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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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    charlie (celafoe) 8 weeks ago

    amen


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 8 weeks ago

    Well said!


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 3 weeks ago

    Very thought and belief provoking. Well done.


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    charlie (celafoe) 8 weeks 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) 7 weeks ago

    Great answer! Short and simple, but very true.

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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 5 weeks ago

    Excellent answer based on a core Christian ideal.


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 4 weeks 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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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 4 weeks 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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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 weeks ago

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

    Sounds like Gnostic.


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    John Welford 6 weeks 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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    charlie (celafoe) 2 weeks 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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    George Gormley 2 weeks 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) 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) 6 weeks 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 weeks 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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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 3 weeks 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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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 3 weeks ago

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


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 4 weeks 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 weeks 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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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 2 weeks ago

    What? You are not serious here are you?


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    charlie (celafoe) 2 weeks 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) 14 hours ago

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

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    Gregory S Palmer (gregspalmer) 4 weeks 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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    True Worshiper 3 weeks 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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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 4 weeks 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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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 3 weeks 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 weeks 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) 7 weeks 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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    Godwin Daniel (gd1414) 3 weeks 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 weeks ago

    why must you include doctrines of men those listed all teach some false doctrines . only source of all truth is the Holy Spirit and scripture

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    Linda Tucker (lindaspeaks) 4 weeks 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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    charlie (celafoe) 2 weeks ago

    false doctrine according to scripture


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    charlie (celafoe) 2 weeks ago

    NO, SEE ABOVE


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 8 weeks ago

    By disciple of Christ, do you mean a disciple of his teachings or a devotion to his life?


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 7 weeks ago

    Why shouldn't we judge other people? God gave us the ability to judge.


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    Man can't keep his New Year's Resolutions therefore we need the 'help' of the Holy Spirit and is why Jesus said "Seek ye first the kingdom of God..." (Matt 6:33)!

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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 5 weeks ago

    Susan, I am a Christian judging hypocritical people whose deeds don't match their words. As I have said elsewhere, God and Jesus did not forbid us to judge. Otherwise, why would God have given us that ability?


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 3 weeks ago

    My connection to God is secure. I am judging hypocrisy. God gave us the ability to judge. The Bible is filled with judgments.

    Fake Christians bring much harm to the world. Judging people who do wrong is the basis of all law and morality.


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    Kiss andTales 3 weeks ago

    Eric there is a danger of practicing sin when we know what is right . Jesus does not agree here based on New World Translation

    Heb 10:26For if we practice sin willfully after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any


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