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What kind of Christian are you?

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I notice how there are different types of christians who are called to different ministries and i find it fascinating. do u know what type of christian u are? Me personally i love to be an encourager to bring spirits up and ignight that fire in ppls hearts. i also love to help others if i get the chance to help the poor or needy i get so excited.

 i am not really one to preach on wrath or be a person to speak loudly at you. i am simply to soft for that i would rather gently lead u to salvation in  a tender way and show love to anyone. i do not have great insight or understanding and cannot handle too much scripture  because i have a simple mind and it cannot handle much. but what i can do is take it bit by bit relying completely on God for everything .

 

I also have troble with patience and self control



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I am the child of Jesus Christ the Living Son of God.That is what kind of a Christian I am.



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I'm not sure what type I am, but I'm definitely no prophet.



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do u know what type of christian u are?

Doctrinally I am a unitarian. Which is to say a heretic in the eyes of my trinitarian brothers and sisters in Christ. I hope this little fact doesn't get me run off.

 

Fundamentally, I consider the Gospel of Christ to be the Gospel of Love. To remove love is to remove Christ. To add hate is to remove Christ. Therefore I strive to love everyone as I would my own flesh and blood, according to the commandment Christ affirmed. Secondly, I see the message of charity to be second only to that of love. And though I fail to give charitably and I will answer for it one day, I nevertheless consider it of great importance.

 

If you want something in particular: Ideally, I pray kneeling, facing the east, for it is from the east that Christ will return (Matthew 24:27). I put my forehead to the ground, recite the Lord's prayer, then I sit up and speak with God. At the end I put my forehead to the ground again, recite a psalm (usually Psalm 1) or a verse (usually Deuteronomy 6:4). After that I rise and go on about my day. I pray in this way because I am not even a worm compared to God and I wish to acknowledge with my body as well as my heart that I am inferior to Him.

 

If you rely on God for everything then you are on the right path. We must come to God as little children: dependent, submissive, and loving. If you have problems with patience and self-control do not be disheartened. I have problems with lust and profanity. Fight against that part of you that is impatient and lacking control. If we were morally perfect, our morality would be meaningless.

That's how I see it, anyway.



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I am a believer who loves to be used in whatever capacity God chooses, releasing all the gifts that God has given me for service. I love to be out there in the street and on the mission field but also in the Church environment. My heart is to be usable for his Kingdom and glory. To destroy the works of the enemy in lives that have been held captive and to advance his Kingdom on earth according to the will of God and by the power and leading of the Holy Spirit.

 

Much Love!


Edited by miracles, 20 April 2014 - 07:14 PM.


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Interesting thread.

 

I know exactly the sort of Christian I am:

 

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I love the Truth

 

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I do not like Gods Word being distorted by delusion or tradition (and yes, I see both, even from Christians)

 

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I have the gift of discernment ... and love it, love it, love it.  In these last and evil days, with all sorts of silly winds of doctrine (rider on a white horse) and so-called "Christians" all around me, and religious people who would rather have a pocket God molded into their own image, it pays to know falsehood just by looking at someone.  The Spirit is never, ever wrong.

 

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I'm a watcher.  After all, the command is to WATCH and pray isn't it?  I watch for the signs.  I observe the prophecies.  I even know the end time prophecies that concern Israel specifically beyond just the nature, and war, and sickness, and financial climate, and technology that leads to a one world, one currency, etc.

 

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Considering #4, I love prophecy.  If anyone asks me why I believe in Jesus, it's because I can see PROPHECY and I know that no man, or group of men, could have predicted these things.  Just not possible. 

 

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I'm the worst person to try to hide behind titles or accomplishments.  In fact, in most cases, as soon as someone says "I work with multiple Churches" or "I'm a thread moderator" or "I'm a evangelist" or "I'm a...." the Spirit gives me discernment on their character right away.  Right away I can tell that they are hiding behind their ... minor accomplishments.  And each time I am thinking as Paul said, "you have reason to boast?  I have much more than you" ... but I don't say a word.  Oh, but I can't tell you the amount of people I've had to refute for their bad judgment, discernment, and lack of doing what is Bibilically right, even to the point that they have come back to ME and admitted their own arrogance.  I couldn't tell you how many times people have told my wife in our church that I should be X, Y or Z.  lol    But no:

 

"Be ye not all masters, for ye shall ereceive a harsher Judgment" - Book of James

 

I appreciate when people strive to learn, and through learning, are awarded those man-given accolades, but the moment one goes too far in thinking that they can hide behind them, or try to force special treatment, or make the mistake that they are my spirutal senior, well, lets just say that it was the young Elihu who told of old Job and his three old friends.

