-man. Every rich christians need to stick to those sayings if they wish to be with him at the end.


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    charlie (celafoe) 2 months ago

    NO, SEE ABOVE


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