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What Is A True Christian

In 50 words or less, what is the true definition of a "Christian?"

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michael_e, We are told through Peter's preaching THOUSANDS were ADDED to the CHURCH.

Where does scripture speak of two entirely different churches in the NT era? A Gentile Church and a Jewish Church? or a Gentile Church where only Jews AFTER Paul came on the scene were part of His Church while those Jews before Paul belonged to another?

So Peter in Galatians was part of another Church. If so, why did Paul rebuke him for being a hypocrite?


In Hebrews 12. there is only ONE CHURCH of the First Born, not two!

---kathr4453 on 6/13/11


michaele,

proselytes are gentiles who converted to Judaism. Who according to the OT where to be treated as brothers and not strangers or "other nations" which is what gentiles are.
---willa5568 on 6/13/11


Michael e, first of all those present at Pentecost were the twelve apostles and 120 others (v. Acts 1:15) All were filled with the Spirit and the gifts of tongues. None of them thought the other was drunk. (v.5) is speaking of others who came from every nation to Jerusalem. (v. 14,15) Peter talks to them that they were not drunk as they supposed. These languages given by the Spirit were a sign of Judgment to unbelieving Israel ( 1 Cor. 14:21,22). They also showed that from then on God's people would come from all nations, and marked the transition from Israel to the Church.
---Mark_V. on 6/13/11


Some of the people, thought the apostles were drunk, so how did Peter explain what was happening? Act2: 6-21)
Peter tells them that what was happening was prophesied by the prophet Joel years before (v.16). Pentecost was part of God's prophesied plan for the nation of Israel.

Which means that Pentecost was not part of God's "Mystery."

Paul writes that the church which is His body is a "great mystery" (Eph 5:32), part of God's mystery program "which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God" (Eph 3:9). This church, "the Body of Christ" did not begin on the day of Pentecost, it was still hidden in God, something not to be revealed until after Paul was saved in Acts 9.
---michael_e on 6/12/11


Michael e, what is your argument? That because only Jews were there, they are not a part of the Church? Or because the Gentiles were not given the gospel yet, they don't belong to the Church? What is your hang-up? What we do know is that the Spirit came in a special manifestation to all believers, first to the Jews and then the Gentiles, and they all make up the Church of Christ, the bride of Christ. The Spiritual Israel of God.
---Mark_V. on 6/12/11




Who was God speaking to on the day of Pentecost?
Acts 2: 5 "devout Jews". v. 10 "Jews & proselytes", v. 14 "Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem", v. 22 "Israelites", v. 29 "fellow Israelites", v. 36 "The entire house of Israel", v. 39 "for you and your children, and all who are far away."

Six times God makes it clear that He was speaking to Israel, the Jews, on the day of Pentecost, both the Jews who were living in Judea and all the Jews who were "far away," This is God's message for Israel, not the body of Christ.

Where were the gentiles?
Eph 2.
---michael_e on 6/12/11


Michael e, while you are correct that all believers from the Old T. and New T. make up the Church of Christ, the visible Church began at Pentacost. It is called the Apostolic Church or "the Church Age". The New Ministry of the Holy Spirit was introduced by Christ when He called the Spirit "Another Helper" that would come in a special manifestation for all believers at pentacost.
---Mark_V. on 6/12/11


Was Pentecost the start of something new...the church? No! It was God giving Israel a second chance in answer to His Son's prayer for their forgiveness.

How did Israel respond to this 2nd chance? The early chapters of Acts show their response: persecution and finally murder as the leaders of Israel stoned Stephen to death.
---michael_e on 6/11/11


Tommy, so true. Having the mind of Christ is having Him in your life. Nothing could be argued about that, for it is the Spirit of Christ.
As I see it, Paul did not Start the Church of Christ, the ministry of the Holy Spirit did at Pentacost. Paul was instumental in preaching the gospel as so were all other disciples.
---Mark_V. on 6/10/11


Jesus said we must be "born again". Jn. 3:3 This is the only way anyone can become a Christian. Being a "born again believer in Jesus Christ" is the essence of being in Christ (a Christian).
---Leon on 6/10/11




////Paul was the founder of the Christian church.//
Indeed...and it was Christ Jesus who commissioned him.
---aka on 6/5/11//
Amen aka.
John 13:20 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I SEND receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me."
Who sent Paul?
---michael_e on 6/10/11


The "true" meaning of being a Christian, to be Christ-like, having the mind of Christ and submitting to the will of God.
---tommy3007 on 6/5/11

And that can only be done when Christ is in you...Gal 2:20, no longer I but Christ in me..