 

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I see me in Revelation.  I first repented in 1991.  Gung ho.  On fire.  Broke up with girlfriend so I wouldn't sin against God.  Threw away all my secular cassette tapes.  Stopped hanging around friends.  Witnessed to everyone.  Prayed and read the Word daily.  Just madly in love with God.  But then, I slowly fell away.  Didn't even know I was falling until I had gone too far and looked back.  But rededicated my life back to God.  But that passion and zeal and "youthful energy" just doesn't seem to be there.  I feel that I have "lost my first love" as Revelation says. 

 

I also hate the deeds of Nicolaitans.  Such were a group od self professing "Christains", but they weren't actually Christian ... just like a lot of ppl in the world today.  And yes, just like the Scripture, I test such people, and find them liars!  Just as Revelation says.

 

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Giving hat I typed in #7, needless to say, I can't stand hypocrites. Weak and carnal brethren I can bare.  They can learn the Truth, and eventually change.  But a hypocrite is a wolf wearing sheeps clothing.  They cannot hide their nature for long ... no matter how hard they try.  Get them on the wrong moment on the wrong day ... and you will see their dark hearts laid out before all.  But, lol, discernment already told me about them long, long ago.  Even when they were smiling and saying all the right, Biblical words.  Discernment already knew, for the eyes of the Lord are like balls of fire.  Just as fire burns through everything, so to is nothing hidden from Him.

 

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I try to see things as GOD sees them, even when that goes against the grain of most Christains (who are pressing the anger of God anyway).

 

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I'm not giddy.  No high sprung.  Introverted.  But apparently deep when having one on one conversation with fellow believers .... but I know to sit in silence with my elders and absorb all I can get from them. 

 

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I'm lazy.  Don't fast or pray as much as I should, as much as I know we are COMMANDED to.  That explains why there is so little power in Christendom and individual believers these days (among other things).

 

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... and lastly, I know better than to speak high things of myself.  Mom said once, only once, to let OTHER PEOPLE speak well of you, not you brag of yourself.  Funny how I've never forgotten that.  So, on that note, I will respond as Peter did, regardless of everything I've typed about myself so far...

 

LORD, {YOU} KNOW.



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i'm this kind of Christian:

 

i love God in all three persons... but i'm a lousy daughter. 

 

i love to be close to Him.... but i often find myself being too lazy to keep up with Him.

 

i love to talk to Him... but sometimes i can't think of a thing to say.

 

i love to hear Him speak... but sometimes i'm too busy to pick up His letters to me (the Bible) and read them.

 

i'm the kind of Christian who really wants to be completely faithful... but i fall so stinking short so frequently.

 

that's the kind of christian i am.



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we all have different personalities, but there are not kinds of Christians.....   you either are or you are not.



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wow, donbim... i wrote mine before i read yours... but you sound a little like me! (or i sound a little like you...)



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I think I'm a simple Christian.  I believe Jesus was born of a virgin, was crucified for the sin of the world, was resurrected on the third day and that the only way to the Father is through Him.  I don't listen to any of the 'many paths to Heaven' nonsense; it's straight from the pit. 



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@ LadyC,

 

LOL

 

There are a lot of "like mes" in the world.

 

After all, there is One Spirit who guides us all who are truly redeemed.  The only difference is, which of us pray, seeks, obeys, and SPEAKS what they are told?  Which of us refuse to compromise?  Which of us will boldy proclaim when others cower in the dark?

 

God help me to be fearless in the face of adversity, even unto death.

 

That is the only difference.  This is why so many Christians look at powerful ones and say "I WISH I could be so bold as to stand in the face of that sort of adversity".  It is in all of our hearts to truly obey and truly not be lazy and truly do as we should ... but o, man is such a lazy and unconcerned vessel of flesh.

 

 

But take heart, there is coming that day that we will all be perfect towards Him.  That's not a reason to be lazy, but it is a reason to be joyful towards our final home.



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@ other one,

 

I'm going to agree with you ... and then sharply disagree.  Now to explain why I agree ... and why I disagree.

 

 

AGREE:

I agree that there is One Shepherd and One Flock and One Spirit and One Gospel.  Hands down and exclamation point.  We are in agreement there.  But this thread appears to be meant for more ... entertaining ... conversation.  So, let's leave the scholastic and academic political correctness outside, OK? :-) Clearly one is either truly redeemed, or they are kidding themselves.

 

 

DISAGREE:

Now, I disagree on these terms:

 

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The Spirit does not give all the same gifts to every single person.  So, clearly we use those gifts differently.

