In other words, what type of personality and characteristics would you expect someone who calls themself a Christian to possess? This is not meant to bash anyone, I was just thinking about it because I had a discussion with my mom today. We were both talking about our conflicts that we have with going to church. We both love the Lord very much and are both spiritual people. However, we've both had some bad experiences in church (with other Christians) that have pushed us away. Now, I realize that Christians are "just people" too and that "a Saint is just a sinner who fell down, and got back up" but sometimes, it seems that it's so much harder to get along with people who consider themselves Christians than it is to get along with anybody else because of the expectations that they hold for everyone else. So back to my original question, what expectations do you have for other Christians and their personality or characteristics?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:18 AM on Aug. 22, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
The title should have been "HOW DO YOU EXPECT A CHRISTIAN TO ACT, IN GENERAL?" . That's actually what I wanted to know. -OP
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Answer by moneymagnetmom at 1:17 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
I try not to have any expectations of other people because I don't have control over them and it is not up to me to assess their heart. This is admittedly a hard task and one I fail at sometimes because I find myself have unrealistic expectations of others. I have to then pull back and make sure I am comporting myself as I am called to. I feel the characteristics that God wants from his children can be found in the list of the fruit of the spirit that someone else mentioned. If I find myself acting in a way that is against those, then I need to examine myself. That is what everyone should do, I believe, but at the end of the day, the only person we control is ourselves.
Don't let other people keep you from corporate worship though. Forming relationships with other Christians is important for spiritual growth.
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