I hear a lot of people say that they believe in God. That’s OK. However that only makes them a believer. I want to take a look at what being a Christian entails. The first thing is realizing what Christian means. Very simply it means to be Christ like. So what do we need to do to be Christ like? Here is some of what the Bible says.
A) Christ set the example to be baptized. John 3:15-17
B) We need to follow that example and be baptized. Acts 2:38
C) We need to be obedient. Acts 5:29
D) Jesus says that we need to be obedient and He will prepare for us a place. That place is called Heaven. John 14:1-4
E) Obedience to attend Worship services on the First day of the week. Don’t forsake the assembly of the Saints. Hebrews 10:24-26
F) We need to walk as Christ walked. Living a life of righteousness. 2nd Corinthians 5:21)
G) We need to have tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering, bearing one another and forgiving one another. Colossians 3:12-13
H) We need to have Faith. Hebrews 11:1
I) We need to have Hope. Colossians 1:27
J) We need to have the proper Love. 1st John 4:7-8
These a just a few examples of what being a Christian means. It is MUCH more that just being a believer in God. Being a believer is the beginning of being a Christian. 2nd Timothy 2:14-15. Be diligent and study to show yourself approved. Through study we will find the path to righteousness and salvation. Without the understanding of God’s word, we will find ourselves lost without hope.
Let the study now begin!! Have a good week all.