A True Christian – What does that mean?

A true Christian? What does that mean? How do I become an authentic Christian?

Becoming a Christian? Relevant questions that must be answered in the affirmative…

Does one truly trust in Jesus as Messiah…do they believe with a sincere heart that Jesus is Messiah who died for them?

These matters of the heart are known by the Father via His divine omniscience (Psalm 139:2) and irrespective of genealogy, heritage, skin color, past history-sin, intelligence quotient, employment, service, philanthropy, the one who truly believes that Jesus died for them to pay their sin-debt owed the Father…a sin-debt they could never pay them self…this person is made “positionally right” with the Father by faith; that is, the righteousness-sinless perfection of Jesus is imputed-gifted into their life by covenant promise (2 Corinthians 5:21), forever, and they enter into New Covenant relationship with the Father, they receive the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor of that Covenant (Ephesians 1:13-14), forever, and they are forever forgiven of sin…all sin…past-present-future (Hebrews 8:12)…and they become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) with new values, desires, goals, through the daily process of sanctification (Galatians 5:16) where the Holy Spirit employs the natural law, the law of conscience (Romans 2:14-15) written upon our heart at conception in the womb and enlivens that law through the redeemed conscience and the Holy Spirit does a new work in their life by producing “fruit” (Galatians 5) that honors the Father, validates their faith, as the Holy Spirit prepares them for service in the New Jerusalem; this, for the Glory and Honor of the Father as He is currently in the process of restoring order and holiness to His Kingdom, holiness and order disrupted by a rebellious and destructive anointed cherub angel (John 8:44; Luke 10:18); this, causation for the Gospel as Elohim’s battle strategy to “destroy the works of the Devil” through Messiah’s selfless love demonstrated at Golgotha (1 John 3:8b); this, a battle strategy ordained, authorized, “before Time began” (2 Timothy 1:8-10).

Jesus said you will know the Christian by the “fruit” that is produced in their life via the indwelling Holy Spirit (Matthew 7:15-20; Galatians 5); therefore, a man or woman’s relationship with Elohim cannot necessarily be judged by the denominational or religious label placed upon them by the works of men for Elohim’s thoughts and His purposes are infinitely superior to the thoughts and motives of sinful humanity (Isaiah 55:8).

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