How do you recognize if a person is a true Christian, or what is a Christian?

How do you recognize if a person is a true Christian, or what is a Christian?

Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Fishers of men”…”believers”…”Christians” These are names that describe the people who have been redeemed by Jesus and Baptized in the Holy Spirit, had committed themselves to live fully for Him

“Did Jesus Christ lie when He said that authentic believers would speak in tongues demonst…rating their salvation? Mark 16:15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16:16 “He who believes and is baptized ( with the Spirit, not water) will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 16:17 “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 16:18 “they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” 16:19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. 16:20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.



Now how did Moses, Abraham , the great Jewish patriarchs next make it to heaven..

“God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish — not perish — but have everlasting life,” (John 3:16 KJV).


There are few words word in the Christian vocabulary that makes people feel more uncomfortable than the words, :Jesus Christ” . “Repent”, “saved”, “Baptized with the Holy Spirit”.

Now first do face it many people who interpret Bible passages do not do so honestly for they do often have not to visible, personal hidden agendas and we always still do need God to show us the truth.

Now how did Moses, Abraham , the great Jewish patriarchs next make it to heaven.. They as per Hebrews 11 they got to heaven not by keeping the law of Moses but by putting their faith in Jesus Christ, Many Old Testament patriarchs are listed that had “died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth” obtained salvation by faith. Note one very interesting observation – those listed are Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob…and yes, Moses and Joshua, but here there is no mention of the “LAW” of Moses.

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. :5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. 13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. 17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son. 8 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 9 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. :20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. 21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. 24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; :25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. 28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. 29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. 31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. 32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: 33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection  36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: 40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us :2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Mat 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

In the Old Testament, the place of the dead or the place of departed souls was called “Sheol.” It was to this place that all souls of the dead went to await resurrection. In the New Testament, we find the story of Lazarus and the rich man who both died and went to Hades (Luke 16:19-31). Hades had two separated parts. Those who died in faith believing in God’s promise waited for the resurrection in Abraham’s Bosom. Those who died spiritually separated from God wait in torment for the resurrection unto death, or eternal separation from God. The rich man was on the torment side and Lazarus was in Abraham’s Bosom.

1 Pet 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

Many Persons thus cite this text as evidence for the view that Jesus descended into hell to preach the gospel in order to save lost souls. A second view likewise suggests Christ descended to hell, not to preach the Gospel, but rather to proclaim His triumph over its inhabitants so that their condemnation was final. A third suggestion is that Christ, after His death, was sent to hell to preach to Noah’s generation (v. 20) in order that they might be set free. Yet another interpretation argues that the imprisoned spirits were fallen angels (or their offspring) from Noah’s day (see Gen. 6:1-6), who are now imprisoned in hell awaiting final destruction. Thus, Christ was sent to proclaim triumph over them.

Now the Apostles’ Creed affirmed belief in Jesus on the following terms: “Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and buried; He descended into hell, the third day He rose again from the dead” (emp. added). The Athanasian Creed states: “He suffered death for our salvation. He descended into hell and rose again from the dead”

Christ came in flesh, He also died in flesh. Yet in spirit he was made alive. When Christ rose from the dead, He did so with a new, gloried, spiritual body; the corruptible was replaced with the incorruptible, the natural with the spiritual; the one must precede the other (1 Cor. 15:42-49). So shall it be with men (1 Pet. 4:6). So it was through Christ’s glorified, resurrected, incorruptible body that He made His declaration to captive spirits. The message was not so much vocal as visual; neither did Christ descend into hell to make this proclamation The enemies of God, the evil spirit world that undoubtedly gloated at the death of Christ (consider Ps. 22:12-13, 21 cf. 1 Pet. 5:8), were suddenly and unexpectedly confronted with the Resurrected Lord! Death was vanquished and Christ was the Victor (1 Cor. 15:54-55). Satan and his hosts were faced with a horrendous realization: Christ had won. Though He suffered in the flesh He was vindicated in spirit, hence the Christological hymn in 1 Timothy 3:16 (“He who was revealed in the flesh, was vindicated in the spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.” NASB). Ephesians 4:8 says that as Christ ascended He led captive a host of captives (who now await their final judgment, 2 Pet. 2:4).

About Moses he was not saved by keeping the law of Moses. Let’s consider Moses for a moment. Moses sinned, right? He killed an Egyptian for murdering a fellow Hebrew slave (Ex 2:11-12); he smashed the first set of holy tablets containing the 10 Commandments due to his rage (Ex 32:15-19) – for this, he wasn’t allowed to enter the promised land (Deut 34:1-4); AND, while God told Moses to speak to the rock to bring water to the people , he struck the rock instead (Num 20:8 & 11). How is it Moses showed up on the mount of transfiguration with Elijah BEFORE Christ had now died, if he wasn’t “officially saved”? By his faith in Jesus the Christ of course .. is your faith in Jesus the Christ or is it wasted in the Law of Moses?