AND the Spirit of God indwelling the believer.

Without those two most important ingredients no one can live the Christian life.

There are 1001 different gospels out there, but the only ONE in the Bible we are called to is the Gospel according to the Mystery, which is Christ in you, the Hope of GLORY Colossians 1, ...and it is the Spirit of the Lord who is changing US from Glory to Glory..by the Spirit of the Lord.
---kathr4453 on 6/6/11


The "true" meaning of being a Christian, to be Christ-like, having the mind of Christ and submitting to the will of God.
---tommy3007 on 6/5/11


Samuel,

My soul is very sorrowful, even to death...My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me, nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will. Matthew 26:38-39

It's not always fun to do God's will. We are called to endure in obedience to His commandments. Endurance is not pleasant though our love for God compels us to. But it is not only our love for God that compels us but His love for us and what we endure for.
---willa5568 on 6/4/11


//Paul was the founder of the Christian church.//

Indeed...and it was Christ Jesus who commissioned him.
---aka on 6/5/11


Ps, and if you look, he said in!
Mat 23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
And just where are you seated?
No need to answer, but if you must, you must.
God bless you, Rhonda
Ill say no more, now.

Kathr on 6/4,
Very true...
duane on 6/4/11
What I found interesting is:
I found eternal life when I received Jesus Christ as my savior.
Not the world but you. Interesting!

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

Peace!
---TheSeg on 6/5/11


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Kathr on 6/4,
Very true...
---duane on 6/4/11


A true Christians loves GOD so much his commandments are fun for him to do.

A true Christians loves his fellow human being so much that he actually cares about them and does not want to hurt them.

They also are ready to forgive and quick to make up with others.

They are happy when given an opportunity to spend time with GOD.
---Samuel on 6/4/11


To you who are waiting for the return of Christ.
The only thing that's clear to me is you are waiting!

Luke 17:21 (Matt 4:17) properly translated (By Rhonda) is IN YOUR MIDST ...Christ the representative of Gods Kingdom was standing before Pharisees (AMONG THEM)

Luke 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

And since, I don't know what to say about the line:
"Christ the representative of Gods Kingdom."
All I'll say is, as you believe so let it be done on to you.

But, you've made clear your intense hostility for the RCC.
And I'm not a Catholic.
1Jn 4:19-21

Peace!
---TheSeg on 6/4/11


Luke 17:21 ....kingdom of God is within you
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rcc teaches LIE Gods Kingdom is here in your "heart" - how foolish seeing Christ was speaking to Pharisees

Luke 17:21 (Matt 4:17) properly translated is IN YOUR MIDST ...Christ the representative of Gods Kingdom was standing before Pharisees (AMONG THEM)

Christ sits at the right hand of The Heavenly Father - HE is not ruling earth today he will RULE from Jerusalem at his return

Satan rules earth today 2Corin 4:4 ...Christ is no longer IN the world John 17:11 ...seeing there is NO PEACE on earth today it is very easy to understand Christ does not rule earth today
---Rhonda on 6/4/11


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A true Christian is described in Romans 8, one that has the INDWELLING Spirit of God within, and those who don't, are not Christ's, no matter how much you try to deny yourself. Self can't cast out or deny self anywayRomans 8:11-13
****

Amen

lying false ministers have LED many to believe if they give up all creature comforts here on earth there is a "reward" waiting for them "on the other side"

money can be your god when you choose to live in poverty just as much as when you LIVE for all the stuff
---Rhonda on 6/4/11


Those who purse a life of ease, comfort and acceptance by the world will not find eternal life. On the other hand, those who give up their lives (v. 34) for the sake of Christ and the gospel will find it (John12:25).
---Mark_V. on 5/12/11


Markv never reads his cut and paste's from the internet!

