What Is A Christian?
Being a Christian is:
not keeping a set of rules.
not being baptized in water.
not living a moral and ethical life.
not trying to do your best.
not just being a member of a church.
Real Christianity is a relationship with Jesus Christ -- not outward rituals.
1 CORINTHIANS 1:9 NKJ
9 . . . you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Many people think they are a Christian simply because they are born into a Christian family or nation.
Others think being a church member or living a moral life makes them a Christian.
But a real Christian is one who has received Jesus Christ, and acknowledges Him as Lord and God.
ROMANS 10:9 NKJ
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
JOHN 1:12 NKJ
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name:
Having Eternal Life
Eternal life is a gift you get by receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. Eternal life changes your nature, so that you will want to, and be able to, do right!
JOHN 3:16 NRSV
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
ROMANS 6:23 NKJ
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 JOHN 5:11-12 NKJ
11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
1 JOHN 3:8-10 CEV
8 Anyone who keeps on sinning belongs to the devil. He has sinned from the beginning, but the Son of God came to destroy all that he has done.
9 God's children cannot keep on being sinful. His life-giving power lives in them and makes them his children, so that they cannot keep on sinning.
10 You can tell God's children from the devil's children, because those who belong to the devil refuse to do right or to love each other.
1 JOHN 3:14-15 NKJ
14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
JOHN 5:24 CEV
24 I tell you for certain that everyone who hears my message and has faith in the one who sent me has eternal life and will never be condemned. They have already gone from death to life.
It is not what you do, or don't do, that makes you a real Christian -- it is what you are on the inside.
Only Jesus Christ can change you on the inside. Invite Him to come into your life today and He will!
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