Who Are Christians?
Christians are special kinds of people and children of God. Every one who is born of God is a christian because he has eternal life.
Why Many Can’t Explain Who Christians Are
Nobody can answer properly the question: who are Christians unless he has experienced it real life. Christians are people with real life and life changing experiences.
It is very unfortunate that when most people are asked to tell or define; who Is a christian? They find it hard because only a person with the life changing experience of a Christ in a man can tell you who a christian is.
Many people including Christians have not been able to answer this question rightly.
Christians are God’s children and supernatural people. And christianity is not a religion, it is a life or a manner of life. The Christians don’t do religion, they do something more real than religion this is why Christianity can’t be a religion. Christians do Christianity because it is their lifestyle.
Many people who call themselves Christians really don’t know who a Christian is. Most of God’s people have no accurate knowledge and understanding of who Christians really are. A lot of people refer to Christians as people who go to Church for service, prayers and other religious activities. Christianity is beyond just going to Church, it is a life.
I want you to understand this truth, a Christian is not a person who goes to church. You should understand that even the devil goes to Church. If every person who goes to Church is a Christian it means the devil is also a Christian. Not everyone who goes to Church is a Christian, get this clear now.
Christianity Is Not A Religion and Christians Are Not Religious Folks
I grew up hearing people call Christianity a religion. Growing up with this knowledge I call Christianity a religion also. Whenever we are asked to mention the types of religion in the world I mention Christianity as one. Now I am grown up, born again and know the word of God. I have a personal relationship with Jesus and have received many revelations directly from Him.
With my personal relationship with Jesus, knowledge of the scriptures, and revelations of Jesus Christ to me, can I call Christianity a religion? Can I call a christian a religious folk? Certainly not.
Until a man has a personal revelational knowledge of the Scriptures and revelations of Jesus he will never know who a Christian is. You can’t know who a Christian is until you know the Person of Jesus.
Where The Word Christians Came From
Christianity started in the time of the first apostles. This was after the Holy Spirit came on the believers.
You need to understand Christianity and who Christians are. We need to know and understand where the word Christian originates from. The word “Christian” was mentioned and heard for the first time in Antioch.
There was no mention of that word before Jesus Christ came to the world and throughout His ministry on earth. But after His ascension to heaven and the coming of the Holy Spirit to the earth which started a new dispensation, a knew kind of people emerged. These people were always called ‘disciples’ – disciples of Jesus. It was not only the twelve chosen by Jesus to be first apostles but comprises of all who believe in and follow Jesus. Disciples are the followers of Jesus. These disciples of Jesus always meet together in different locations for fellowship and sharing of the word.
The people who were not part of the disciples never understood these disciples. But because of there manner of life, the way they conduct themselves and do things they were highly regarded. It was because of their manner of life that the people who dwell in Antioch called them “Christians”.
And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. Acts 11:26 NKJV
Christian is not just a word, those who called the disciples Christian knew what they were saying. The word “Christian” is the Greek word: “
Christianos” which is translated “Followers of Christ”. Christians are followers of Christ.
Who Are Christians And What Is Christianity?
The New Testament identifies the Christian. We need to understand that Christianity is not a religion and Christians are not religious folks. Christianity is a life, it is the way and manner of life of the the new creation. It is the way of life of those who are born again. Christians are the new creation, the children of God with divine life. These are people who confess Jesus Christ to be the Lord of their lives. Christians are the people who have become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. They are people who have eternal life. Being born of the Spirit of God is what makes one a Christian not going to church alone.
Before the coming and the death of Jesus Christ, all men were dead spiritually. All died in the first Adam because of sin for the wages of sin is death. Because of this spiritual death and to be able to bring men back to God by giving them new life, Jesus Christ came to the world.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 NKJV
Whenever a man receives Jesus he at the same moment receive the life Jesus. The people who receive this life, divine life, Zoe are called Christians.
Christians Are Followers of Christ
People who follow Jesus Christ are all Christians. Christians are followers of Christ, that is what Christian means. This is why I said earlier that Christians are not the people who go to Church. Today, you have many people who engage in different diabolic practices going to Church, those that make them Christians? Absolutely No!
Being a Christian is beyond just going to Church, being a Christian is having a personal and genuine love relationship with Jesus Christ the Lord. Jesus Christ must be your Lord and Saviour before you can be a Christian. You must confess Him to be your Lord and Saviour.
A christian is someone who pattern his life, attitudes, words, and actions after Jesus Christ and after His words. It is the patterning of one’s life, words, actions, activities, word, and attitudes after Christ that is referred to as Christianity.
Christians Are Lively People And Christianity Is A Life
Jesus Christ came to the world majorly for one purpose, to give life. The reason for which Christ came is beyond dying for the sins of the world, though that’s what most of us think is the reason why He came. What Jesus came to do is beyond paying the price for our sins; He came to give us life.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10 NKJV
Jesus Christ brought life in it’s fullness, his is the primary reason why Jesus came. The reason He had to go through death is because it is not possible for Him to give the life He brought without first dying for the people He wants to give life to. Dying for our sins is not the end to a means rather it was a means to an end. The end is, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”.
Everyone who receives Jesus will receive life and life in abundant. Christians therefore are people who have possessed life. They are possessors of eternal life. WOW! This IS BIG and SWEET! Christians are possessors, they are ETERNAL, DIVINE, SUPERNATURAL, the GOD LIFE possessors.
Going To Church Doesn’t Make One A Christian
If a man goes to a bar to buy beer that doesn’t make him a drunkard unless he gets himself drunk with the beer. The same way, going to Church doesn’t make one a Christian unless he receive what Christians have. What is it that Christians have? Eternal life, salvation, righteousness, peace and love relationship with God.
