What are the marks of a true believer? And what are the blessings that come to those with true faith?
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
Peace and calm demeanor.... Still waters run deep....
Blessing?..... Eternal joy
- Anonymous8 years ago
First, please let me clear up what I find redundant.
A believer should be a true one, wouldn't you say so?
How would one be an 'untrue' believer?
Maybe we could say a 'seasoned' believer perhaps?
So a seasoned believer can begin to do what Jesus said,
because what Jesus said ...'ain't easy'.
Think about it, if you would. LOVE your enemies! LOVE??? What??
Your enemies??? Those *** that ripped you off, that stole your i-pad,
that flirted with your woman? LOVE...(grrr....right?)
Then there's repentance. It's not 'oh, sorry about that', and it's
not 'I repent'...in the Greek when that word is studied, the
way to change is clear, and it's also ...difficult.
But worth it??? Ah. I saw a brother today that I hadn't seen in
a long time. His eyes lit up, so did mine. We both exclaimed
that we were more excited about what we knew and learned
than when we first began a long time ago.
How can it be? Don't we get bored, lose interest, turn to something else?
Not with a belief.
So part of the blessing is the great meaning and joy that comes.
And know what?
Imagine with me for a bit, OK? You have found a 'secret door' that
opens into this magnificent room. You tentatively step in,
and it's ever better than you thought.
After examining it, another door is found which takes you to yet
another room more interesting than this one...
This cannot be, you think, and then you see a whole
corridor of doors opening all the way along in your life
- David AuburnLv 58 years ago
Well, even Jesus said in John 13:35 that a true mark would be love amongst true believers. So, many think that a religion that supports war couldn't be true because its members would kill their own brothers in the faith just because they are on the other side of the battle line.
- 8 years ago
Well now that all depends. During darker times, when the crusades were happening, the mark of a true believer would be a sword sticking through your chest, because you were fighting in the name of "God" (Fake :P).
In modern day, however, it's stupidity in general, because religion is an easy way out for people who live a meaningless life.
And the blessings are that you get to say you will go to heaven (incorrect) and that "God" will send everyone else to Hell (incorrect).
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- ArnieLv 78 years ago
The mystery's of faith an GOD are beyond human comprehension.
Faith concerns questions which cannot be settled by evidence.
How can the universe create itself out of nothingness? Given the fact that the universe began to exist, it must have had a “cause” that originated it.
Everything must have a beginning?
You can't see the wind, but you know it is there because you can see what the wind is doing. You can know that the wind is there because you can feel it.God is like the wind, you can't see him.
- WiseCrackLv 78 years ago
I have never seen any, the marks and the blessings any different from the rest of the world.
- tipsLv 48 years ago
John 13:35 "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
The blessings are two numerous to count.
- HLv 48 years ago
Matthew 7:15-20, (NKJV)
16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
Question: "What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit?"
Answer: Galatians 5:22-23 tells us, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” The fruit of the Holy Spirit is the result of the Holy Spirit’s presence in the life of a Christian. The Bible makes it clear that everyone receives the Holy Spirit the moment he or she believes in Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14). One of the primary purposes of the Holy Spirit coming into a Christian's life is to change that life. It is the Holy Spirit's job to conform us to the image of Christ, making us more like Him.
The fruit of the Holy Spirit is in direct contrast with the acts of the sinful nature in Galatians 5:19-21, “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” This passage describes all people, to varying degrees, when they do not know Christ and therefore are not under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Our sinful flesh produces certain types of fruit that reflect our nature, and the Holy Spirit produces types of fruit that reflect His nature.
The Christian life is a battle of the sinful flesh against the new nature given by Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). As fallen human beings, we are still trapped in a body that desires sinful things (Romans 7:14-25). As Christians, we have the Holy Spirit producing His fruit in us and we have the Holy Spirit's power available to conquer the acts of the sinful nature (2 Corinthians 5:17; Philippians 4:13). A Christian will never be completely victorious in always demonstrating the fruits of the Holy Spirit. It is one of the main purposes of the Christian life, though, to progressively allow the Holy Spirit to produce more and more of His fruit in our lives—and to allow the Holy Spirit to conquer the opposing sinful desires. The fruit of the Spirit is what God desires our lives to exhibit and, with the Holy Spirit's help, it is possible!