A Christian is an individual who has placed their trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross on their behalf. The significance of this has eternal ramifications due to its supernatural implications.

A Christian is credited with Christ's merits of perfect righteousness, whilst Jesus is credited with the imperfections of lawlessness of the believer; this is called imputation. Christ takes the punishment, the believer inherits reward (Ephesians 1:5-14).

Since the Christian is joined with Jesus' death they are joined with His resurrection which is a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17), the sin nature put to death and the new nature birthed and grown through sanctification (holiness) onto glorification (Heaven). This is what it means to be born again as Jesus spoke of in John 3:7.

Being Born again is a state of being, a supernatural transfiguration which is known as regeneration (Titus 3:5).

Christians live to bring Glory to God (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Christians understand that the Bible is the primary means of God revealing Himself to the individual and thus the measuring stick to all life's dissensions and actions (John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ).

Christians earnestly await Jesus' return to judge the world in righteousness (Acts 17:31 , Philippians 3:20-21) . Those who reject God's gift and command of reconciliation are condemned to everlasting torment whilst those who submit to His will are exalted with everlasting life (Matthew 25:41,Matthew 23:11-12).
How do you know you are a Christian?
- I have recognized my need for redemption as a result of me breaking the law of God and have received His free gift of reconciliation by grace through faith in the life and work of Jesus Christ the God-man on the cross.

What must I do to become a Christian?
-Repent and believe the Gospel.
by Psalm_51 August 19, 2013
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Someone who is tired of searching their name on the internet and recieving only religion-related results, overall an awesome person, extremely intelligent and attractive
Christian searched his name on Google and ended up on the website for a local church
by cvega1091 September 30, 2009
A person who believes that Christ is their Savior. A person who believes that Jesus of Israel was/is the Son of God and was everything He claimed to be.
Kristen was a Christian and carried her Bible everywhere she went.
by Krysti Auzuki May 07, 2005
A misinterpreted, misunderstood faith. as you can see in many entries below. Christianity HAS been used to do things in "The Name of God" that God would never have wanted (ie. killing your parents, raping small children and mothers, stalkers, racial segregation etc.) But to give a perfect definition of Christianity - you would have to read the New Testament of the Holy Bible and see how Jesus Christ lived. He is the perfect definition of Christianity...afterall, that's where it all started. Before judging Christians, please meet a REAL one (a down-to-earth one) to show you what it's all about. Not with words, but in their actions.
NOT A CHRISTIAN: *Person standing on a box, screaming, "YOU ARE GOING TO HELL"*.

A REAL CHRISTIAN: A person who is humble, who shows by their ACTIONS louder than their WORDS that they have something different(Jesus).
by JekkaRae June 29, 2005
A boy whose nice, kind, funny, cute, and himself. Who could ask for more? He'll always be there for you no matter what happens. He can be annoying like anyone, or that you don't need him sometimes. But the absence of him drives you insane. He's been through more then you could imagine, but when your in his arms, it just feels safe because you know you have him to guide you.
But even as friends he's perfect. He will ditch even a girlfriend that tries to mess with you. You could be in love with him and see him with another girl, but as long as he's happy you're happy. Yet if he's mad at you, you feel so ashamed and as if your a burden. Over all, hes the person that you haven't lived till you see him.
When I see Christian bells ring like the sound of a moving truck backing up.
by Whitney Delia-Bria January 31, 2009
a christian is someone who believes that jesus christ is the son of god and that he died for EVERYBODY'S sins. a REAL christian realizes that he/she is not perfect but tries to be more like jesus. a REAL christian wouldn't try to force their beliefs on others, so whoever thinks that obviously hasn't met a true christian. also, don't think that all christians are like george bush, cause i'm a christian and i'm not exactly a big fan of his....to say the least.
Non-Christian: So, I guess you like George Bush
Christian: Not even a little.
by Jimena January 17, 2008
People who follow Christ as the centre of their beliefs. They should accept that they are not perfect and that they need the love and forgiveness of Jesus to become whole again. They believe that they can have a personal relationship with Jesus.

Christians are not to be mistaken for hypocrites who follow a holier-than-thou attitude to life. Real Christians are humble and give all the praise back to Jesus.
"all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God" (Romans 3:23)
by David Bunce July 27, 2005
Best best boyfriend a girl could ever wish for. He's considerate, caring, AMAZINGLY sweet, loving, handsome, sexy beyond belief (to sum things up). He'll come into your life when you least expect, but you'll never want him to leave once he does. He has gorgeous eyes and an amazing smile. When he holds you in his arms the world melts away. He'll turn your worst days around and make them into your best and he'll be there for you no matter what. Best thing that will ever happen to you point blank!
Christian is the Best Boyfriend Ever
by Lovely112509 April 12, 2010

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