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What is a Christian?

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I am a Christian.  I believe that Jesus is our Savior and King.  I do not, however, believe scripture shows Jesus to be equal to the Father nor to be God almighty.  So, although a follower of Jesus, am I considered a Christian by others here?

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I am a Christian.  I believe that Jesus is our Savior and King.  I do not, however, believe scripture shows Jesus to be equal to the Father nor to be God almighty.  So, although a follower of Jesus, am I considered a Christian by others here?

It is not clear to me who you believe Jesus to be, yet you ask us to judge you?

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I ask no one to judge me but my Lord Jesus and the Father.

 

I have asked for a definition from those here.  Do I fit their definition of 'Christian.'

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I ask no one to judge me but my Lord Jesus and the Father.

 

I have asked for a definition from those here.  Do I fit their definition of 'Christian.'

Yet, in order to answer your question, one must make a judgement, so what you claim is not true. You are asking us to judge. Those who will do so have to have something to judge. Tell us who you believe Jesus is in detail so we know what we have to consider right or wrong.

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I am a Christian.  I believe that Jesus is our Savior and King.  I do not, however, believe scripture shows Jesus to be equal to the Father nor to be God almighty.  So, although a follower of Jesus, am I considered a Christian by others here?

Jesus revealed Himself to be God Almighty.  If you don't believe Jesus is God, you cannot be a Christian.  The Deity of Jesus is an essential doctrine that cannot be compromised.

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Someone who has Jesus living in thier heart. Literaly someone who is born again, or born of The Spirit. A new believer may not have to much fruit yet. Some God takes fast, others He takes longer with them. Its all in His time.

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Acts 11:26 "And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch."

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Hi Grey wolf.

 

A true christtian is he that have the renewing of the mind. 

Him that have come out of the spirit of Babylon,and walk in the spirit of Zion.

He is in Babylon but not of Babylon. He has come out of Babylon spiritually.

In the city of God which is Zion, there is peace and God fearing and love.

In the city of Babylon, there is confusion and sorrows.

 

A true christian feeds on the flesh of Christ which is the scriptures.

And is filled with the spirit of Christ. John 6:48--58.

He is the church of God,he walks in Christ. Seperate from the world. 

 

jesse.

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I believe a true Christian loves the Lord with his whole heart mind and soul and his/her neighbour as himself.

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The term Christian is broadly used today. Some applications are so far removed as to be unrecognizable from its original source. How would you define a Christian. What are the essential hallmarks of such a believer?

it means Christ follower.  But you also have wolves in sheeps clothing, in other words false Christians.  There are those who believe in Jesus as well but deny his power.

 

 

A Christian has no sin, believes all sin was taken up at jesus baptism, that all sin was blotted out forever at his crucifixion, they dont hold doctrines like 'praying for forgiveness', etc.  

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A Christian is one who has been born again by the incorruptible seed of the Word of God by the Spirit of God. It is no longer "I" that liveth, but Christ lives in me. Christ is now my new life.

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One who believes that Jesus died on the cross for their sins and rose again the third day. No good deeds are needed to become a christian. Some believe we must admit we are a sinner and say we are sorry for our sins, but Jesus knows that, its the whole reason he died for you! Asking for forgiveness is good to do though when we sin. Right away ask God to forgive our once you sin. But admitting you are a sinner, its just not needed when going to be saved.

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I'm probably going to repeat things that have already been said. At any rate;

 

Acts 11:26 says that the disciples were first called Christians at Antioch. We know that the disciples were those that laid down their lives and followed Christ, and were instructed to continue his work following his ascenion.

 

Now to answer what I think is really the question, should we see some kind of transformation in somebody who claims to be a Christian; I think the scriptures provide evidence for an emphatic yes. The first passage that comes to mind is 1 Peter 2, which talks about growing up in salvation and being transformed. 

 

There have also been several references to those that claim to be Christians in a very loose sense of the word, who often aren't true Christians. While i completely agree, I would also like to offer the reminder that it is not our place to judge. Certainly we can show them the love of Christ in us and try to teach them and share the true meaning with them, but ultimately they will face the same judgement we will. 

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I consider a true Christian to be a person doing his best to obey God and not be living in constant sins. Yes the believing comes 1st. But someone who after 10, 20 or more years never really changed even 1 bit, to my mind is not a Christian. It's up to Jesus what to do with such people. But I'm human and this is my opinion.

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The term Christian is broadly used today. Some applications are so far removed as to be unrecognizable from its original source. How would you define a Christian. What are the essential hallmarks of such a believer?

 

when i haven't met Jesus as my Lord and my Savior, years ago christian for me means a mere believer of God.

Not until I had my personal encounter with HIM:)..

 

through the  discipleship class i came to know  that being a christian means to be a learner or a follower of Christ:)

 

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