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Meaning Of Being A Christian

What does it mean to be a Christian besides someone having their paid meal ticket to heaven?

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 ---Cole on 9/27/06
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A true Christian asks:

What would the true Jesus do? Who has the mindset and manners of the Torah?

By power of the His blood and the Holy Spirit, with your faith in Christ, are you growing to have the mindset and manners of the living Torah, Christ?

Or did He die in vain, for you?

Do we abide with a lawless Christ?
---Paul9594 on 11/5/09

One must take up their own cross, as Christ has, and follow after Christ up to the end.
---Eloy on 11/5/09

Romans 8:29 For whom he foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many believers. As a Christian we are to live our lives in accordance with the Word of God. Through the Holy Spirit we receive the wisdom and guidance to live a Godly life. Through the Word of God we learn how to change our lives and renew our minds. We try to live by the fruits of the Holy Spirit in all situations and circumstances. If our lives reflect Christlike qualities we can be good witnesses to our family, friends, and strangers alike.
---Bob on 11/4/09

A christian is not some word you can define from a dictionary.

It is a way of life - twenty four hours a day, 365 days a year - not a weekly pep talk dished out by your denominational "churches."

It is to love your God with all your heart, mind and soul. It is to love your neighbor as yourself - or even above yourself. It's applying the fruits of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance against there is no law or definition found in a dictionary. It's going out into the world to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the poor... Time is at hand so what are you doing after work and/or school or in your free time to populate God's Kingdom?
---Steveng on 11/4/09

Believing that the Word of God became Flesh and dwelt amoung us.His Name is Emmanuel being interrupted "God with us".
Understanding,believing in the Word of God is the only way to know him,and will save you from eternal, spiritual death.
Meaning,Jesus the Christ,Son of God,and our Savior,is the only way to the Father.
Understanding:[God swore by His Word] The Father sacrifing His Son to not just cover or sins but to redeem us from them into remission.
We Forgive knowing we have been forgiven.
You will know them by their fruit.
Either make the tree good,and his fruit good,or else make the tree corrupt,and his fruit corrupt:for the tree is known by fruit.
---char on 11/4/09

if you have not experienced a real conversion with a hunger to know the Lord and be known by the Lord - I suggest you go to Him
This is not about believing a story it is a conversion - complete with a new you. You may struggle but you should have evidence in your life that you are His
---andre5846 on 9/15/07

Take heart! Jesus loves all of you and your salvation is secure!
---John3:17 on 9/15/07

Christian is defined as "Christ-like" we are to model our lives after the example and walk of Christ. Paul tells us in 1st Peter 2:21 that we should follow Christ's steps. Jesus told us many things about living our lives as he lived his, "take up our cross", "love one another, as I have loved you", forgive and ye shall be forgiven." In a nut shell Christian means to be Christ-like.
---evangelistjerry on 9/15/07

Christian comes from the word Christ. A Christian is a person whom has in prayer at Jesus' cross admits (confesses) to Jesus they need to be saved from wrong (sins), and asks Jesus to forgive them (apologize) for all their sins, and asks Jesus to save them from sin, and to wash them completely with his blood, and to come into their heart and life with his Holy Spirit and take over to be their Savior and their Lord God forever.
---Eloy on 9/15/07

After praying the sinner's prayer, Christ's life then joins this soul and the soul is born-again (Christianed). They become a genuine child of God, and their name is written in heaven in "the Lamb's Book of Life."
---Eloy on 9/15/07

Your actual day of Salvation is upon the day that Jesus returns according to the Bible. Until that time, the Bible teaches that we are to Pick up our crosses daily and follow Him and to work out our salvation with fear and trembling and to come out from among them and be ye separate.
In other words,seek after God's will and divorce this world and grow in Christ through study,prayer,worship and fellowship. The process(meal ticket)doesn't stop when we "say" we are "christian".
---jody_martin on 9/15/07

ANBODY who has "paid meal ticket" in their mind about salvation misses the whole point. You might need to ask them if they love Jesus because He keeps them from going to hell or because of what He did for them.
---denna7667 on 9/14/07

Definition of a christian...Professing Christ as Lord and Savior, affirming the Divinity of Christ, One who believes in Jesus as the Christ. To me it is personal, a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Not a "religion". I do not view it as a paid meal ticket to Heaven, but as a free gift offered to us all. John 3:16, For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
---Cynthia on 9/14/07

Cole it's God's wish for people to have a free ticket to Heaven. PLainly then what it means is that God's will for a person's life is ultimately acomplished.
What it means to be a Christian in this life is to live for God, making his ways yours and reflecting his glory. Some do this better than others, how well do you do it?
---Pharisee on 9/14/07

To be a Christian mean I have:
A...admitted I am a sinner.
B...Believe (trust) Christ died for MY sin
C...Confess and Claimed Jesus only is my Savior.
Heaven and God's presence is a perfect Holy place. NO SIN ALLOWED. Payment must be made for my sinful state. Christ paid it all. I trust him and receive Him as My Savior AND LORD of my life. Pray a simple and sincere prayer of faith and ASK JESUS to cover your sin with His Blood. That's the only way of salvation. Eph. 2:8-9 Rom. 5:8
---eloia on 9/30/06

When people are truly saved their heart changes. They WANT to do what Jesus said to do. Sometimes bad things happen to Christians that makes them hurt & then they hurt others. We have to learn to control our flesh, overcome temptations & pain. Salvation is not a license to sin. Christ is not a hotel for saints but a hospital for sinners. We all make bad choices and sow bad seeds sometimes. It's not easy to follow Christ. It takes a lifestyle of prayer and practicing LOVE even when we don't feel like it.
---Amy9384 on 9/28/06

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So people now have their free ticket to heaven and can live their life as they please and still make it to heaven?
---Cole on 9/28/06

It means to be Christ like in all you do and say. It means to follow Jesus and His teachings and do what He says to do in His word. Forgive and it shall be forgiven you. It means a right standing with God, "You are the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus." You are born of the Spirit of God. God causes all things to work together for good. It means everything the Bible says it means.
---Donna9759 on 9/27/06

It means that my life is not my own. I was bought with a price, the precious blood of Jesus. It is now my turn to live for Him, to honor and glorify Him with all that I do.
---Madison1101 on 9/27/06

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