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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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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 2 weeks ago

    Great answer! Short and simple, but very true.

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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 3 days ago

    Excellent answer based on a core Christian ideal.

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    John Welford 7 days 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) 3 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) 3 days ago

    Another great answer using a core Christian ideal. Actions reveal a great deal about a person's soul.

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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 9 days 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) 2 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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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 3 weeks ago

    What if someone follows just the Golden Rule of Christianity instead of trying to follow many rules -- love thy neighbor as thyself? Can that person be called a Christian?


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 3 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) 2 weeks ago

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


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 44 hours 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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