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The Test of a True Christian
The Bible tells us WHO is Christian and WHO is NOT!
Can You Accept Biblical Correction?
In Jeremiah 5:3O LORD, [are] not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, [but] they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.Jeremiah 5 verse 3, Jeremiah 7:28But thou shalt say unto them, This [is] a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.Jeremiah 7 verse 28, and Zephaniah 3:2She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.Zephaniah 3 verse 2 the Bible speaks about people who refuse 'correction.' But then we learn in Job 37:13He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.Job 37 verse 13, Proverbs 3:11My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction.Proverbs 3 verse 11, Proverbs 15:10Correction [is] grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: [and] he that hateth reproof shall die.Proverbs 15 verse 10, Proverbs 22:15Foolishness [is] bound in the heart of a child; [but] the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.Proverbs 22 verse 15, and Habakkuk 1:12[Art] thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.Habakkuk 1 verse 12 that 'correction' is the mercy of God.
If a person is prone to anger when hearing correction, when confronted with sin and repentance, then they have an unteachable spirit. Watch the eyes and the facial expressions change. There will be demons lurking, either dwelling within that person or trying to protect them from Jesus and Bible truths. Read What are the Unteachable Like. A true Christian is teachable, accepts correction, and has a humble spirit.
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) PROVING what is acceptable unto the Lord. Ephesians 5:8-10
Many televangelists and church people may have the "appearance" of being Christian (Titus 1:16They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.Titus 1 verse 16) but like the devil (2 Corinthians 11:14And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.2 Corinthians 11 verse 14) they can appear to be children of light and not be. People get so angry when they hear anyone quote Scriptures that exposes their wrongs, their sins, the things they try to hide from God and others so they hug the false teachings which offers them a false assurance of salvation. You can be confident in that any unbelief and your sins will find you out!
Follow JESUS, not man. Jesus Christ only should be our "leader." Seek wisdom and spiritual discernment (Proverbs 4:7Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [therefore] get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.Proverbs 4 verse 7). Anyone who speaks of having a LEADER must be in a cult or from outer space or maybe he's being mind controlled.
Are you willing to serve without attention?
Every person who professes to be a Christian IS CALLED to go wherever God sends to witness to others. This is another great test of a true Christian because the mainstream, counterfeit church today is not interested in witnessing, and they will do absolutely nothing that will ostracize them or remove themselves from their comfort zones, unless it will bring temporary glory upon themselves.
The church, which I now call the 'world church,' has become "fishers of their own will and desires" instead of what the Bible calls us to be "fishers of men"
(Matthew 4:18-20(verse 18) And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
(verse 19) And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
(verse 20) And they straightway left [their] nets, and followed him.Matthew 4 verses 18-20, Mark 1:16-18(verse 16) Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
(verse 17) And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
(verse 18) And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.Mark 1 verses 16-18).
If you are sincerely serving the Lord with all your heart, mind, and soul then all that you do is to be done as unto the Lord and you will not seek man's recognition, fame, attention and glory upon yourself. You will not be boasting about the things you have done. All that you do will be kept between you and the Lord.
You may not like it but listen close. I believe this with all my heart. A great majority in the church today who call themselves 'believers' have never, never been saved. They've never been touched by the conviction of the Holy Ghost and the Word of God. They're still slaves to the old ways, and old habits, and old ways. There's not one iota of change in them. They have one foot in the world. They're living a lie. They're putting Christ to open shame. They go to Jesus and say 'I believe' but they are doing more harm to Jesus than Scorsese and his film "The Last Temptation of Christ." The greatest group of believers and they will not walk in His Word. They can't see that they are bound... they're gonna go to hell. -David Wilkerson, Celebrity, and Counterfeit Christianity (video)-