No matter what view you want to hold here it is undeniable that the people who do not accept the finished work of Jesus Christ ended up in hell. did you lose your salvation next by trying to do it the devils way. Ex 32:33 “The LORD said to Moses, ‘Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.’”
Mat 10:32 “Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.”

Luke 12:8 “And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God”


About those Jews, persons who still falsely refuse to acknowledge openly Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior

God made an initial  covenant promising blessings upon Abraham and Abraham’s offspring.

The Greek meaning of the word covenant is testament, or a will or promise.

We know a will or testament to be an instrument declaring a person’s (the testator’s) wishes regarding the disposal of his property after death.

The Old Testament contains God’s first testament of His will or promise.

But how was this will and testament to be carried out?

He could not die for God is a spirit. John 4:24. Well, that is why a “New” testament, Jesus Christ, was necessary.

After the preplanned death of God , through Jesus Christ, the whole New Testament contains the fulfillment of God’s testament or his past  promise in the name of Jesus Christ.   God himself came in the name of Jesus Christ to die in order that those who believe in Him might inherit His blessing according to His will and testament. John 3:16.


In Hebrews chapter 9:15-17 this all is explained. Heb. 9:15-17 says: And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. God, in the name of Jesus the Christ, died that we personally , even all might live forever.

Now if you do refuse His will, you have no part in Heaven, even if you are a Jew.. you too will be left out of God’s kingdom next.. and go to hell rather.. the choice is yours..

For all  of the Jewish believers in the shed blood of the Messiah  Jesus Christ, a normative Judaism is nothing short of spiritual adultery. In Romans we are told that we were made to die to the Law in order to be joined to (married to) the Messiah Jesus Christ. “Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, that we might bear fruit for God.” Romans 7:4  And the context is that of a woman who is married, i.e. she cannot (legitimately) be joined to two different husbands, except that one be dead. We are NOT our own savior, so let’s allow Jesus to be our sole Savior and let’s leave the false  religions, even Judaism to the world.  “Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you and through Him everyone who believes is freed from all things, from which you could not be freed through the Law of Moses. “Take heed therefore, so that the thing spoken of in the Prophets may not come upon you… ‘Behold, you scoffers, and marvel, and perish; For I am accomplishing a work in your days, A work which you will never believe, though someone should describe it to you.’” Acts 13:38, 41

“For many walk of whom I often told you and now tell you even weeping that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction whose god is their appetite and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.” Philippians 3:18,19

It is a realy sad fact, in spite of the fact they may use some of the same words  other real Christians do now,  that too many professing Christians who claim they love God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, in reality they are still not filled with the Holy Spirit even cause they have rejected the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and his gifts being applicable today, they now  falsely  have limited the Gospel as being Jesus the Savior only and they wrongfully do not teach  the full Gospel of Jesus the Christ now as well…. and they falsely emphasize the usage of Greek and the teaching of men, such as Darby, Scofield, over the Holy Spirit teaching us directly.. and those amongst them who do this they all basically do not have the Holy Spirit, are actually deceived, are now none of His.. They realy are still unsaved thus.


Now the Law of Moses was great while it lasted. But it had a failing; it couldn’t make any of us free from all things. It is ONLY through Jesus Himself the Person, the God/man Christ Jesus and His work on the cross that we can be set free. Observing the Law itself now cannot do it for us. “For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, to perform them.’ ” Galatians 3:10   “And I said to their children in the wilderness, ‘Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, or keep their ordinances, or defile yourselves with their idols.” (Ezekiel 20:18) And again in verse 25, “And I gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not live.”

There are major unacceptable New testament, Biblical. theological differences between Messianic Jews and the true Christians, the true believers.. Forwe need to recognize that God doesn’t favor one culture above another. “Jewish culture” is not only foreign to most Jews, it is also foreign to God. in Reality Judaism (and all cultural religions for that matter) looks to be like serving God, but they are not for they do  robs us of the opportunity to bond with God, to speak to Him, to know Him, to love Him, to serve on God’s own terms.  The teaching of the Pharisees (Judaism) itself  is poisonous for all believers. Either we have Jesus and His life, or we have something else and we die. “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” Colossians 2:8

Messianic Jews they have not made the necessary step to cross over to worship Jesus as their Lord amd Savior directly yet as well ,even because they have not taken up their cross, forsaken all to follow after Jesus as well, for  being a Christian believer in Israel isn’t easy for you always feel that the rest of Jewish society isn’t accepting you. It should be understood by all that all Jews still need to be saved from their sins, Hell itself by accepting Jesus Christ as their Personal lord, Savior, and any of their Jewish cultural roots will not save them.

(Mat 23:37 KJV) O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

The New Israel is the Church.. which is now MADE UP with the old Israel.. It may surprise you to discover that the New Testament never uses the term ‘chosen’ to describe the Jewish people. It is only used of those who follow Jesus.


