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What it means to be a Christian

By Dr. Dale A. Robbins

“What's your religion?” said the firm, authoritative voice. The sergeant's eyes remained fixed on his clipboard waiting for my response. The Army induction center didn't seem like the place that I would be confronted with spiritual questions, but religious preference was a standard question asked of every inductee. It would be stamped on my dog tags, I suppose to guide funeral services if I were killed in combat.

I hesitated briefly from answering… knowing that I had not attended church for several years. But I began to think… "I must be a Christian, after all I was raised in a church-going Christian home, and I did sorta believe in God and Jesus… and definitely knew I wasn't a Muslim, Buddhist or Atheist."

“Well, what is it son?” he asked again. “Well I'm, uh, Christian,” I replied meekly. But as soon as I heard the sound of my own voice, I realized my answer was hollow and lacked conviction. Sure, I held a traditional and philosophical affection toward Christianity. I believed there was a God and that Jesus was His son... and as a child I had even said my prayers and had my own Bible... however I knew inwardly that my heart was far away from God... Read More >>
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Avoiding Hurts and Offenses in the Church Principles of Great Faith
Before You Quit Your Church Revival Broke Out in Our Church
Bible Reference Guide Satan's Secret Weapon: Unforgiveness!
Breaking Spiritual Strongholds Sowing and Reaping Seeds of Discord
Can there be Unity between Churches? Spiritual Gifts: Their Origin & Purpose
Check Your Attitude Survival in a Deadly Earthquake!
Christ's Tomb Is Still Empty! The Chastening of the Lord
Complaining Only Makes Things Worse The Gospel: A Matter Of Life Or Death
Dealing With Trespasses The Ministry of Friendliness
Death Comes When You Least Expect It The Power of Praise and Worship
Defeating Your Adversary, the Devil The Reason for the Christmas Season
Discipline Your Kids! The Steps of a Good Man
Do You Have Warped Spiritual Values? The Tithe Belongs to the Lord
Do You Have a Critical Spirit? The Victorious Christian Life
Don't Go To Hell Things May be Better Than You Think
Drug Abuse and the Christian Ways To Help Your Church
First Steps For New Christians Ways to Encourage Your Pastor
Freedom From the Bondage to Offenses What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?
Guidance Toward Godly Choices What Was Your Name Again?
How To Receive Healing From God What is Meant by Traditional Values?
How to Find a Good Church What is the New Age Movement?
How to Get Along with People What's Wrong With Gossip?
How to Get Answers to Prayer When Sin Persists in the Church
In God We Trust When Your Church is Without a Pastor
Is Your Tongue out of Control? Why Christians Need Fellowship
It's a Wonderful Life Why Should Christians Attend Church?
Life-style Danger! Why So Many Bible Translations?
My Father's Watch Why Some Prayers Go Unanswered
Never The Same Again

What People Ask About The Church - Index

Can Real Miracles and Wonders Occur Today?
Do Signs and Wonders Validate Man of God?
Does Size Matter to a Church's Success?
How Believers Should Handle Disputes and Offenses
How Can I Help the Spiritual Climate of My Church?
How Can I Recognize a Genuine Man of God?
How Can I Select a Good Church?
How Come a Pastor Only Has to Work One Day?
How Did Jesus' Disciples Become Called Christians?
How Do I Decide to Change Churches?
How to Avoid Getting Hurt in a Church
Is It Necessary to Be a Church Member?
Is It True That Some Churches Handle Snakes?
Should Ministers Receive Pay for Their Ministry?
What Are Deacons?
What Are Elders, Bishops and Pastors?
What Can I Do to Be a Help to My Church?
What Does It Mean to Call for the Church Elders?
What if I'm Not Getting Fed by My Church?
What Is a Charismatic Church?
What Is a Dysfunctional Church?
What Is a Fundamentalist Christian?
What Is a Liturgical Church?
What Is a Pentecostal Church?
What Is an Ecumenical Church?
What Is an Evangelical Church?
What Is Church Government?
What Is It Like to Be a Pastor of a Church?
What is Meant by "Traditional Values?"
What Is Meant by the Church Fathers?
What Is the Church?
What Is the Mission of the Church?
What Things Contribute to Church Stability?
What's a Church"s Most Important Doctrine?
What's Difference Between a Church and a Cult?
What's Most Important About a Church?
What's Most Requirements of Church Workers?


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What's the Church's Greatest Challenges?
What's the Difference, Protestants and Catholics?
What's the Qualifications of a Minister?
Why Are Churches Associated With Cannibalism?
Why Are Churches Considered Nonprofit Orgs?
Why Are Ministers Called "Reverend?"
Why Are Most Services Based Around Preaching?
Why Are Preachers After Everybody's Money?
Why Are So Many Dishonest Church Leaders?
Why Are Some Ministers Called "Parsons?"
Why Are There Different Views About Spiritual Gifts?
Why Are There So Many Hypocrites in the Church?
Why Do Churches Baptize People?
Why Do churches Emphasize Church Growth?
Why Do Churches Have Constitution and By-laws?
Why Do Churches Have Different Ways of Worship?
Why Do Churches Hold Revivals?
Why Do Churches Practice the Lord's Supper?
Why Do Churches Require Premarital Counseling?
Why Do Churches Stress Authority?
Why Do Churches Teach People to Give Tithes?
Why Do Churches Teach Spiritual Accountability?
Why Do Churches Use Offering Envelopes?
Why Do Churches Use the Bible For Teachings?
Why Do Many Churches Oppose Halloween
Why Do Most Christian Churches Meet on Sunday?
Why Do So Many Churches Have Splits?
Why Do Some Churches Forbid Women Preachers?
Why Do Some Churches Speak in Tongues?
Why Do Some Churches Turn Persons over to Satan?
Why Do Some Churches Wash One Another's Feet?
Why Is a Church Called a "House of Prayer?"
Why Is Christmas Controversial in Some Churches?
Why Is Easter Controversial in Some Churches?
Why Is It Hard to Find a Perfect Church?
Why Should Christians Go to Church?
Why So Many Different Churches?
Why So Many Translations of the Bible?

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