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If you can, in more words than 'Because I believe', please define a 'True' Christian.

Does this mean that only one christian sect is 'True', or that you must attend a certain church, or interpret the bible in a specific way?


Asked by ObbyDobbie at 2:17 PM on Jul. 13, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • To me a "TRUE" Christian would be someone who worships the God of the Bible and seeks to live as Jesus lived AND - more importantly - who genuainely emanates love, warmth, joy, compassion, generosity, unselfishness, hope, and openness in all situations, with all people - and when they fall short of this ideal, they repent and seek better understanding to increase the love they carry. Those who claim Jesus but live lives where what they show to others is anger, hatred, pride, greed, apathy, and arrogance *in His name* probably make their God pretty irked IMO.

    Answer by Collinsky at 8:36 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • A Christian is someone who has decided to entrust his or her life to Jesus Christ. A Christian trusts Christ for forgiveness of sin, a right standing before God, and guidance in life.
    Christian's are sometimes referred to as "born again" because Jesus said that one must be born of the water and the Spirit: John 3:3-7
    To be born again--born of the Spirit--a person must place his or her trust in Jesus Christ. The Spirit of Jesus Christ actually comes to dwell within the new Christian, giving newness of life--His life. Christ makes a Christian a Christian. Going to church does not make a person a Christian. A special ceremony can't do it. And nobody can be a Christian by trying to be a good person. Only Jesus Christ can make a person a Christian: John 1:12,13.

    Answer by Leezah at 2:50 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • IMO ... a "true" Christian is my MIL ... she does not constantly talk about "being" a Christian. She just is. She has a strong faith. She is not religious. You just KNOW there is something different about her that makes you want to ask what it is. She will tell you without judging you. My great-grandma was the same way.

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 2:22 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Isn't a "true" Christian anyone who believs in and accepts The Christ as their Lord and Saviour..

    Anything else would be a different religion, I would think.


    Answer by pixie_trix at 2:24 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • IMO:
    -Someone who believes in God as the only true God
    -Someone who believes in the Holy Trinity. God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit
    -Someone who has a personal relationship with the Lord through prayer
    -S0meone who is open to allowing Christ to work in their life
    -Someone who not only talks the talk but tries their best to walk the walk
    -Someone who tries their hardest to be Christ like in actions and words (compassion, honesty...)
    -Someone who finds happiness in pleasing Christ

    Church, baptism and memorizing verses is optional. NO one denomination is 'right'

    Answer by But_Mommie at 3:21 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Believes in the Virgin Birth, the deity of Christ, the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, the sovereignty of God, and the exchanged life.

    Answer by NannyB. at 3:37 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Someone who follows the teaching of Jesus, which is basically to love everyone as you love yourself,even people who are your enemies, and take care of and show true concern for people who are in need. 


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:26 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Let me add that she doesn't follow the "only one sect/church/interpretation is right" nonsense that so many seem to follow.

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 2:24 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • a true chritsian to me, is loving, accepting of others and practices what one preaches. like if i tell you that abortion is not the only way to handle an unplanned pregancy and that i belive it is wrong, i won't go out and get one if i get pregant. support is the key to it.

    Answer by caljones at 2:33 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • A true Christian is someone that tries every day to be like Christ and studies the Bible so that they can learn how to live their lives in a way that pleases God so they can join Him in Heaven. A true Christian is not judgemental or hateful. They live to serve others and have a deep sense of compassion for others' pain. A true Christian shares the gospel without forcing it down others' throats, and tries their best to love everyone regardless of their beliefs, race, sexual orientation, gender, etc. That's what I believe anyway.

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 2:39 PM on Jul. 13, 2010