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The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by iliyande(m): 7:21am On Aug 07, 2016
Christians should realise and learn that being a Christian is not about us. It's all about Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone. So to be a Christian means to follow Christ, to desire Him, to fellowship with Him, to be indwelt by Him, and to bring glory to Him alone in your life.

FACING THE FACT AND MAKING RIGHT DECISION AS A CHRISTIAN

The Christian life demands change, and the toughest kind. It often means turning from the things that come easiest; things that satisfy our natural urges. But the ability to freely choose to say no to our urges and impulses is what makes us distinctly human. To say no—and yes!—at the right time is what makes humans happy. This is true freedom. Christianity is an invitation to actualize the human destiny of everlasting happiness; and through the Church, God has provided the road map to get us there.

Christianity is hard because it aims to soften hearts. One of the tough facts of Christianity is that we must face up to the fact that we are fallen.

A CHRISTIAN IS REDEEMED BY THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST


Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold...but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot (1 Peter 1:18,19 N.K.J.V.).

A CHRISTIAN CAN ENJOY PEACE WITH GOD

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1). So much of the turmoil in the lives of men today is the result of an awareness that they are not living in harmony with the will of God. The world desperately searches for peace, but peace eludes them. The Christian can say, It is well with my soul because he has been reconciled to God through Christ.

THE RIGHT TO COME TO THE THRONE OF GOD'S GRACE.

One can have confidence that he will be able to find grace to help whatever may be his need (Hebrews 4:16). The Son of God serves as the great High Priest for the children of God. He can sympathize with the weaknesses of man because He has experienced temptations in the flesh. He stands ready to always intercede in behalf of those who approach God through him (see Hebrews 4:15; 7:24,25).

THE HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE

Through the mercy of God the Christian has been begotten to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Peter 2:3). In speaking of the hope of the resurrection, the apostle Paul declares, For we are saved in this hope (Romans 8:24). It is the hope of eternal life that gives the Christian the motivation to patiently withstand the difficult trials of life (Romans 5:4,5).

BEING A CHRISTIAN MEANS ONE MUST PATTERN HIS LIFE AFTER THE EXAMPLE OF JESUS CHRIST

Someone has said the difference in the teaching of Christ and other religious teachers is Christ lived what he taught his followers to do. The New Testament writers frequently appeal to the life of Christ as the example for the Christian imitate.

Consider some areas where we are instructed to follow his example:

We are to walk in love as He loved us (Ephesians 5:2).
We are to be humble as He humbled Himself (Philippians 2:5-cool.
We are to be forgiving as He was willing to forgive (Luke 23:34).
We are to be obedient as He always pleased the Father by doing His will (John 8:29).

Surely, we can say that being a Christian means that one is being transformed into the likeness of God s Son (Romans 8:29).

BEING A CHRISTIAN MEANS ONE MUST PRODUCE FRUIT THAT GLORIFIES GOD

n the parable of the vine and branches (John 15:1-cool, Jesus taught the purpose of the disciple s relation to Him was that God might be glorified by the fruit produced in the life of the disciple.

The fruit one produces as he abides in the vine may be the development of the qualities of life referred to by the apostle Paul as the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

The fruit that glorifies God will be the influence one has on others as he serves as the salt of the earth and light of the world (Matthew 5:14-16).

The fruit which pleases the Father will be the teaching which results in souls become obedient to God s will.

Being a Christian involves the enjoyment of the most precious blessings experienced by man. At the same time, being a Christian involves the greatest responsibilities which can be imposed on him.

Do you enjoy the blessings promised to God s chosen people? Have you been persuaded by words of truth and soberness to become a child of God? If not, make your commitment now to serve God with all your heart, mind, strength, and soul.

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by Tallesty1(m): 7:34am On Aug 07, 2016
Real Christians are known in the streets and Christianity shows in everything they do.
Real Christians are not known in the church cause everyone can pretend to be a Christian in the church.

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by malvisguy212: 8:15am On Aug 07, 2016
Tallesty1:
Real Christians are known in the streets and Christianity shows in everything they do.
Real Christians are not known in the church cause everyone can pretend to be a Christian in the church.
stop trying to make it look like going to church is bad. The substance is in the heart which the pagans do not see, is not in the word.

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by tosinjay(m): 2:08pm On Aug 07, 2016
Great, that as we decrease Christ may increase. This basics is missing in the lives of Christians nowadays and the lagos kinda hustle and bustling can make one loose it more, we do need His grace to always represent, as if we don't represent then the God we claim to serve is questioned rather than glorified.

This is a perfect example to the atheist that wasn't accepting the fact that we're in error if we don't represent Christ by our fruits by the example in His word "The bible"...

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by amhackdee(m): 3:28pm On Aug 07, 2016
cool.
Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by Sunnycliff(m): 3:31pm On Aug 07, 2016
If you have love for God and love for your fellow man, then you are a Christian irrespective of your race or tribe!

