Question 639

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? What is a Chrstian?

Answer: I am glad that you asked.

A christian is a person that has placed their faith alone in the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ as the complete payment for their sins, believing that and that alone gets them to heaven.

1 John 5:10-13 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. (11) And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. (12) He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (13) These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

To be honest MOST of “So Called” Christendom is FAR from being christian BECAUSE most churches offer a “Works based Gospel” which is contrary to the bible and DOES NOT save.

Matthew 7:21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (22) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? (23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

The all to common reasoning I get from those that I share the Gospel with is that they think they are christians because they go to church, In all truthfulness, Going to church DOES NOT make you a christian, it makes you a Churchtian but not a christian.

Consider this as well… Does standing in a garage turn you into a car, the answer is… Of course not, so the same principle applies here as it does to the above said.

In Conclusion:

God has made it clear that a person is ONLY SAVED by their trust in Christ and his payment on the cross alone for their sins.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as YOUR savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved – Acts 16:31

The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23