“No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.” – 1 John 3:9
Who is a Christian?
“Abandonment of early pacifist principles began at the conversion of Constantine from paganism to Christianity. He virtually made the church an agency of Roman State, and abandoning her anti-military convictions.” -C. J. Cadoux, historian
Jesus: “Whoever finds his [lower] life will lose [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] life on My account will find [the higher life]. -Matthew 10:39 Amplified Bible
Questions of this eternal importance can only be answered by the Holy Scriptures. Many think all that they have to do is go to Church or just say the word “Christian” (or a “Jew”) as if that makes them one.
Prayerfully consider carefully what is written:
“No good tree bears bad fruit, not does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” -Luke 6:43-45
Jesus: “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” -John 4:23, 24
“Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says ‘Jesus be cursed!’ and no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit.” -1 Corinthians 12:3
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.” -1 John 4:1-3
“Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman, who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the Lord, who keeps his oath even when it hurts, who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.” -Psalm 15:1-5
“For admission has secretly been gained by some who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly persons who pervert the grace of our God into licentiousness [sexually unrestrained] and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” -Jude 1:4
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits.” -Matthew 7:15-20
“Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of the lips that acknowledge [profess] his name [Jesus].” – Hebrews 13:15
“but be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. …But he who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer that forgets but a doer that acts, he shall be blessed in his doing.” -James 1:22, 25
“but he who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God. And every one who speaks a word against the Son of Man (Jesus) will be forgiven; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” -Luke 12:9