The True Christian
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16-10-2014, 10:58 AM (This post was last modified: 16-10-2014 12:45 PM by guitar_nut.)
The True Christian
I think I finally understand what this means:

1. Anyone can become a True Christian;
2. If you commit sin*, you were never a True Christian to begin with, regardless of sincerity of belief;
3. You can sin and then become a True Christian, regardless of the sin;
4. If you sin after becoming a True Christian, then you never actually were a True Christian, regardless of sincerity of belief;
5. You can become a True Christian regardless of sin, but you cannot be a True Christian regardless of sin;
6. The only way to determine if someone is a True Christian is if they die without committing any additional sin;
7. You can become a True Christian regardless of your past, within your final minutes on Earth;
8. You cannot remain a True Christian regardless of your past, if you sin within your final minutes on Earth;

Conclusion: While a living Christian may claim to be a True Christian, we cannot know until they pass whether they were indeed a True Christian since acts, and not sincerity of belief, determine status. True Christian status is based on a linear timeline, and not an overall average of personal performance. A sin committed at any point on the timeline immediately voids the status, which was never there to begin with, because real True Christian's cannot sin.

Whew. No wonder so many people struggle with this term Tongue

* For the purpose of this thread, 'sin' refers to each believer's personal (aka correct) interpretation of what their god considers to be a sin.

If Jesus died for our sins, why is there still sin? If man was created from dust, why is there still dust? If Americans came from Europe, why are there still Europeans?
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