So, is this salvation by works and self effort? You mean if I give up my life for the sake of the Gospel I will FIND eternal life? I found eternal life when I received Jesus Christ as my savior.

A true Christian is described in Romans 8, one that has the INDWELLING Spirit of God within, and those who don't, are not Christ's, no matter how much you try to deny yourself. Self can't cast out or deny self anywayRomans 8:11-13
---kathr4453 on 6/4/11


You are right Jesus said "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel." However this same Jesus commanded we "...go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved,..." Mark 16:15,16. Hebrews 10:25.
---Warwick on 5/29/11

Barb,you can with prayerful research foundation "all" your questions with all the witnessing prophets. Two or more.
Who explain what/who the New Covenant letters pertain too. I mean after all....who would go against even one OT prophet selected by GOD?
They kind of stand out....promoting their own words or..."Doctrines of Men".
---Trav on 5/31/11


Its interesting for me to read, did Christ established a church here on this planet.
James 4:4? So it cant be.

But does this mean he didnt? Then why say these?
Mat 12:28, Mat 13:11, Luk 10:11, Luk 17:21

the messenger
yes he was, but he is the first begotten son of God.
Is this a little god joke? No. There is no little God.
But, I know this. When you look around, do you see his children?
No, right! But I do! Most of them dont even know they are.
God bless you all.

Judgment or the judgment!
Why does God have to judge anything?
Joh 12:47 and Joh 3:18
Christ made it clear!
Joh 7:24
But, get all the evidence first!
God peace
---TheSeg on 5/31/11


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When the Word of God rings True, even the most disagreeable can and must agree...
---micha9344 on 5/30/11


Christ NEVER set up ANY "kingdom" on earth - HE was the messenger of the good news of a Kingdom to come
--Rhonda on 5/30/11
Are you doing OK today, or is someone else using your name. This is unlike you.


Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
---francis on 5/30/11


Paul was the founder of the Christian church. Jesus came to set up His Kingdom on earth
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Christ NEVER set up ANY "kingdom" on earth - HE was the messenger of the good news of a Kingdom to come

how foolish to spread a lie that Paul established CHRISTS church ...idolize Paul and follow him I choose to follow Christ IN HIS spiritual church

otherwise Christ lied when HE stated if this were His Kingdom His Servants would FIGHT ...CLEARLY they did not otherwise He would not have died at the stake

further Christ RETURNS to RULE earth ...Satan who is the god of this world 2Corin 4:4 has simply blinded you into repeating whatever your lying false minister has fed you all unsupported by Holy Scripture
---Rhonda on 5/30/11


Before Paul:
Mat 16:16-18 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed [it] unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
In fact, Paul was persecuting the church he supposely started...
Acts 8:3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed [them] to prison.
---micha9344 on 5/29/11


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Warwick, did Jesus come to this world to set up a church? ---barb on 5/29/11

YES HE DID

Matthew 16:18 upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
---francis on 5/29/11


No need to complicate it,I can top your 50 word count with five words.

A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST.

God Bless, Paul
---paul on 5/29/11


A Christian is a follower of Paul. He was the founder of the Christian church.
---barb on 5/16/11

NEVER!!! PAUL WAS PURE SLIME!

HERE A LIST OF OTHER SLIMEBALLS...
Moses
Abraham
Rehab
Jacob
Mary The Magdeline
Peter
Rebecca
Jonah
Mathew.......

These were the most discusting people on the planet! UNTIL G-D CHOSE THEM AND GAVE THEM "HIS" HOLY SPIRIT!

AS PETER SAID....

Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus!

YOU DO THE SAME OR SUFFER THE FATE OF HEROD!!! WHO TOOK G-Ds GLORY FOR HIMSELF!


---John on 5/29/11


Barb, the Bible is His word, all of it!

The innescapable fact is we are Christians, followers of Jesus our Creator and Redeemer. We aren't followers of Paul, or Peter.

