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).
- 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.
Fake Christian: No way, you look like a hobo. Get away from me. COPS!!
Fake Christians (on sunday): Glory to God! We love you! Praise be your name!
Said Fake Christian (On friday): Whoo! Let's go get drunk guys!!
Fake Christian (In public): I love God, he's so wonderful. I love my kids, *gives money to hobo*
Said Fake Christian (at home, with family): Women! Make me a sandwich! (Women doesn't hear, fake christian hits her)
REAL Christian(Sunday-Saturday): I love God. He's wonderful. *Starts praying, then gives money to hobo*
Gosh. That took forever to type ;) bbuuuuttt thats america.
Note- Just because his name is Christian doesn't mean he is a believer in any specific faith.
So if you choose to be ignorant and shut the truth out, then that's fine. But if you think about it, wouldn't you rather know where we really came from?
me: "you're full of shit"
2) Can be used to describe someone with the above traits. Usually meaning in the socially awkward way.
2) Wow, that girl probably thinks I never have anything to talk about. I can't believe I just pulled a Christian.
3) Dude, you suck at soccer, quit being Christian we need to win.