Thank you Holy Spirit
Can a Christian go to hell?
Can a Christian sin?
Can a Christian lose His salvation?
Can a Christian be possessed?
The answers to all of these questions will lead us to the ultimate one – Who is a Christian?
When we forsake our old ways and confess Christ as our Lord and personal Savior, getting baptized thereafter, we’re saved and now a “Christian”….
… But from what I can understand from the scriptures- Acts 11:1-26, the disciples weren’t called Christians just because they confessed Christ as their Lord and got water baptized…, they were called Christians because of their Christ-like personality; their actions and words were just like Christ’s.
To be termed a “bona fide Student” of an institution, one ought to have spent the years needed and passed the necessary papers. Spending less than the needed years makes one a “drop out” (which is termed “backslider” in Christiandom)
And just as you can’t call yourself a bona fide Student of an institution by merely enrolling to start a course and refusing to attend classes or write exams, same way you can’t call yourself a Christian by just going through the rudiments(forsaking, confessing, getting water baptized) and refusing to abide. John 15:1-10
“They’ve gone after the error of Balaam….” (2 Peter 2:14-22), WE, in our generation, have added that of the Scribes and Pharisees (who believed they were God’s Children until God came down to tell them otherwise- John 8:44)
# They’re very very good in politics (even Pontius Pilate didn’t stand a chance)
# They would rather socialize with the high and mighty than be found with the lowly(who Christ made His disciples)
# One has to be wealthy and connected to be in their caucus
# They’re power-hungry, status-hungry, and fame-hungry
# They’re also spiritually blind(Matt 15:12-14) and can’t stand those with spiritual insights.
# They believe their words should be “yea and amen” and thus rejects knowledge in whatsoever form it is coming(Hosea 4:6), forgetting that God rejects those who rejects knowledge (light) John 3:19-21
All of these qualities weren’t found in CHRIST, but now we see people with all (or some) of these qualities claiming to be a CHRISTian. (when they are indeed Pharisees and Sadducees) Matt.15:7-9
So, I ask; Can Christ go to hell?
Can Christ lose His salvation?
Can Christ be possessed?
Can Christ sin?
Not so difficult to answer now, right?
A Christian is someone with Christ-like personality and so If WE who are called by His Name (CHRISTian) are truly like Him in words and deeds, then the answers to the questions above should suffice for the initial ones.
26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
Note: You can be anything (even a CHRISTian) only with the help of The Holy Spirit.
Acts 11:16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
Get baptized with The Holy Ghost today! Romans 8:16, Acts 5:32