Which Type of Christian Are You?

If you serve God or believe in God you will most likely fall into one of these types of Christians. I understand that there are many others, but I’ve narrowed  down to these three. Personally I have experienced  characteristics of all three. I continue to advance in my walk by discovering my purpose in this life.

The Christians On The Path To Sainthood

These persons have forgiveness down to a science; they do not allow anger to enter into their spirits. They figured out what God is all about and are working at helping others see what they are experiencing. They got the memo about servanthood and attempt to do everything in a godly manner. They know when to speak and when to remain silent. They do not offend with their opinions because they understand how to approach a sensitive matter. They understand the concept of putting others before themselves. They are constantly growing spiritually because they have left the things of the world behind. If you ask them to pray for you, they will not only pray, they will fast on your behalf as well. They have developed a deeper purpose for prayer, and want nothing more than to be used by God. They are unwavering in their beliefs and nothing and no one will ever change them. They are living  examples of godly role models on earth.

The Christians With a Pharisaical Attitude

These people think that they know all about God. They listen to a sermon  and understand that it was meant for someone else  not for them. They serve God with their hearts but their eyes get in the way of attaining what God has set aside for them. They attend church services on a regular basis, but fail to fulfill their real purpose in serving God. They want to please the world; they want to be seen as holy but they have not closed the door to the comforts of what the world has to offer. They are generous with their money and at times feel that this is a substitute for their relationship with God. They are too busy to prioritize God in their lives.  They allow sin in their lives, and it’s perfectly acceptable to them. They surround themselves with Christians who believe as they do. They support political positions that are contrary to Biblical teachings. They are lukewarm.

15 “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot. 16 So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

The Everyday Christian

They are hit and miss when it comes to attending church services. Their busy lives get in the way of serving God. They mean well and suffer much guilt when they have been away for a while. Work schedules, soccer games, and social gatherings come before God. They are fully committed to their families and they pray together as a family. They strive to do right before God, and are raising their children with Christian roots. They will not accept the things of the world and are careful with their speech because they do not want to offend others. They would never post anything offensive or political on social media but are offended by others who do.

Pew Report

In a recent Pew report it was discovered that even though Americans are more religious than those in any other country, we are suffering a great decline because people are walking away from their religious beliefs. The groups who are growing are the  “nones.” The atheists, agnostics or “nothing in particular” have grown from 17% to 26%; they represent 4% of U.S. adults. We’ve become a characterless society by allowing others to dictate what we are to accept and believe. This loss of the truth and godly direction is causing us to operate in fear. This fear is tangible and it seems that a great majority have come down with a new pandemic. This “woke pandemic” causes blindness, it brings on great anger, and wants to control its victims. There is only one cure for this disease: God. Only through the light of God can we make our way out of this darkness. Only through God can we see truth. There is boldness in truth; it offers us hope and restores our faith. I am not afraid to speak the truth, and I will never be robbed of my Catholic beliefs. I recognize a lie because the Holy Spirit reveals the truth to me. The Holy Spirit lives in me and plays a major role in my Christian walk. It convicts me when my speech is unfiltered; it guides my thoughts; it leads me to pray; but, most importantly, it is welcomed in my being.

I see so many postings on social media that are offensive, but I do not respond. I am restrained because the Holy Spirit keeps me from these useless battles. What the Enemy attempts to do through social media is bait Christians into anger. We have no control over social media, but those controlling it do because they are ruled  by the dark side.

15 Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, sensual lust, enticement for the eyes, and a pretentious life, is not from the Father but is from the world.

Life Without God

In particular, I believe that the “nones” will come around. They don’t put up with what they consider to be counterfeit religion; they would rather not believe than to be deceived. They will soon discover that void in their lives and attribute it to their lack of knowing God. They realize that something is missing but have not quite figured it out yet. I cannot imagine life without God. I’ve lived a life of “The Everyday Christian” and  felt spiritually empty. I’ve experienced some of  the characteristics of  Christians With a “Pharisaical attitude” as well; but now that wisdom has finally taken root in my spirit, all I want is more of God. I will not give an opinion unless it is asked of me(my family is exempt from this). You can’t change others because you don’t agree with them, and, in most cases, your ideas come across as judgmental. Instead we support others by showing up and giving of our time.

Our Responsibility

It is never too late to do what is right in life. Teach your children early on about God, and be an example of  how to live a Christian life. Make a clear path for your children to follow; otherwise the things of this degenerate world will eat them up with lies. Get involved with what is going on in the classroom and do not open the door to teachings that will confuse their pliable minds. Remember we have a responsibility and accountability before God; if He entrusted you with children, teach them to love God and all else will fall into place.

My Prayer

Dear Lord, we are all on a spiritual road and always need Your guidance. Clear a path for us to meet You. Keep us from the distractions of the world, and shed Your holy light when we wander into the darkness. Give us clear vision and and an ear to hear Your voice. Give us holy discernment to make the right choices. Amen.


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