You are right Jesus said "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel." However this same Jesus commanded we "...go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved,..." Mark 16:15,16. Those saved are the church who meet together to worship God "not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another..." Hebrews 10:25.
---Warwick on 5/29/11


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1Cor.11:1-3
Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.

Aparently following Paul does not make one a Paulinian, even by his own declaration.

Sadly, whatsoever "ordinances" Paul delivered, as well as those that Jesus commanded be taught (Matt, 28:19-20), are nowhere to be found in many a christian doctrine and ensuing walk...
---Nana on 5/29/11


Warwick, did Jesus come to this world to set up a church? Didn't He say that He was sent only to the lost house of Israel (His Kingdom)?

Paul was the founder of the Christian church. Jesus came to set up His Kingdom on earth and to testify to the truth. John 18:37. The only way that God's glory will be restored to this world is if His Kingdom hears and obeys the voice of His Son.
---barb on 5/29/11


A Christian is a follower of Paul. He was the founder of the Christian church.
---barb on 5/16/11

Paul HAS answered that statement.

1 Corinthians 1:13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
---francis on 5/28/11


//A Christian is a follower of Paul. He was the founder of the Christian church.//
Amen Barb,
Paul gives us the only way we can follow Christ.
1 Tim 1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

Christ is risen, not on the Cross
---michael_e on 5/28/11


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A "christian" is a person who lives out:

"YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND"

and

"YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF"
---Mark_Eaton on 5/25/11


a disciple who hears the teaching and commandments Jesus has given to follow,then doing them and believing on his lordship and resurrection.
---willa5568 on 5/25/11


true definition is simply a believer ...believers of EVERY WORD in Holy Scripture and one who seeks to follow the examples Christ left us and to live as Christ did ...living by all of Gods Holy and JUST LAWS (in other words to OBEY as commanded) asking for strength to overcome self, the world, and satan
---Rhonda on 5/21/11


A christian is one who has been born again of the Spirit.
We follow HIM through faith but HE makes us who we are.
---duane on 5/20/11


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One who is "Christ"like first and foremost. One who is a "Discipled" one, learning the things that please God and being a "doer" of God's word and not just a hearer only. When these are in place, then we become candidates for "fruit" to develop in our lives under the power of the Word and the working of the Holy Spirit. Being a Christian is one who is true to Christ, His Word, His assignments and His doctrines.
---Dr._Lalita on 5/19/11


A kind and loving human being.
---Nana on 5/18/11


A Christian is a soul that is born-again from Christ, and can no longer live for self but lives for Christ. It is Christ living in you. The Christian worships Christ only and obeys his Commandments. Please read- John 1:12,13, II Corinthians 5:17, Romans 8:9-11,15, Galatians 4:6, Psalm 51:10, Galatians 2:20, Colossians 1:27, I John 3:9,10, Revelation 3:20.
---Eloy on 5/17/11


A true Christian is someone who lives the life of Jesus Christ and doesnt spend hours every day bickering over things which dont help save the lost.

The faith we have is supposed to be between us and God.
---CraigA on 5/17/11


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//A Christian is a follower of Paul. He was the founder of the Christian church.//
Amen
Acts 11:26, 1Tim 1:16, 1Cor 4:16, 1Cor 11:1, Phil. 3:17
---michael_e on 5/17/11


I have a problem with the answer being a follower of Christ, because it means different things to different people. Many claim to be followers of Christ because they try to copy some of His actions, some of His teachings. They may only believe in following the 10 commandments and being "loving".Some exclude the crucifixion and resurrection. I know this is false Christianity, yet they claim to be followers of Christ. I know someone who claims this, who also follows Buddha, and Ghandi and??? because of things like this, I think it can be good to elaborate, what does it mean to be a follower of Christ.
---christina on 5/17/11


Barb if we were followers of Paul wouldn't we be called Paulians, and not Christians after the Lord Jesus Christ?
---Warwick on 5/16/11


A Christian is a follower of Paul. He was the founder of the Christian church.