You are not a christian because you go to church, you are a christian only because you are a possessor of life. Life is only in Jesus, anyone who has Jesus has life and anyone who doesn’t have Him doesn’t have life.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” John 3:16–17, 36 NKJV
The one who has the Son of God, Jesus Christ has life. Those who don’t have Jesus the Son of God cannot SEE life. Thank God we Christians don’t just see the life, we have it. This is what makes you are Christian if truly you have it.
No One Is Born A Christian By His Parents
I’ve heard some folks called themselves Christians because they were born by Christian parents. No one is ever born a christian by His parents.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:6 NKJV
The person your parents gave birth to is flesh and blood, so, growing up in a Christian home doesn’t make you a Christian but a personal decision to make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life.
A Christian is born of God and of the Spirit of God. Christians are spiritual beings and only spirit gives birth to spirit that is why only God gives birth to Christians.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12–13 NKJV
Those who receive Jesus Christ to be the Lord of their lives sit together with Him in a place of glory.
The Devil Has Never Been A Christian Despite Going To Church
Many people think going to church is what makes one a christian but that is not true. The devil used to be in heaven but still could not stop sinning. Being a covering Cherub, he still could not live the way God wants him to live. Why then should you think that going to Church is what makes a Christian? First of all, what is Church? I think knowing and understanding what or who the church is will help us greatly.
Christians Are Supernatural And In God’s Class.
What a life we have received. Christians are supernatural beings. We have received supernatural life, the very life of God, the life that makes God who He is. Receiving this life has placed us in God’s class. Oh! We are in God’s class! Why? Because we are born of Him and have His kind of life.
I tell you, Christians are strange people to the people of the world, that’s why they were given that name. The people who gave the disciples that name knew the kind of person Jesus is. When they could not see the difference between the life of Jesus and His followers they gave the name Christians.
Christians Are Partakers of God’s Divine Nature
Haven received the very life of God, the Christians are partakers of God’s divine nature.
Every living thing has its nature which is determined by its life. The nature of the dog is to bark, it has this nature because of its kind of life. Lion has its life and nature. Goat has its life and nature. Donkey has its own life and nature. Swine has its life and nature. A doh can’t be have like goat because it doesn’t have the nature of goat. Pigeon can’t fly like eagle because it doesn’t have the nature of eagle.
The child of God has the very life of God. Because the child of God, the Christian has this very life of God, he has also the nature of God.
As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:3-4 NKJV
Christians are partakers of the divine nature of God, this is the absolute truth. We don’t have a nature that is different from the nature God has. We are in God’s class of being. I’m sure you know that a lion can’t give birth to a cat neither does a sheep give birth to a goat. Everything reproduce after its kind.
If God is the one who gave birth to Christians, then they can’t be beings different from Him else they won’t be His children. But thank God, we are exactly like Him and have His spiritual DNA.
What Is Church And Who Are The Church?
Is church a physical building in a particular or any location? The buildings men build, are they really the church? Christians are the church of Jesus. The church is not a physical building but a spiritual building.
Christianity Is Not A Religion
Are Christians into another religion? No! Christianity is not a religion because the Jesus we pattern our lives after did not come to bring religion to the world. In fact, all the religious people hated Jesus with passion when He walked the earth and still hate Him now. They hated Him because He brought life to people and also came to show people the way to God. Only Jesus came to the world and says He knows the way to God. He didn’t even stop there, He went on to say He is the way to God.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6 NKJV
Words like these are too much for the religious mind to take. The words of Jesus are too much for the religious people. Religious people believe they are the right people to find God even though they have not been successful In their search for Him. But Jesus came and says; I am the way, the truth, and the life. What manner of Man Jesus is. No wonder a group of the Herodians sent to make Him fall in His speech came back saying no man ever spoke like Jesus. This is the Jesus Christians are following. Since Jesus had not come to bring religion it therefore mean that His followers are not into religion. Christianity is living in the glory of God every Christian is called to a life of glory.
Christianity Is The Way
Christians are people of the way. Jesus is the way and Christians are His people. Christianity can therefore be define as the way. Only Christianity is the way to God. Unlike other religion, Chtistianity is not looking for God, it is the way to God. Chtistians are people of the way and are in the way by being in Christ.
Religion up till now has not been able to find God. They have not known God up till this moment and can’t find Him except they come through the way.
Religion is always trying to reach God and have not been successful. Because religion believes only her can find God and has not been able to, she always stand against anyone who claims to have found God or know Him. This is one of the major reason why religion is always against Christianity.
How To Become A Christian
There are no many ways to become a Christian but just one. To become a Christian, all you need to do is believe in Jesus and confess Him to be the Lord of your life.
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:8–10 NKJV
- Believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and your Saviour. Agree that He died for your sins and was raised for your justification. Believe with your heart for it is with the heart man believes.
- Confess Him as the Lord of your life. You have to vocalise your faith, declare boldly what you believe for with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Receive Salvation Now
Are you ready to receive Jesus and make Him the Lord of your life? Then pray this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus! I believe that you came to the world, died for my sins and on the third day was raised back to life for my justification. I acknowledge you as my Lord and Saviour. Today, I confess you today as my Lord and my Saviour and declare that I am born again, I am justify, I am a new creature, and a child of God. Thank you Jesus for saving me.
If you just pray the prayer, congratulations! You are now a child of God, a new creation. You are now a genuine Christian, therefore, congratulations once more. I look forward to reading your mail. Subscribe to this blog and send your mail to me.