You might be a Christian, if you ... are a Changed Creation
A Christian is someone who has decided their old life is not working for them. They have made a decision to change their ways; but not in their own power, they've decided to turn their life over to Jesus. HE gives them the power to become something new.
The bible says that if a man does that, he is a new creation.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Cor. 5:16-18
There should be a change in someone who claims they belong to Christ. Sometimes, after a "come-to-Jesus" moment, there is a dramatic difference in a person; other times, a gradual changing of the person's life focus begins. It might be like the changing of the seasons, little changes daily occur until a beautiful glorious creation emerges.
We know nothing in nature stays the same. A Christian should always be changing and growing, becoming more and more like Jesus.
Also, a new creation shouldn't have the past thrown in their faces all the time, either. Cut them some slack!
What do you think? Should a Christian act differently than he did before becoming a Christian? Have you ever known someone to accept Christ and become a totally different person?
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