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By John Cline
I read the following article written by Jarrid Wilson, a pastor for the website churchleaders.com. The article was written in 2016 and is entitled, “10 Differences Between a Believer and a Christian”.
The letter of James contains this verse, “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder” (James 2:19). So, if it is possible to “believe” and yet not be a follower of Jesus (thus, a “Christian”) then what is the difference. Jarrid Wilson explains in the following short article:
Warning: This might shake up your faith. Here are 10 differences between a believer and a Christian.
1. A “believer” believes in Jesus. A “Christian” follow his commands.
2. A “believer” goes to church on holidays. A “Christian” knows that a church community is the paradigm for their faith.
3. A “believer” reads their Bible when things get tough. A “Christian” reads their Bible regularly.
4. A “believer” prays when things get tough. A “Christian” gives thanks no matter the circumstance.
5. A “believer” twists the Bible to fit his or her lifestyle. A “Christian” works to make his or her lifestyle resemble the teachings of the Bible.
6. A “believer” will sacrifice when it’s convenient. A “Christian” will sacrifice no matter the potential outcome.
7. A “believer” tithes when there is no risk. A “Christian” will tithe no matter the risk.
8. A “believer” conforms under the pressure of culture. A “Christian” holds fast against temptation.
9. A “believer” will share their faith when it’s comfortable. A “Christian” will share his or her faith regardless of the scenario.
10. A “believer” knows about Jesus. A “Christian” knows Jesus as his or her Lord and Savior.
I trust, hope, and pray that you are a “Christian”. The world needs for all the “believers” to become “Christians”.