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What is a true Christian?

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A Christian is a person who belives in God


A true Christian is a person who has put his or her faith and trust in the person of Jesus Christ and fact that He died on the cross as payment for sins and rose again on the third day to obtain victory over and to give eternal life to all who believe in Him. John 1:12 tells us: "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become , to those who believe in His name."; A true Christian is indeed a child of God, a part of God's true family, and one who has been given new life in Christ. The mark of a true Christian is love for others and obedience to God's Word (1 John 2:4; 1 John 2:10).

Orthodox Answer:

In the Orthodox point of view, a true Christian is a person who fulfills at least the following criteria:

  • Truly believes in the dogmas of the Church as they are correctly stated in the Nicene Creed.
  • Accepts both Holly Tradition and Holly Scriptures.
  • Has active liturgical life and participates in the Communion.
  • Admits his/her sins and confesses them regularly.

Additional Answer:

A true Christian is a person who believes that Jesus is God's son.

Those who are true Christians have full faith that Jesus Christ is God's specially Anointed One and only-begotten Son, the Promised Seed who sacrificed his human life as a ransom, was resurrected and exalted to the right hand of Yahweh, and received authority to subdue his enemies and vindicate God's name. (Mt 20:28; Lu 24:46; Joh 3:16; Ga 3:16; Php 2:9-11; Heb 10:12, 13) Christians view The Bible as the inspired Word of God, absolute truth, beneficial for teaching and disciplining mankind.-Joh 17:17; 2Ti 3:16; 2Pe 1:21.

More is required of true Christians than a mere confession of faith. It is necessary that belief be demonstrated by works. (Ro 10:10; Jas 2:17, 26) Born as sinners, those who become Christians repent, turn around, dedicate their lives to Jehovah, to worship and serve him, and then submit to water baptism. (Mt 28:19; Ac 2:38; 3:19) They must keep themselves clean from fornication, from idolatry, and from eating blood. (Ac 15:20, 29) They strip off old personalities with their fits of anger, obscene talk, lying, stealing, drunkenness, and "things like these," and they bring their lives into accord with Bible principles. (Ga 5:19-21; 1Co 6:9-11; Eph 4:17-24; Col 3:5-10).


A Christian is someone who believes that YHVH (The Divine of Israel) came to Judea approximately 29-33 C.E. in the form/image/essence of Joshua (Jesus*) to expiate the error/sins of humankind, especially that of Israelites through its sacrifice upon the cross/tree/stake in Jerusalem for the charge of sedition by the Roman Government. A Christian believes that Joshua was "The King of the Hebrews/Jews", meaning not only an "anointed king", but the YHVH which is actually the true "king" of Israel. Joshua/YHVH is said to have risen from the dead and to be the first to do so that many shall believe in this resurrection as proof of the coming of the Kingdom of YHVH and the so-called "Judgment Day".

A Christian does not follow the laws of Moses or of Israel because the Old Covenant has been completed and fullfilled in the person of Joshua, and a New Covenant has been brought into affect that was foretold by the Israelite prophet Jeremiah. The new covenant emphasizes "faith" over "deeds of righteousness and law". This is a summary of what it means to be a Christian, yet there are numerous interpretations regarding this label or title. It is interesting to note that the Roman government crucified/sacrificed this "king", yet the "Roman Catholic Church" now believe in this "king" and also the New Covenant and are Christians. So, in conclusion, YHVH did conquer Rome, howbeit in a very mysterious way in history.

Another Answer:

A true christian is one who hears the gospel, believes with faith, repents & is baptized in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins & is obedient to the leading of the Spirit of Truth.

Additional Comment:

A true Christian is someone who keeps the commandments of God and the faith in the biblical view of Jesus

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