A Genuine Christian

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)

A geniune Christian walks habitually in the light (truth and holiness), not in darkness (falsehood and sin). The Christian’s walk, as a result, has cleansing from sin as the Lord continually forgives His own. Since those walking in the light share in the character of God, they will be habitually charcterized by His holiness which is indicating their true fellowship with Him. True fellowship with God  also allows true fellowship with other believers in Christ. Members of the body of Christ, have a unique connection that characterizes God’s love, encourages each other’s faith. — As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend (Proverbs 27:17). The benefits of spiritual and theological discussion encourages joy in acknowledging the Lord’s goodness, and eternal hope we receive when we quote the Scriptures, producing an enriched fellowship with fellow Christians. A genuine Christian does not walk in darkness, but only in the light. — Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelivers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14) : An illustration taken from the OT prohibitions given to Israel regarding the work-related joining together of two different kinds of livestock (Deuteronomy 22:10) — An ox and a donkey, the ox a “clean” animal, the donkey “unclean.” These two different animals couldn’t work together and plow a straight furrow. Their temperments, and natural instincts, and physical characteristics made it impossible. By this analogy, Paul taught that it is not right to join together in common spiritual enterprise, ie, business or personal, with those who are not of the same nature (born-again) as we are. Such arrangements could not be done to God’s glory.

Beloved friend, Do not take the Lord’s rebuke lightly or irresponsibly, For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives (Hebrews 12:6). This is where every genuine believer begins their walk with the Lord.

May the Lord bless your walk with Him!

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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