Zionists, Messianic Jews, and Jews will tend to associate more with  the Fundamental Prophetic Evangelical, Dispensationalists   over the Catholics,  Charismatics,  Pentecostals, Anglicans, Lutherans. etc., etc., since the  Evangelicals tend to give them national recognition and the promise,hope of the complete restoration of all the land of Israel to the Jews.. promises now which  are  not supported by the New Testament still. And do you have one, one New Testament verse that confirms Israel’s present return and possession of the Promised land. I am not aware of one, If you do which one is it?  It is unbelievable, undeniable  that the professing Christian people who do not know the Bible can be so easily deceived, led astray too by many others, bad pastors and Jewish persons, Zionists included.. Discovering what the Bible actually, truly  now has to say about the relationship between Israel and the Church, in history and prophecy, more then just an academic exercise.


Too many fundamentals, professing Christians now falsely do state that the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 was prophesied in Scripture while there is no direct support of this in the New Testament Bible even still. Zionism, on the other hand, “is a secularist, largely atheistic ideology” that emerged in the late 19th century.  Now too many Christian Zionists, extremists do falsely do now believe that in order to fulfill all of the Biblical prophecy, Israel must next conquer most of the Middle East.

Messianic Jews and the Seventh day Adventists, Judaizers still do falsely teach that we must all abide by all the necessary “laws” of the Holy Bible whilst also keeping all the scriptures of Jesus commandments . The use of the word “laws” in the Old Testament Bible, specifically does specially mean the Mosaic “laws”, or the “laws” of the Torah, all the “laws” of the first 5 books of the Bible. Also when Jesus refers to the “law” he himself now means all of the 613 “laws” of the Old Covenant. This, of course, includes the Ten Commandments but is not limited to them. But the old covenant “laws” themselves were only valid until the coming of Christ firstly. True Christians do not mix the Old and New Covenants “laws”, laws as defined by the New testament, nor do they rightfully now support any of the Judaizers and their “laws”, all those persons who want to keep the Torah “laws” and just add Jesus to it. Today the entire Old Covenant “laws” was to be casted out by the Christian but we must all still follow His new teachings that are valid in the New Covenant as per (Galatians 4:21-31). The New Covenant teachings of Jesus did not include Sabbath-keeping “laws”and many other “laws”of the now obsolete Torah. True Christians believe that the “laws” has been completely abrogated and replaced with the Law of Christ.; Messianic Jews and the Seventh day Adventists, Judaizers do still try to uphold invalid laws, part of the Bible falsely do draw people away from the truth of Christ.


The only main portion of the Bible that you really need to read, to follow is the New Testament because we are no longer under Old Testament covenant, law – essentially the the New Testament replaces the basic requirements of the Law and the Prophets of the Old Testament. Believers should still embrace the whole Word of God but now they do not follow the non applicable old testament laws, rituals. The Old Testament has been superseded by the New Testament. We are not under the old testament laws but under those laws solely in the new testament… the law of the spirit..(Rom 8:2 KJV) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

The sole basis of the Christian faith today, which is why it is also called the New Testament as well, is not at all the Old Testament Judaism but the New Testament Jesus. The true Christians since Jesus Christ next always left their old Jewish Synagogues all together… and all Christian Jews, Messianic Jews too need to do this today as well, also they are supposed to give up their Jewish roots, Jewish culture, Jewish religion when they accept Jesus Christ as their master, lord and savior . Some clerics, theologians, and scholars have worked hard to recover the supposedly historical Jewish Jesus. why? Ironically this rather was aided also by the Jews, Judaizers, even the false Christians themselves who falsely wanted it seems to promote their own self importance, the false value of the now rather false, obsolete old Judaic religion, and it’s also still the false observation of the Old testament letter of the law over the New Testament spirit of the law approach. It is an ungodly act still too.

(Acts 20:29 KJV) For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

(1 Tim 4:1 KJV) Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

We are often as Christians rightfully now taught that Presently Satan even though he is subject to Christ’s authority, empowerments, Satan he is very much presently alive and active on earth, in our lives.

1 Peter 5:8 teaches us that Satan is “like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”. But he Satan now only has as much power as we do allow him to have. We are in a war against him, we must use our weapons to fight him to overcome now all of his bad works on us too. Jesus has defeated Satan power over us at the cross, but that doesn’t prevent Satan from sending forth his evil spirits to try to steal, kill, and destroy you and all of mankind. That is what he Satan does—the battle starts in the mind and he convinces us that he has power over us. He Satan next also sends evil spirits by means of evil persons against us as well.

Matthew 16:19, “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.“

I am not surprised that many Jews, Judaizers, Messianic Jews do not talk about or preach about the baptism of the holy spirit, speaking in tongues, spiritual gifts even because they realy do not have the holy spirit.