The word Christian appears for the first time in the New Testament of the Word of God to refer to the people who unanimously gathered to praise God believing that Jesus the Christ was indeed the promised Messiah to save humanity, such as we believe so far.
After that, the name Christians has been used throughout contemporary history (After Christ) to designate everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ regardless of the denomination or type of religion to which they belong, but, when we begin to Being Christians is a question that we will try to answer in the following article.
Nowadays, saying and recognizing oneself as a Christian is simply recognizing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, which is very important because the word of God establishes that we must confess with our lips and recognize in our hearts that Jesus Christ is Lord in order to be saved.
“Because with the heart one believes for justice, and with the mouth one confesses for salvation” Romans 10:10
Similarly, Jesus himself assured that whoever denies God, God will deny him, so recognizing oneself as a Christian is a beautiful personal act of recognizing Jesus Christ.
Currently, there are many denominations or various religions whose root is Christianity, however, the most important thing is to recognize our Lord, believe in the word and in the power of the Holy Spirit our comforter, and the power of God at our disposal.
When did we start being Christians?
We begin to be Christians when we believe in Christ and feel proud and identified with the Christian faith.
It is noteworthy that the Catholic religion has spread and has nominally established that all people are Catholic, Apostolic, Roman, and Christian, however, being a Christian is more than just a name, it is a meaning of life.
On the other hand, in the spirit world, when we receive Christ into our hearts and confess with our lips that God raised him from the dead, we not only become saved but we are also sealed by the Holy Spirit and set apart as children of God.
Therefore, that is the moment in which in the spiritual world we really become Christians, understanding that, as the Word says, if anyone is in Him, he must walk as he walked.
What are the characteristics of a Christian person?
The first thing is to have Jesus Christ in your heart, but as good trees we must have fruits worthy of repentance since each tree is known by its fruits and each person by the way they live, speak and walk.
Know the Word of God.
A person who calls himself a Christian must know the word of God since it is the Source of eternal life and the way in which God allows us to know him.
He is a disciple of Christ.
A disciple is a person who recognizes the teachings of his teacher and puts them into practice, a Christian reads the Word of God, knows Christ, and tries to live a new Life in Christ to please God and in obedience to God and his word.
He has a spiritual life.
A Christian person in accordance with the word of God has an active spiritual life, prays to God, fasts, works in the work of the Lord, preaches the word of God, and tries to change the bad habits of his life. Or at least it is the duty of a Christian to have a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit.
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The fruit of the Spirit is manifest in him.
Logically, no orange tree will give you strawberries, because the fruits are related to the type of tree, and if a person calls himself a Christian, the Fruit of the Spirit should be manifest in him, which is nothing more than a series of Christian virtues that allows people to have self-control and live in community and holiness
Instead, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience ,
Kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self-control.
There is no law that condemns these things”.