Jumat, 26 Maret 2010

Are You a Christian?

This topic I write especially for Christians, because I am a Christian without any intention to resist other religion. Feel free to read if you'd like to, but you don't have to read if you don't like.

When I opened the sabbath day minutes ago, this idea came to mind and I started to think : What actually a Christian is? A member of an international group? Or a member of a religious group? Or a member of a church? Is that what we call Christian? What is it?

Now, I'd like to throw this question to you? What do you think a Christian is? Well, if you are a Christian, who do you think yourself is?

When we open the dictionary, we'll find many meanings of Christian. One of them that I want to show you is this : a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ.

The definition above is exactly the same with what I read in the bible, in 1 John 2:6.

"Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did."

Christians are the followers of Jesus Christ. We claim ourselves to live in Jesus Christ, believing in Him as our saviour, praying in Jesus' name, praising Him, having Him as our best friend. Isn't it true?
But have we walk as Jesus walked?
Have we live as Jesus live?
This bible verse tells us that if we claim ourselves as Christians, we must live as Christ lived. It means that whatever we do in our lives, we must reflect Christ who is in us. Christ is being our example.
In John 15:4, Jesus says, "Remain in me, and I will remain in you."

So if we live in Christ, He will live in Him, and by our deeds, our words, our minds, we will reflect Christ, showing Him unto the world - that doesn't know Him, and be a little light in the darkness.

I remember a song, sang by Emannuel Quartet. Here's some of its lyrics:

"Can Jesus be seen in me?
Does my life reflects the example He set?
Can I live for the Lord faithfully?
When the world looks at me, is it Jesus they see?
Can Jesus be seen in me?"

May these questions above could we also ask to ourselves as Christians.
Have we reflects the life of Christ in our lives?
Are we Christians?
Does Jesus live in me?

Happy Sabbath, Christians.
God bless you :)

2 komentar:

eLLa mengatakan...

*thumbs up*

Gavrila mengatakan...

Thanks, ella :)

"As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead." James 2:26 (NIV)

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