One who follows the teachings of Jesus Christ is a follower of The Way, the Truth and the Life.
---barb on 5/16/11


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A genuine Christian is a person who is willing to deny himself and take up his cross. This reveals the extent of self-denial-to the point of death, if necessary. The extent of desperation on the part of the penitent sinner who is aware he can't save himself reaches the place where nothing is hed back (Mark 8:34). "Loses his life ..will save it" (v. 35) Those who purse a life of ease, comfort and acceptance by the world will not find eternal life. On the other hand, those who give up their lives (v. 34) for the sake of Christ and the gospel will find it (John12:25).
---Mark_V. on 5/12/11


Anything beyond that would be of......
---John on 5/8/11

Yet no one understand this!

Can anyone fill in the blank of this statement.

Paul post has it right.
---John on 5/11/11


Christ Jesus growing on the inside of a believer. God doing the wrk. NOW, a pregnant woman dose not show till around the 4-5 mo. she is carrying Child. Nor dose the new believer show, till God cause them to grow, and that growth is His mirrical, not mans. God never looks at the outword, but looks at the heart and knows His work. Hear the confession of the mouth. Now, if this is not so, keep loving and keep sharing (love) till Christ is formed. Never condem.
---Linda5994 on 5/11/11


Look for the little Miracles.Like making that green light,the smile in a childs eyes."Naturally" allowing yourself to think of others before yourself.
It sure works for me.
---Dave on 5/11/11


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A follower of Jesus Christ and His teachings.
---paul on 3/20/11
EXCELLENT POST PAUL!

Anything beyond that would be of......
---John on 5/8/11


"Dr." this or that, which is why my doctorate never enters any conversation.

I have written a book about this very thing.
---rick_baker on 3/21/11

You have learned a little but, not a lot.
We've learned that those out there perhaps having found a truth....would make merchandise of it. You, researching this site, probably for your next book or validation of your previous, merchandise us too.
There are scriptures about lil feigned word wolfies like yourself.
2 Peter 2:3
Through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
---Trav on 5/6/11


A believer and follower of Christ, but more then that too. Many believe in a "christ" who is not the true Christ, and may follow the "golden rule. Not true chirtianity.The whole gospel must be blieved/recieved, that Jesus died for our sins, His shed blood washes away our sin, and we are risen with Him. (present and future, The word says that we are seated in heavenly places
read Ephesians 1-10
Oops, more then 50 words...
---Christina on 5/4/11


In 50 words or less, what is the true definition of a "Christian."

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, and the FAITH IN JESUS.
---francis on 5/4/11


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A Christian is a soul that is born-again from Christ, and can no longer live for self but lives for Christ. It is Christ living in you. The Christian worships Christ only and obeys his Commandments. Please read- John 1:12,13, II Corinthians 5:17, Romans 8:9-11,15, Galatians 4:6, Psalm 51:10, Galatians 2:20, Colossians 1:27, I John 3:9,10, Revelation 3:20.
---Eloy on 5/4/11


A christian is a person who professes christianity. That is, he says that he believes what the Bible teaches. The reality is very different from the parades of piety and rhetoric.
---Allan on 5/4/11


one who follows all the commands of our lord jesus christ,love one another,take up your cross daily,and more
---tom2 on 4/27/11


To be a Christian is to be Christ-like as much as is humanly possible. To love the Lord with all your heart, mind soul & strength. To realize that without Christ we would be hopelessly lost & on our way to an eternal hell. Therefore, should live for Christ as best as we can, admit to our Father when we've sinned & ask for His forgiveness. Be a witness of His love & sacrifice for all mankind. Read His Word & walk closely with Him until the day He returns. To me, this is what being a true Christian is all about.
---Reba on 3/22/11


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A Christian is one who really believes and trusts in the ONE(Jesus) who has set him free and gave him life.
A christian has total peace. The christian life is total joy to him. To suffer in the flesh is still joy within.
---duane on 3/22/11


Jesus! He's our example, isn't he?
---Donna5535 on 3/22/11


Among the strongest Christians I have ever met two stand out. One was a Catholic nun and one was a foreign missionary.
The nun had a atmosphere about her of true Godly piece. It was so strong you could almost cut it with a knife. The missionary was a man of constant prayer. But he also had an air of peace about him.
---mima on 3/22/11


what is the true definition of a "Christian?"