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by daftpikin: 3:35pm On Aug 07, 2016
Hallelujah
Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by WestAfricanGoon: 4:08pm On Aug 07, 2016
grin well, kudos to you people who believe in this fairy tale... As for me, I have a lot more productive ways to spend my time on earth than reading a fictional book written by drunk shepherds

If you love your neighbour because the Bible says so, am I not better than you if I love my neighbour because I say so? undecided

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by Harmored(m): 4:12pm On Aug 07, 2016
Nice one op

Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by hahn(m): 4:14pm On Aug 07, 2016
smiley

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by Lamasta(m): 4:36pm On Aug 07, 2016
CHRISTANITY IS LOVE if You don`t show it in everything you do then it is reduced to RELIGION which is activity and showmanship........

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by vicechancellor(m): 4:54pm On Aug 07, 2016
the number of atheists on nl is quite alarming.

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by winner01(m): 5:04pm On Aug 07, 2016
vicechancellor:
the number of atheists on nl is quite alarming.
Nl itself has its way of encouraging atheism and demonising religion.

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by shuggah(m): 5:06pm On Aug 07, 2016
WestAfricanGoon:
grin well, kudos to you people who believe in this fairy tale... As for me, I have a lot more productive ways to spend my time on earth than reading a fictional book written by drunk shepherds

If you love your neighbour because the Bible says so, am I not better than you if I love my neighbour because I say so? undecided
Hnmnm Would u agree to this, if actually there is God and ur so called fairy tale is real and the word of God is true then let ur remaining days on earth be synonymous to the name jabez and let the plight of Ichabod fall on u? ?

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by shuggah(m): 5:08pm On Aug 07, 2016
winner01:
Nl itself has its way of encouraging atheism and demonising religion.
Seun d founder of nl is an atheist but instead of dem atheist to mind their business and nlface their atheism, they look for every chance to take a swipe at christains, while I've never seen an atheist bashing a Muslim or calling the Quran a fairy tale, why do they attack something if they claim is false?

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by shuggah(m): 5:18pm On Aug 07, 2016
hahn:
smiley
may God have mercy on u for all ur fight against the spread of the gospel. people more powerful and more prominent than u have tried but they all failed, Cc Stalin, Hitler. best thing for u is if u call urself an atheist then focus on it, being an atheist shouldn't be a war against Christians. why fight Christianity when u say it's fake, the Fact that the Europeans accompanied the spread of Christianity with their imperialism doesn't mean that that's the Christian doctrine or gospel off the lord Jesus Christ, if u studied history of African and European imperialism well enough, u'd see that there is a striking difference between Christian missionaries and European imperialists, those slaves that were sold at a point got educated and wrote biographies and they never blamed the Christian missionaries for their plight ,try reading the biography of Harriet Tubman as a reference. good afternoon

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by winner01(m): 5:25pm On Aug 07, 2016
shuggah:

Seun d founder of nl is an atheist but instead of dem atheist to mind their business and nlface their atheism, they look for every chance to take a swipe at christains, while I've never seen an atheist bashing a Muslim or calling the Quran a fairy tale, why do they attack something if they claim is false?
Becaus nobody wastes their time trying to disprove a lie.

The day NL has a christian section like the islamic section, atheists will have nothing else to say.

Atheism is baseless and can not thrive if it does not discuss religion.

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by ClinicalHope(f): 5:38pm On Aug 07, 2016
hahn:
smiley
No matter what you post about Christians or Christianity, Jesus Christ is Love and He is alive. His message was peace and every Christ follower(true devoted christians) has never been put to shame.
Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by kevoh(m): 5:40pm On Aug 07, 2016
shuggah:

while I've never seen an atheist bashing a Muslim or calling the Quran a fairy tale,
You can pass your point without lying, na una way sha! Keep it up!
Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by shuggah(m): 5:51pm On Aug 07, 2016
kevoh:

You can pass your point without lying, na una way sha! Keep it up!
lying abt what? on which thread has an atheist bashed Islam d way they do Christianity??
Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by winner01(m): 5:51pm On Aug 07, 2016
kevoh:

You can pass your point without lying, na una way sha! Keep it up!
You can prove him wrong by basing your life on islam like you do on christianity.

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by Thoniameek(f): 6:22pm On Aug 07, 2016
And they show up like bees to the honey....

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by winner01(m): 6:34pm On Aug 07, 2016
Thoniameek:
And they show up like bees to the honey....
Exactly!!

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by KingEbukasBlog(m): 6:43pm On Aug 07, 2016
vicechancellor:
the number of atheists on nl is quite alarming.

If you mean one atheist having 5 , 6 accounts then I agree with you . Please don't fall for their chicaneries , they are so few . They need to operate different accounts for that semblance .

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by KingEbukasBlog(m): 6:48pm On Aug 07, 2016
Atheism needs religion to thrive . Take away religion , atheism is empty .

Christianity is the only way .

