There are self-labeled Christians after their ” Baptism “, who profess the values of the creed ” I believe in God Almighty ” or the ” Love of God and others “;
They obviously don’t ( Romans 3: 23 “ since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives.” ), and in doing so, they deceive themselves and puzzle everyone else ( James 1: 22 ” But be doers of the Word ( obey the message ), and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves ( into deception by reasoning contrary to the truth.” ).
They love who they want, where they want and definitely, how they want!
Spiritual Christian, are so busy being Christians; They don’t have time to brag about it because they believe ” All Honor and Glory belongs to Him – Revelation 7: 12 ” They don’t crave the notoriety, and the shy away from the spotlight drowned by the humility’s gift. ” Clothe yourselves therefore, as God’s own chosen ones ( His own picked representatives ), ( who are ) purified and holy and well-beloved ( by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by ) tender-hearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, ( and ) patience ( which is tireless and long-suffering ), and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper. ” – Colossians 3: 12.
Spiritual Christians rarely complain that they are under persecution, even if they really are ” The student is not better than the Master – Matthew 10: 24” They welcome the challenge and the opportunity to suffer for the cause of Christ ( John 3: 16 and Matthew 20: 26 ). Spiritual Christians assume their behavior is imperfect, and look for ways to improve (“Not that we are fit ( qualified and sufficient in ability ) of ourselves to form personal judgments or to claim or count anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficienct are from God ” – 2 Corinthians 3: 5 ) it by obeying Jesus’ commandments. We can find their characteristics of finger prints of their ” identity ” in
Galatians 5: 22 – 23 ” but the fruit of the ( Holy ) Spirit ( the work which His presence within accomplishes ) is love, joy ( gladness ), peace, patience ( an even temper, forbearance ), kindness, goodness ( benevolence ), faithfulness, Gentleness ( meekness, humility ), self-control ( self-restraint, continence ).Against such things there is no law ( that can bring a charge ).” ;