with the proliferation of so many different kinds of "christians", i can offer no definition from my POV.

i guess from Jesus' POV a true 'christian' is a good and faithful servant...faithful over a little.
---aka on 3/22/11


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\\my doctorate never enters any conversation.\\
---rick_baker on 3/21/11

It just did.
Just razzing you you a bit :)

But as for your question, A True Christian is one who has believed the promise of God, concerning His Redeemer (Romans 4:21-25)
---James_L on 3/21/11


rick baker, Godspeed, the PRIDE 'of accomplishement' is well deserved and can only become a threat to our devotion when we lose sight of humility TO GOD (not "to" the bible).

Nor should we be humble to each other, "do not SHOW partiality", James 2:1 and 2:9 (The Lord's grace will be sufficient for the TRUE BRETHREN).

As far as what we are taught, the question refers to 'loving the bible' and being humble to it and each other, but God wants us to love HIM and have only peaceful regard for each other (Hebrews6:10, "For God is not so unjust....FOR HIS SAKE").
---more_excellent_way on 3/21/11


The true definition of a christian is what Jesus spoke of as the ultimate commandment: love (as in the verb form).
---Steveng on 3/21/11


Sheep be warned:
Apostle Peter stated: 2Pe3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation, even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you,
The Lord stated:
Ac9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
Ac9:16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
Ac9:17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house, and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul (Paul), the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
---trey on 3/21/11


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you are all right about the "Rev." thing. I equate it to others wanting to be addressed as "Dr." this or that, which is why my doctorate never enters any conversation.

I have written a book about this very thing, I Never Knew You, by Tate Publishing, ISBN 9781617398292. This book has had a very polarizing effect on evangelical church leadership. They accuse me of be a bit judgmental yet offer no reasons why. This age of "being tolerant" has certainly poisoned many church leaders.

So glad to read your definitions!
---rick_baker on 3/21/11


However misused the term "Reverend" is, it is the term "Christian" I am addressing. No doubt the world rather I NOT address the word "Christian", it is the biggest secret in the world.

We should not follow Peter's devotion. Jesus characterized Peter in this manner...

Mark 8:33
"you are NOT on the side of God".

Peter denied God completely (3 times). He misused the powers of the Holy Spirit to kill Ananias. He used fear to gain followers and glorified himself instead of God in Acts chapter 5 and 6 ("so that his shadow should fall on them").

Believers must decide whether to have a "more excellent" LOVE devotion.
---more_excellent_way on 3/21/11


More Excellent Way, are you aware the name "REVEREND" is found only one time in the entire Bible.

There are many people going around the world calling themselves "REVEREND." In the Bible the name "REVEREND" is God's Name, and God alone.

I just wanted to share this fact with yourself and others.
---Rob on 3/21/11


No doubt a Reverend has heard many common 'jargon' answers before. The actual truth may be of interest to you that it was....

"in Antioch, the disciples were first called Christians" (Acts 11:26).

Modern day "Christians" are following the religious practices of the Hebrew believers that realized Jesus was the promised Messiah of their scriptures. They insisted on keeping Mosaic law. PAUL said it was contrary to the gospel of Jesus but Peter and the disciples agreed with the Jews.

Historians call that the "Incident at Antioch", around 50 A.D. (look it up at wikipedia).....SAUL persecuted "the Way" (Acts 9:2, 19:9, 24:22, John 14:6).
---more_excellent_way on 3/21/11


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In eight words.

A follower of Jesus Christ and His teachings.

God Bless, Paul
---paul on 3/20/11


"as He is, so are we in this world." (in 1 John 4:17) "we who first trusted in Christ" (in Ephesians 1:12) "he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him" (in 1 Corinthians 6:17) "one as We are one" (in John 17:11)
---Bill_willa6989 on 3/20/11


one who truly follows jesus,one who is in the world but not of the world,one who shows the fruits of living this lifestyle,and one who in some way spreads the message of christ whenever,and wherever they can.
---tom2 on 3/20/11


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