What are the attitudes of a true Christian who is truly saved with the life of Christ Jesus in them? I am sure you have asked that question before at some point in your Christian life.
All true believers and true Christians are expected to show a godly and Christ-like attitude to others that will differentiate them from people who are not saved and are without in them.
In both the Old Testament and the New Testament, the bible repeatedly tells all believers who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ to stand out and be different from others especially unbelievers in their Christian attitude and conduct they display.
If you claim to be a true Christian or true believer, there is a certain Christian attitude and Christian character you need to have that will confirm indeed you are a follower of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Many people today claim to be believers by word of mouth only but if you check their actions and attitudes, they are far away from what they claim to be.
In this post, however, you will discover 7 major attitudes of a true Christian that Jesus Christ expects of you if you are indeed His true follower. Let’s dive in.
7 Major Attitudes Of True Believers.
Below are the 7 major attitudes all true believers professing the Christian faith have that separate them from fake believers who are not truly saved yet.
- A True Christian Is Loving To Others.
- A True Christian Is Gentle.
- True Christians Don’t Gossip About Others.
- True Christians Easily Forgive Others.
- True Christians Do Good To Others.
- True Believers Are Holy.
- True Believers Imitate Christ.
1. A True Christian Is Loving To Others.
One of the most important attitudes you will have towards others if you are a true Christian is that you will be loving towards others and show others the Christ-like agape love 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 talks about.
Our Lord Jesus Christ commands us in John 13:34 that we must love others just as He’s loved us even if they don’t deserve our love as Christ Jesus Himself first loved us not because we were worthy of His love.
As a person who professes the Christian faith, you need to let your love shine like the sun that doesn’t discriminate against who to shine upon. Implying that, you will love others whether they deserve your love or not.
If you are not a true Christian however, you won’t be able to be truly loving to others unless you have something to get from them which isn’t the love God wants you to show to others.
2. A True Christian Is Gentle.
True Christians are gentle with others and are not harsh or rude to people for no reason due to the gentle and quiet spirit of humility in them that 1 Peter 3:4 talks about.
The Bible tells us that as Christians, we need to be kind and gentle to others, especially with our mouths, which sadly isn’t the case with most professing Christians today.
Most people who claim to be Christians are very harsh with their words and if you hear them talk, you will begin to wonder if such people are even true Christians at all.
This ought not to be so. If you are really a genuine Christian, you won’t be harsh with others but you will be kind and gentle to others with your mouth or actions which will encourage others to do the same as well.
3. True Christians Don’t Gossip About Others.
A true Christian doesn’t gossip and slander people behind their backs or try to ruin someone else’s reputation just because they disagree with their beliefs.
Sadly, many people who claim to be believers in the church today are doing the exact opposite and are busy destroying their fellow believers in Christ with their loose and untamed tongues. If you gossip about others, it shows your Christianity is questionable.
Believers gossiping about their fellow believers in Christ is the reason why there is so much discord and division in the church today, an environment that is supposed to be characterized by love and unity.
Proverbs 20:19 tells us that gossiping betrays confidence and trust which is why you need to avoid people who gossip about others as they just bring division and strife to the body of Christ.
4. True Christians Easily Forgive Others.
Forgiveness is another important attitude and characteristic you will have if you claim to be a true Christian. As Christians, we are commanded to forgive others for the evil or wrong they have done against us.
In Ephesians 4:32, the apostle Paul tells us that we must be kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving towards others just as God through Christ’s sake has freely forgiven us.
It implies that you are not supposed to hold grudges against others or your fellow believers who have wronged you as a genuine believer who’s filled with grace. If you don’t forgive others, God won’t forgive you, too (Matthews 6:14,15).
Moreover, if you hold grudges as most do, it clearly shows you are not a genuine believer and don’t understand what true Christianity is all about. You need to understand that none is perfect and that offenses are just part of life as we live in a fallen world.
5. True Christians Do Good To Others.
The other attitude you will show if you are a true believer who understands what true Christianity is all about is that you will do good to others without expecting anything in return.
Jesus Christ tells us in Luke 6:35 that we must do good to others as well as love our enemies without expecting anything in return. Only then will God reward us for the good we do to others.
You must do good to others not because you want something in return but be good to others because it’s part of your Christian character.
It also means that you must not seek to harm others even if they have done you wrong. Doing that will what will differentiate you from unbelievers and fake Christians professing the Christian faith with their mouths only but not in action.
6. True Believers Are Holy.
A person who claims to be a genuine believer with a definite salvation experience in their life will also exhibit attitudes of holiness and righteousness in their life.
Holiness is very essential in the Christian life of every true believer as it’s the only thing that will make one enter heaven when all is said and done here on earth (Hebrews 12:14).
If you profess to be a Christian and are not living a life characterized by holiness, and righteousness then, your religion and faith are all in vain. True Christians are commanded to be holy as the Lord who has called us to holiness is holy (Leviticus 19:20).
True believers can live holy lives because they have a new nature of Christ Jesus Ephesians 4:24 talks about that is created in the righteousness and likeness of God that enables them to be holy in character and shun sin.
7. True Believers Imitate Christ.
Last but not least, if you are a genuine Christian who has hope of eternal life in Christ Jesus, you will imitate the life of Christ and desire to live like Him.
Implying that you will live the way Jesus Christ lived. As you know, our Lord Jesus Christ lived a perfect and holy life characterized by love toward others (Hebrews 10:14-24). It is why He died for our sins so that we can have salvation and eternal life.
When you decide to live like Christ, it also means that you will choose to sacrificially lay down your life and serve others just as Christ did and offered His life as a ransom for many.
The apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 5:1,2 that as true believers, we must be imitators of Christ and desire to live the way He lived. This means that you must not love or imitate the world and desire to be like the world (1 John 2:15-17).
The above 7 attitudes of a true Christian are just among many mentioned in the bible that anyone professing the Christian faith needs to have without fail.
You need to understand that as a true Christian, you are special in God’s sight, which is why you can’t afford to behave like the heathens who know not Christ.
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