What Does it Mean to be a Christian?

Is being a Christian just about saying the sinner’s prayer? According to the Word of God being a Christian will not only reflect in our words, but it will also reflect through our lifestyle most of all.

Christians are Christ followers who obey the teachings of Jesus. When a person becomes a Christian they become a new creature, their whole life becomes centered on glorifying God in EVERYTHING they do. Their old self has passed away and they allow Jesus to make them new. They actually receive the very nature of God himself. When that occurs things MUST change and old sinful habits MUST go. There is no way we can call ourselves a child of God yet habitually or deliberately sin because “God forgives us”. Although God does forgive us we can’t use his mercy or grace as a license to sin.

Once we know that something is displeasing or a sin to God we can’t make excuses about it and continue in it. If we do this we become deceived and it shows that God does not live on the inside of us. God HATES sin and there is no way He will dwell in a person who rejects His ways.

Having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 2 Timothy 3:5

If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left. Hebrews 10:26

No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God. 1 John 3:9

So from these scriptures and many more in the Bible we can see how serious God is about sin. He expects for His children to turn away from sin to show His righteous character in the earth realm through us. If we say we are of God yet we keep having sex outside of marriage, stealing, lying etc. when we know better God says there are no more sacrifices for that sin.

The great thing about God is that He provided us with His grace to overcome every sin. Though at first it may take some getting used to, when we began to walk in God’s holiness we start to hate sin as much as he does and love righteousness. But getting to that stage first takes us repenting and turning to God for His help so we can stop doing the things that are breaking His heart.

No sin is worth spending an eternity away from the Father. If you claim to be a Christian it should show through your lifestyle. We can’t be hypocrites by professing God yet holding hands with the devil. Allow God to change you and make you His. You can do this!

God’s Grace is Limitless,

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