Christianity is not a religion it is a way of life.
Christ is the root word of Christianity, making Jesus Christ the standard of living as a Christian. Christianity should be true and should be a conscious decision. A Christian is an individual who seeks to live his or her life according to the principles and values taught by Jesus Christ. This individual has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ..
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:13 KJV.
A Christian believes. It is through believing in Jesus Christ that you build a relationship with Him. For it is written..
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9-10 KJV.
We believe unto righteousness and we confess unto salvation. The journey of Christianity starts from here. For anyone to live after the life of God, he or she must desire the sincere milk of his word.
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 1 Peter 2:2 KJV.
Because in his word is the prototype of the kind of life we should live as Christians; this life is the life of God (ZOE the God-kind of life). And our growth is by the word of God.
The focus of every believer who is a Christian should be living by the greatest commandment which is LOVE. A true Christian lives in Love and by Love.
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. 1 John 3:23-24 KJV.
There is a clear distinction between religion and christianity; Religion is a style of worship or faith while Christianity is a way of living, making Jesus Christ the standard of living in all sincerity. For example; that you go to a particular church everyday does not qualify you as a Christian but rather makes you religious, as it is an adopted lifestyle. But Christianity is a conscious way of living after the life of Christ. This life is beyond the words of mouth, it is a life of Love. Love in deeds and in truth beyond words.
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deeds and in truth. – 1john 3:18.
A true Christian believes unto righteousness, confesses unto salvation and keeps the greatest commandment which is Love. Enjoy a glorious Sunday and awesome week.