Being a Christian
What is a Christian? According to The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language, the general definition of a Christian is "One who professes belief in Jesus as Christ or follows the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus."
There are many Christian denominations, each varying slightly in its interpretation of the Bible teachings. But, the basic, fundamental trait of all Christians is their belief that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and the Savior of the world. Christians believe that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, died on the cross for the sins of mankind, was resurrected, and returned to Heaven. Christians also believe in the literal Second Coming of Christ. The Bible is regarded as Holy Scripture, the Word of God.
"l am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)
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Bible references to consider: Jesus Christ was, and is, the eternal Son of the eternal God Isaiah 7:14 ; 9:6 | Matt. 3:17 | Luke 9:35 | John 1:1-3,14 ; 10:30 ; 14:9 ; 17:1-5 | I Tim.3:16
He came from Heaven, was born of a virgin called Mary, lived a sinless life on earth yet died for our sins at Calvary's cross. Isaiah 59:2 | Gal. 4:4,5 | I John 4:10,14,19 | I Peter 2:22-25 ; 3:18
He was buried, rose again the third day according to the scriptures and is now seated at the right hand of His Father, God, in Heaven. I Cor. 15:3,4 | Acts 13:30 | Romans 4:24,25 | Hebrews 1:3 ; 8:1 ; 10:12 ;1 2:2
Bible is divinely inspired word of God. Psalms 119:89,105,140 | II Timothy 3:16 | II Peter 1:21
Existence of a literal Heaven to gain, as well as a literal Hell to shun. John 14:1-3 | Luke 16:23 ; 23:43 | John 3:16-18,36 | II Corinthians 5:8
Christians should be gathered unto the name and person of the Lord Jesus Christ for public worship, praise and ministry of the word of God. Matthew 18:20 | I Corinthians 5:4 | Psalms 50:5 ; 100:4 | Hebrews 13:13,15
Tracy Jones was raised in a large and loving Christian family. As the president of her church's youth program, Tracy was always very active in local and international ministries. Throughout school, she was a faithful member and treasurer of the local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Tracy graduated from Florida State University in 1987 and has earned 18 years of business experience. Since 1997 she has spent her career building business in the technology industry with Yahoo!, Inc. and was recently recruited by Spark Networks to build the online Christian community through the http://www.ChristianMingle.com personals service.
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