 

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The Bible clearly talks about the Body of Christ in its PARTS.  Some are a hand, some are a foot, some are a ...  So clearly, just as the body has different parts, so too are we ... well ... different.

 

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Scriptures also clearly talk about the weak Brethren.  One brother observes a Sabbath because he thinks it is sacred.  I do not.  I know all days are the same.  Another brother will refuse to eat pork.  I do, and I give thanks to God for it.  Scriptures call them "weak," not me, cause I don't have a problem with those things.  Read it for yourselves.  I also refuse to drink alcohol.  Some of you brethren reading this right now drink wine.  I don't drink because I'm weak or strong, I just refuse to play with that sort of fire which could lead to something I don't want.  And I never want to be in a situation that I say "I need a drink."  I'm content to say "I need to talk to God about this - now!"  But I don't believe that there is a sin in a glass of wine either (drunkenness is the sin).  Again, different outlooks ... and those who participate always find is nigh impossible to properly council those who also indulge (be ye PERFECT as your Father is PERFECT ... or you simply will not be as effective as you could/should be).  Kinda like, how in the world are you ever going to be effective for God in preaching against divorce, or dealing with married couples ... if you yourself have been divorced?  This is why we are told to be PERFECT ... so we can be EFFECTIVE ... in all areas.

 

3a)

Scriptures also talk a bit about carnal Christian also.

 

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In Revelation, we clearly see Jesus Himself addressing Churches.  Each of them were DIFFERENT and had DIFFERENT behaviors.  At the end of each letter, we see "... hear what the Spirit says to the ChurchES".  Do you see that?  It's plural.  I cringe when I hear people say that the message was for that singular Church.  It is for the ChurchES, meaning, every individual Christians who knows that it applies to them. regardless of what generation or timeline they live in.

 

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Didn't Paul tell Peter off to his face?  Didn't Paul and Barnabus disagree sharply?  Wasn't Paul far more rambunctious then Barnabus?  Course he was.  Different personalities.

 

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We all have different cultures, nationalities, and personalities ... and parental influences.  Of course that will carry over into our Christian walk.  Some pastors, for example, are very tolerant, hoping that the Word of God will change peoples hearts.  Others simply spew the truth as the truth is - you are wicked and you are going to Hell, even as our Lord did.  Again, they are different.  But each Christian.  That's the point.

 

Yes, those who are truly redeemed ARE Christian.  But they have differing characteristics and personalities.

 

So you are actually both right ... in the correct context.

 

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And so, I will leave you with...

 

"One plants the seed, and ANOTHER waters it, but it is God who causes it to grow."

 

So yes, we all work the field yards, but even field laborers have different tasks and attitudes.  A fingernail does not do the same thing as the nose hairs.  Yet each protect and have functions of their own ... and sometimes they work the same thing but from different angles ... like picking the nose.  lol

 

 

 

FACT: when it is all said and done, brethren, there will be no divides.  No denominal or theological barriers.  No more misunderstandings.  Just PERFECT UNDERSTANDING and a SINGLE MIND that understands it all, as Christ.  We will have a perfect understanding.  Strive to enter into the narrow gate.  Don't be so caught up on online debates or who is wrong and who is right - let GOD be true.  You just live as you are supposed to brothers and sisters.  The only thing you should be concerned with, is if your name is written in the Lambs Book of Life.  Nothing else matters in the end.  Nothing.  Not even your works or your good deeds.



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I am with   other one on this.  You either are a Christian or you aren't.  Our personalities dictate what aspects we focus on.  I tend to focus on Thankfulness. I am so thankful that Jesus continued to knock on my door until I answered it.



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One who has experienced the spiritual side..

very shocking but it is real...



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I think that my christian walk has been one of encouragement and hospitality i feel that there are always times in our walk when we go through trials and doubts and to be the one who is used by God to be quite and listner to another brother or sisters needs and be used to pray for them to see the heavey ness lift, the need met, answers to pray, is for me a great blessing. Has I have been in there shoes i have had trials and tribulations in my life my walk has been one of cling to my Lord Jesus and knowing that there is no other one who can supply all my needs

2 Corinthians 1: 3-4
God of all comfort blessedd be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
The Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our afflictions,
so that we may be able to comfort those who who are in affliction,
with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Edited by rosemary, 17 May 2014 - 11:27 AM.


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I notice how there are different types of christians who are called to different ministries and i find it fascinating. do u know what type of christian u are?

 

Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ, I think what your pointing at is gifts of the Holy Spirit once one becomes a Christian. That does lead to fancination.

 

No matter who does what through the Holy Spirit it always points back to Jesus and He is certianly fascinating as we're drawn closer to Him. :)






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