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Feb 21 2015

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What is a Christian?

OpenBibleA Christian is a person who believes in Jesus Christ and follows his teachings listed in the Bible. A group of people who want to live a life filled with love and respect; one that puts God first above all things. A way of life that is simple and guilt-free with hope for an unbiased and non-violent world. This simply philosophy of love is what Christianity is all about.

 

Christians don’t live in a fantasy world of unrealized expectations. They know there is injustice and unfairness in the world and do their best to discourage that way of thinking. They prefer to lift people up instead of knocking them down. They teach values, morals, and ethics instead of an-eye-for-an-eye. They believe a better way is possible and work hard to make the necessary changes needed in a corrupt world, sometimes with their very life.

 

Many businesses exist because of Christian beliefs. Its many intricacies have made numerous improvements in the way we live today. They have also made great contributions to society. Here are just a few examples.

 

  • the creation of America and the constitution
  • the creation of education and colleges
  • the creation of orphanages
  • abolishment of slavery and infanticide
  • a fair legal system
  • science and medical advancements
  • hospitals and health care
  • art and literature
  • economic freedom
  • women’s rights
  • the Red Cross
  • the YMCA

 

A Christian is a person who wants a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, not only as their Lord and Savior, but also as their friend and companion. They seek out his presence and receive it on a daily basis. A Christian is a person who believes in the gospel*, the church*, and the trinity* and make them a part of his or her life. A Christian is a person who forgives others who have wronged them, even though they may want revenge. Not for the other person’s sake, but for their own. They don’t want to live with the bitterness and negativity that can weigh them down (they want to live without guilt). A Christian is a person who goes out of his or her way to come to the aid of someone in need, and volunteers his or her time no matter the personal sacrifice. A Christian is a person who knows that evil* exists and vows to avoid all its lies and temptations that may cause them to stray from Jesus’ teachings and God’s love. A Christian is a person who believes they will go to heaven after death and be with Jesus and God, the creator of heaven and earth – love itself.

 

 

 

Trinity – God the father, Jesus his son, and the Holy Spirit working together as one
Church – the people who believe in the Trinity and gather together to strength their faith of love
Evil – Satan and his angels of temptation
Gospel – the good news of Jesus and the new agreement (his sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin)

 

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