Which are the 7 ways to reconize a Real Christian?
Here are 7 ways for reconize a Real Christian from a vile crook:
1) Take a bottle and put some harmless ingredients in it that, when mixed, look pukey and smell the same. Then, when a supposed christian ring your doorbell and starts to set you straight, ask this person to take a big swig of your concoction. If the person is reluctant, refer to Mark 16:17-18 where Jesus is supposed to have said "And these signs shall follow them that believe; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them".
If the evangelist quotes the stock answer, "Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God", point out that you are not asking the Bible-god to drink your brew but are merely checking out the credentials of one of his alleged servants.
2) A nice variation is in Luke 10:l9. Here we are told that Jesus' disciples can tread on serpents and scorpions without being hurt. This test, of course, is not for everybody. You may not have a rumpus room knee-deep in snakes or scorpions. However, you could get a large empty jar, camouflage it so that one cannot look into it and then ask the bibliolater to thrust a hand into it blindly.
For that matter any harmless thing that looks threatening will do, because Luke 10:19 ends by saying that "nothing shall by any means hurt" Christians. Any reluctance on the part of the evangelist can be taken as a sign of weak faith--not the sort of person you would want to listen to.
3) If this person is wearing a wedding ring, ask if sex with the spouse is still going on. If so, look horrified and point out that St. Paul clearly said in 1Corinthians 7:29 that Christians should cut it out, because the end of the world is near at hand.
After all, who would want to get caught Doing It when Jesus comes again? Think how much closer to the end we must be now than when Paul first made this important point. Naturally you don't want to listen to a bibliolater who pays no heed to St. Paul.
4) In Matthew 10:18 Jesus sends out his disciples with the words, "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils . . ." Take on a skeptical attitude and ask the evangelist for his or her credentials. Is this person really from Jesus, or maybe from a false teacher, or, worse yet, perhaps from the devil himself? If the evangelist assures you that he or she was sent directly by Jesus, ask for a demonstration of healing the sick, raising the dead, or casting out devils. If lepers are hard to come by in your neighborhood, AIDS patients could surely be substituted.
5) Although you may appear to be pleased to see a Christian at your door, you must express concern over not being duped. After all, there are so many evangelists saying different things. You want to know all you can about this person's spiritual legitimacy.
read to him Luke 14:26: "If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple." And then ask to him "Does this describe your familiar situation?".
The answer is almost certain to be no. But go on and read to him now Matthew 10:21-22: "And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father the child; and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death, and ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake..." Look the evangelist squarely in the eye and ask, "Have you had family problems like these?" Then, still looking very grave, ask, "Does everybody hate you because of Jesus?" The answer to both questions is almost certainly no. Say sadly that you are afraid this person is not the real article, that you must learn about Jesus from the right kind of person as described in the Holy Gospels.
6) If the evangelist is a woman trying to get you to join her congregation, ask if women are allowed to speak aloud there. If the answer is yes, cite Paul's first letter to Corinthians 14:34-35, which says "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church."
If she got any objections, quote her again Paul words "But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. " (1Timothy 2:12)
7) Ask the Christian, "Are you a fool for Christ?" If the answer is yes (and it often is), simply say that a fool for Christ is still a fool and that you don't take advice from fools. If the answer is no, tell the person that he or she ought to be a fool, according to 1Corinthians 3:18: "Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise let him become a fool! [moron in Greek], that he may be wise." A Real Christian should exhibit foolishness in all things!
So what do you think about? Do you guys found with these criteria a R
...a Real Christian?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Me thinks this not really a question. Still, finding inconsistencies in the bible is like shooting big fish in a small barrel.Source(s): Science for the win