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Cost Of Being A Christian

What/Who did you leave behind after being baptized? Old "friends", some hobby, etc.? What exactly?

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 ---Erika on 3/1/07
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when i got baptised i left behind, wrong doing. things that are unlike christ. i was born again to keep God's commandments and laws. forsake satan and his followers that could be some friends and hobbies. baptising means following christ footstep. forgetting the past and looking forward to what he has in store for me.
---Asher_Brown on 9/22/07

erika, using the word cost infers that there is some value too either things or even people who get between you and jesus.ANYTHING or ANYONE who pulls you away from following jesus are not what you need in your life.
---tom2 on 3/21/07

erika, at the sermom on the mount a wealthy young man approached jesus, asking him what he must do to enter heaven, he told jesus he followed the 2 golden rules loving God, and his neighbor, jesus told him he wasn,t far from heaven , but to give everything he had to the poor and follow him. the young man went away sad, because he could not give up all his the answer is jesus may ask you to give up everything and everyone.or atleast make him first, then go from there.
---tom2 on 3/19/07

Paul said to forget those things behind and press on for the prize. We enter the Kingdom through much tribulation. Those tears at night will turn to Joy in the Morning. Jesus is that Bright and Morning Star. I don't think of what I left behind or what left me, I rejoice in what I've gained...Eternal Life. Nothing can compare.
---kathr4453 on 3/8/07

the cost can be very high if your are speaking of the flesh.jesus said that brother will persecute brother ,and parents against you. but the cost of not accepting jesus is too high.anything or anyone we live behind is of no consequence,we must follow jesus.what we are to crucify daily is our flesh,our wordly thoughts and choices.anything outside of Gods word.
---tom2 on 3/2/07

Sin, Sickness, Death, kingdom of darkness that I was living in, exchanged it for the Kingdom of Light. I exchanged my worldly life for the Life of God.
---donna6598 on 3/2/07

I left the world.

"God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of my Lord Jesus Christ, by whom I have been crucified to the world and the world unto me."
---Linda_Smith on 3/2/07

Because of my upbringing I didn't need to leave behind vices, habits, hobbies etc. that could harm my walk with God but I have had to distance myself from certain relationships, both family and friends, because these were, I believe, deliberately targetting my faith. We must not allow others to try to bring us down, however close those people may be.
---m.p.a. on 3/2/07

I left behind my entire family that disowned me, children I watched walk away, my job and benefits, every job since then. Many were "Christian" employers that fired me as soon as I stood up for what the word says about wages and my co-workrs. Hit their wallet and you're gone! Finally, my health. God is good and blessed be the name of the Lord.
---Frank on 3/1/07

I left behind a lot of sadness and I hope as I keep being a Christian to leave behind even more.
---sue on 3/1/07

I didn't leave behind anyone as I was only 11 years old. I was blessed to have a Christian Mother who taught me to live by Christian ways so even before I was saved I tried to keep the 10 Commandments. My hobbies as a child and later as an adult were never "bad",but family type activities. I am truely blessed to have been raised by a family who loves Jesus.
---Darlene_1 on 3/1/07

I did most of the clean ups before I got baptized. I was to scared to be baptized when I didn't have "everything right." Now I find out I still don't have everything right so I wouldn't suggest everyone doing it my way. If I had it to do over again I would get baptized right after getting saved, not 15 years later.
---john on 3/1/07

I left my old man. My old man died!
---Helen_5378 on 3/1/07

Cost of being a Christian. I can already write a book.
---catherine on 3/1/07

Some friends and some family.
---Jem on 3/1/07

My old life, the ole sinner person that was in me.
---Rebecca_D on 3/1/07

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