Oh Hail Jesus

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by Ranchhoddas: 6:51pm On Aug 07, 2016
tosinjay:
Great, that as we decrease Christ may increase. This basics is missing in the lives of Christians nowadays and the lagos kinda hustle and bustling can make one loose it more, we do need His grace to always represent, as if we don't represent then the God we claim to serve is questioned rather than glorified.

This is a perfect example to the atheist that wasn't accepting the fact that we're in error if we don't represent Christ by our fruits by the example in His word "The bible"...
Wetin concern atheists for this matter now? Na only atheist reject Christianity?
Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by Ranchhoddas: 6:54pm On Aug 07, 2016
KingEbukasBlog:


If you mean one atheist having 5 , 6 accounts then I agree with you . Please don't fall for their chicaneries , they are so few . They need to operate different accounts for that semblance .
How many accounts do you have?
Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by kevoh(m): 8:21pm On Aug 07, 2016
shuggah:

lying abt what? on which thread has an atheist bashed Islam d way they do Christianity??
This is your initial lie comment below which I am addressing.

shuggah:

while I've never seen an atheist bashing a Muslim or calling the Quran a fairy tale
Has an atheist ever bashed muslims on Nairaland? Yes. That's me throwing a jibe at Mo.are.med..back in 2015. https://www.nairaland.com/2251469/jesus-son-man-read#32665981
This is another back and forth jibing between an atheist and a muslim https://www.nairaland.com/573026/proof-accuracy-new-testament-accounts/1#7428518
This is another thread from an atheist tackling muslims : https://www.nairaland.com/1003060/5-easy-steps-debunking-quran
Guess you missed the period when half of the atheists where getting banned from Islamic threads(before the arrival of childish individuals posting pointless memes), that they do not play the victim card like Christians does not mean they do not receive the punishments from the moderators too. You probably are new to this section of Nairaland and do not understand the history of this place. Just wanted to address the lie, no point discussing further here on who bashes who as it is a fruitless venture for me. Thank you.

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Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by CAPSLOCKED: 9:11pm On Aug 07, 2016
winner01:
Nl itself has its way of encouraging atheism and demonising religion.



YOU REALLY CAN'T DO WITHOUT ALL THESE VERY UNIMPORTANT MEMES.

YOU SURE HAVE TO POP ONE EVERY HERE AND THERE LIKE A MALFUNCTIONING ROBOT, IN THE END YOU DON'T EVEN MAKE ANY SENSE WITH ALL YOUR POSTS! undecided
Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by winner01(m): 9:21pm On Aug 07, 2016
CAPSLOCKED:




YOU REALLY CAN'T DO WITHOUT ALL THESE VERY UNIMPORTANT MEMES.

YOU SURE HAVE TO POP ONE EVERY HERE AND THERE LIKE A MALFUNCTIONING ROBOT, IN THE END YOU DON'T EVEN MAKE ANY SENSE WITH ALL YOUR POSTS! undecided
Awww,
Sorry undecided

Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by CAPSLOCKED: 9:22pm On Aug 07, 2016
winner01:
Becaus nobody wastes their time trying to disprove a lie.

The day NL has a christian section like the islamic section, atheists will have nothing else to say.

Atheism is baseless and can not thrive if it does not discuss religion.



THERE'S NOTHING BASELESS ABOUT ATHEISM, MY FRIEND. THERES NO SUCH THING LIKE "THRIVE", ATHEIST ARE THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD AND HIS BIBLE, OR AT LEAST THEY'RE THE ONES WHO ARE NOT SCARED TO DOUBT THE DOCTRINES OF RELIGION.

AND THERE'S NOTHING LIKE NL ATHEIST, THEY'RE JUST ATHEISTS. THEY'RE NOT DIFFERENT FROM THE ATHEISTS IN LAGOS, OHIO, PARIS, ON FACEBOOK OR MYSPACE... SO DON'T MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THIS FORUM IS EVIL ESPECIALLY BECAUSE SEUN IS ALSO AN ATHEIST.

DON'T EXPECT US ALL TO BELIEVE IN GOD BECAUSE YOU DO.
DON'T EXPECT EVERYONE TO BE SCARED OF HELL OR LIVE IN FEAR OF BIBLICAL BEINGS THAT WENT EXTINCT AFTER THE BIBLE DAYS.
YOUR GODS CAN FIGHT THEIR BATTLES I GUESS, WHY DO YOU BELIEVERS RAIN EMPTY THREATS EVERY TIME?
Re: The Expectations And Responsibilities Of Being A Christian by CAPSLOCKED: 9:26pm On Aug 07, 2016
winner01:
Awww,
Sorry undecided



ANOTHER DUMB MEME, AND ITS A LIGHTBULB THIS TIME, NOT DAWKINS OR JESUS.
I'M REALLY IMPRESSED. ITS NOT EVERYDAY I GET TO SEE PEOPLE WHO SPEND EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY GOOGLING IMAGES JUST TO INSERT F00LISH STATEMENTS TO THEM.

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