Many people in the world are confused about what it is to be a Christian.
Many believe that is being religious, attending church, being a good person, or believing in God will make you a Christian. We asked some people at the mall “What is a Christian?
In the video below are their answers.
Just because you come from a Christian family, attend church, pray, read the bible, or even do good deeds will not make you a Christian. When a religious person asked Jesus how he could enter into his kingdom (today the question would be, how do I become a Christian?) Jesus replied with the following answer.
You must be born again. John 3:7
He did not tell him to become more religious, He did not say obey more rules, he did not even say you must belong to a certain church.
He said You must be Born again”
Going to church does not make you a Christian any more than going to McDonalds will make you a Cheeseburger!
Being a Christian is not obeying rules set forth by your church or denomination. It’s not just being religious.
Being a Christian is a supernatural change of heart. Not the heart that pumps blood or a valentines day heart like you see in pictures. When we say heart we mean the real you. The part of you that goes to heaven when you die if you are a Christian.
Its being born again into God’s Family.
Because of Adam and Eves disobedience when they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil they died on the inside. They died spiritually. They were separated from God.
All of us were born with a sinful heart (fallen nature, separation from God.) because of Adams sin. He represented all of us. Because of Jesus paying the price when he died on the cross and shed his blood, we can now receive a clean heart (Be born again) Its a free gift! The best Christmas gift the world has ever received!
The Bible says in Hebrews 9:22 that without the shedding of blood there is no taking away of sin.
Blood had to be shed so we could become a Christian. He paid the price when he died on the cross. All we have to do is believe in what Jesus has done for us and receive the free gift of salvation and be born again.
The Bible says in Romans 10:9 that If we believe in our heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confess with our mouth that he is lord of our lives we will be saved. (or born again) When we do this God makes us a new creature. Something that never existed before. He changes us on the inside. He does not change our outward appearance.
So, if your really beautiful before your born again, You’ll probably be really beautiful after your born again. If you not so beautiful like some of us guys before your born again. Its not going to help us guys. He changes us on the inside.
1 Corinthians 5:17 says If your in Christ you are a New Creature. Old things have passes away. All thing have become new.
We do not need a new creature kit be become a new creature in Christ. We do not need to pay $19.95 to become a new creature. It is a free Gift! All we need to do is reach out and take it by faith!
Pray this prayer to receive God’s gift to you…
Father I come to you in Jesus name.
I thank you that you sent Jesus to die on the cross for me. I thank you that he rose from the dead. Come in and take away my old sinful heart that I received from Adam. Give me a new heart that is after God’s nature. Right now I confess you as Lord of my life. I will do my best to live for you the rest of my life.
In Jesus Name