IS YOUR CHARACTER THAT OF A CHRISTIAN?

As I watch the actions of President Obama and Senator Harry Reid, who have claimed to be Christians, would we know it by their actions? When we see the President’s compassion for Syrian refugee children, why do we not see the same passion for Kurd or Coptic Christian children? We know the Presidents early childhood was connected to Islam. He spent 20 years under Jeremiah Wright who, if you remember, dammed America. Obama called the sound of Islamic prayer being the most beautiful sound in the world. How can a Christian praise Islam who deny Christ? It seems our president supports Muslim extremists more than Christian refugees. In fact, according to Investment Business Daily paper, the deal John Kerry and President Obama made on the nuclear program has never been signed by Iran. The Iranian president said: “Why should we place an unnecessary legal restriction on the Iranian people?” This means we have no deal. ARE THESE THE DEEDS AND BELIEFS OF A TRUE CHRIST BELIEVING CHRISTIAN WHO CONTINUES TO MISLEAD US? Acts 26:20b “I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.” May we judge one’s deeds to determine if a person is living a Christian life?

President Ronald Reagan said: “If we ever forget that we are one Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” “The Constitution was never meant to prevent people from praying; its declared purpose was to protect the freedom to pray.” “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all problems men face, if we’d only look there.” Do you see a difference today and what America was like in the 1980s? Then was a time of great prosperity. Do leaders make a difference to God?

2 Peter 2:1–3 “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.”

Each of us as Christians must ask: “Do others see Christ in us?” If not, we are not true witnesses of Christianity. Our deeds and our character are the most important sign of who we live for. Are we living as Scripture has taught us: For Christ or ourselves?

Romans 12:1–2 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

We are urged to do three things: Offer our bodies as living sacrifices, we are not to conform to the patterns of this world and we are to be transformed with a new mind. We are called to totally be surrendered and committed, striving to live a Christ-like life. Do most Christians understand this and if they do, why do they continue to live as the world lives? Do these Christians understand what God has done for us? We should know that the greater our commitment, the more spiritual rewards and blessing we will receive?

We should realize that once we have committed our lives to Christ, we are not to revert back to our former selves. We must be careful what we read and watch. We must not be afraid to challenge the ways of the world. To be transformed by the renewing of our minds means we are to be set apart from the ways of the world. We can avoid most worldly customs and still be sinfully proud, covetous, selfish, stubborn arrogant or self-righteous. These are things, those influenced by demons, do. I think Satan is preparing the world for the Antichrist to take over. I often wonder if some of our politicians are actually allowing demons to make their decisions. Scripture tells us that the Holy Spirit is given to us that our minds are renewed to re-educate and redirect our thinking. Are we listening to the Holy Spirit or demonic influence?

The Bible implies that if we surrender, make a commitment and stop living a sinful life, the Holy Spirit will transform us and give us a new mind in a way similar to Christ. Keep in mind it is a gradual process. We are not to become impatient and frustrated because it doesn’t happen instantly.

We are told in 1 Peter 2:21 “To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his steps.” I Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” I Thessalonians 2:10–12 “You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.”

We must be careful in what we say. It is easy to create the wrong impression. Our life-style must be consistent with the gospel at all times. It is important that others see our love through being concerned, caring and being fair to all in our decisions. People must see our faith and confidence by our motives, deeds and actions. They must see us as moral, being truthful, having integrity and being consistent. We are told to help those who have gone astray and to provide an example for all the believers of what is meant to live a Christian life.

Any person ought to be able to tell if A Christian has the Holy Spirit and is allowing Him to guide them. It hurts Christianity to see people who are Christians in name only. There are too many divisive people in the overall churches. The devil does everything to disrupt the body of believers and he uses some, so-called Christians, to do his work.

What is coming is found in Revelation 13:7-8 “It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.” “It” stands for the Antichrist.

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  1. By our presidents actions, I believe he is not a Christian. A Christian would do everything in their power to protect and serve other Christians in need. Example, the Christian refugees. We could and should help them by bringing them to America. The middle east can keep their Muslims but we would take those Christians who have nowhere to go.

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