As the US was founded as a Christian nation, we have an awesome heritage. Being a Christian is a choice, not a heriditary gift passed down just because dad, mom, or Grandma was a Christian.
It is still popular for politicians to say they are Christian, but in most cases not really demonstrate what being a Christian is all about; being “like Christ”. I saw this video of the current US president and it got me thinking;
So what does is Yashua say a Christian is? He answers the lawyer (maybe not too far off from a politician) in Luke 10. Check it out-
25 And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 And He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?”
27 And he answered, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD [YAHWEH] YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”
28 And He said to him, “You have answered correctly; DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE.”
God will judge everyone for their actions. However, as a believer, we’ve got to be wise about discerning the true believers from the false. Yashua said you will know a tree by its fruit. A good tree bears good fruit and a bad tree bears bad fruit.
If someone says they are a Christian, their lives should prove it by a living daily relationship with the Almighty God. You still have to carefully consider their actions and not blindly follow any man or woman.
God is SO good!