Location: Monroeville, PA, United States
To me, being a Christian means:
To have a personal relationship with Jesus not religious games. Meaning that you actually believe He is the Son of God ; He paid that sin debt for you on the cross by the shedding of His blood ; that He rose again and Is Alive ! Now if you truly believe that then you tell him you do and ask his forgives and ask him to come int your heart and take over your life. Truly surrendering it to him by building that relationship with him by prayer ; reading Gods word; getting into a good bible based church to get feed and to fellowship. For example take this christian mingle site . Say you like someones profile you meet and that night you run off and get married. The next day you both go back to your own homes and never see each other again or only if you have to meet for some legal reason but stay married . Now you know of each and believe that the other existed but there is know real relationship ( this is what i call religion) . On the other hand you if you find some one on this site meet and start building a relationship. Finding each others likes and dislikes. Sharing the things going on in each others lives being their for one another building that solid foundation. Then you get married you actual live together and you are their for each everyday no matter what life may bring . Whether it be good times or not. Just loving each and never leaving one another supporting each other communicating and continually working on your marriage . ( Now this what i call a personal relationship.) Now I'm not perfect and no one is we all mess up. But no matter what Jesus Loves Us . He just wants us to love Him and have personal relationship with Him. You know what the the bible says the greatest command is to Love the Lord your God with all your mind , heart and soul. When you realize what God and Jesus have done for you and how much he loves you. That's when your attitude changes from I have to serve him to I get to serve him. Now we get to serve him by being light and salt to others. By forming our lives in Christ image and doing the second greatest command of love other as ourselves. So we can tell others of the gospel and bring them to the saving knowledge of Jesus!