Thursday, June 9, 2016

What Christians are not

  • Christians are not liars
  • Christians are not cheaters
  • Christians are not drinkers of alcohol or strong drink
  • Christians are not unrighteous
  • Christians are not unholy
  • Christians are not stealers
  • Christians are not any single denomination
  • Christians are not unbelievers
  • Christians are not proud
  • Christians are not haters of men
  • Christians are not homosexual
  • Christians are not adulterers or fornicators
  • Christians are not sinners

Can a Christian commit any of these above acts? Yes. Is He still a Christian if he does? No. Here’s why.

A truthful man can lie…but if he lies he is no longer a truthful man. An honest man can steal…but if he steals he is no longer an honest man. A sober man can drink strong drink or alcohol…but if he drinks strong drink he is no longer sober. The same goes for a Christian. A Christian can sin…but if he sins against God he is no longer a Christian. Christians are not sinners. Christians are not children of the Devil. Christians are children of God and born of the Spirit. Christians are holy and live right because they are “new creations” created by Christ Jesus. Christians do have and advocate for sin.

“If” Christians do sin they can confess their sins and God will pardon, forgive, and cleanse…again…but the fact of the matter is Christians don’t have to sin. They have God-given power to live and do right…All they need is to be taught right. Christians are not religious sinners or part time believers. The Bible doesn’t condone Christian’s to sin. The Bible condemns sin and so does Christ. Christians shouldn’t sin against God. Christians are saints of God born of the Spirit of God. A Christian is not ruled by sin…but by the power of Divine Grace. Grace is greater than sin. Christians are saved by Grace. Christians obey God because the power of God is greater than sin. Christians are not ashamed in the eyes of God. The heart is made clean and redeemed by the precious blood of Christ. Christians do things pleasing to God. Christians obey God. Christians are morally changed by God’s Grace. Let judgment begin with you…because Christians are not what man determines.

Christianity is determined by your faith in Christ and God’s operation upon the human soul.

1 Peter 4:16-18…if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?