Below is written most of the attributes of those who are false Christians, and those who are not. I have been able to collect such information as this from experience with many false Christians and true Christians. Also I used to be in the first two categories, so I am able to explain this due to experience and the Lord saving my soul from hell 4 years ago, and every day he’s allowed me to live since then. I glorify him and thank him so much.
These attributes are divided into three categories, listing and identifying the key traits of three different types of Christians, being:
- Lukewarm Believers,
- Modern Day Pharisees,
- The Elect or The Bride Of Christ.
Take heed and let us examine ourselves by the word of God, so we can find out which category we are in, and what type of Christian we are, so that we can better serve the Lord, being fully committed to him and his righteousness, as we approach the end of the age.
1 Corinthians 11:28-34 King James Version (KJV)
28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
Revelation 3:15-16 – I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou were cold or hot.
1 John 2:15-16 – Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (Read More…)
Matthew 12:30 – He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
They are those who proclaim Jesus as their savior, but do not serve him, do not want to offend people, and many will likely be afraid to die, because they don’t know where they would go.
They pray to be seen, will listen to both carnal ungodly music and Christian music.
They believe in Jesus, but have no intentions of being obedient to him, and serving him.
They try to use grace as a license to sin.
There is little/or no difference between them and unbelievers when it comes to their actions.
They may realize they are living in sin, but do not want to let go of it.
“By their fruits you will know them”. They may wear a cross around their neck, but do not live or obey what the cross stands for.
Following Jesus to them is more of a fad, than a permanent and serious decision. They would rather be a friend of the world and fit in with it, than separated from it, and on fire for God.
Many of them rarely repent, and if they do repent, most of the time it is only to be saved from destruction; not because they care that they have displeased the Lord.
Many lukewarm believers may ask for forgiveness, but do not intend to turn away from their sins. Instead they want to hold on to their sin, but still say “I believe in Jesus”.
This type of believer is very selfish. They pervert scripture and twist it to conform to their sinful lifestyles, so they can justify doing what God has forbidden them not to do.
This type of believer may seemingly praise and worship in church, but act completely different when they leave the service, and may become very defensive when challenged about their sin and their salvation.
Many of this type may be oblivious about what will happen to them if there is no repentance, and oblivious about the persecution of the saints, although there are many who do know, and ignorantly refuse to repent, and ignorantly refuse to let go of their sin.
Ironically, there are some of these types that are surprisingly more open to hear about the persecution and judgement more than the following type of believer(see Modern Day Pharisees).
—-The Lukewarm Believer will not see heaven, but hell:—-
2 Timothy 3:5-7King James Version (KJV)
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
MODERN DAY PHARISEES
Then there is the second type of believer, who serves the Lord and obeys him to a moderate degree, but is caught up in the false prosperity and peace doctrine (blessings, but no/orlittle obedience, persecution and suffering required).
They may also be very selfish. They will often accuse and despise the radical believers (next type below) in the church for having boldness to do things for God that they themselves refuse to do.
They often call the elect (see next type), “super spiritual”, “too serious”, or “of no earthly good”, because the MDP’s do not understand most of the things of God, or do not want to.
This type of believer does not have the gift of the Holy Ghost, and does not understand the gifts of the spirit, therefore they refute against them.
Many will try not to receive the Holy Ghost to stay in their sinful lifestyles, unknowingly refusing their guidance, and teaching from Him, which will be critical to remain alive and survive in the days ahead.
They will not fully commit to God, therefore they are not truly saved.
They may also try to fake speaking in tongues, but they do not know they are ignorantly trying to mock the things of God .
If you really have received the Holy Ghost, you should not have to make up words, and you should be able to speak fluently, as The Spirit Of God gives utterance.
If you have really have received the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues, you should be able to speak in tongues minutes upon minutes, or even hours without stopping. When you are fake speaking in tongues, you are unknowingly mocking the gifts of The Spirit and the things pertaining to God, and are only storing up judgement that will be released upon you.
Modern Day Pharisees try to down those that go higher in the Lord, and will hate, gossip, or slander those who are radical for the Lord and/or operate in the gifts of the Holy Ghost.
They try to cast down those who are actually being obedient to God, when they themselves are not. Satan will often times use MDP’s more than the lukewarm to invade the church, because they are subtle.
To use an analogy, Disney makes a lot of propaganda, where they show cuddly creatures performing sorceresses and witchcraft. They use the cuddly animals to bypass the red flags going up in your spirit, in order to appeal to your emotions. When you see Mickey doing witchcraft, it is not solely for entertainment, but it is to subliminally desensitize you to wizardry.
Likewise, MDP’s are subtle, so Satan can sneak them into the church and and pervert the whole flock. This is because MDP’s seem like they are a Christian, but are only a little higher than lukewarm, claiming to be the elect, when they don’t obey God. Yet they want his blessings. They know the scriptures and can quote them from memory, but they don’t do any of what they read. They have a form of godliness, but deny the power therof. They are content with being content. This type has no/or little intentions of going higher in the supernatural of God, and working for him. They just would rather come to church pretending to be saved, leave and go back to sinning, just to repeat this cycle, over and over again. This is quite similar to the lukewarm believer. To them, God is the God of their blessings, not the God that reproves them and destroys the wicked.
This type may become extremely defensive when reproved by another about their sin or when hearing of judgement on the wicked.
This type limits themselves to only sharing the gospel inside the church, but seldom share it outside, because “they don’t want to offend people”.
For this type of believer, when they hear persecution, it is like a bad word to them. Most will not want to hear it, and will explain how God is a loving God, but they will seldom say He is a God of judgement as well.
This type will not be willing to die for the Lord, and will be taken aback when the Lord destroys nations in his righteous anger, and Satan’s futile attacks increase extremely.
Their mentality is “the God I serve wouldn’t destroy me, because he loves me so much“. However, doesn’t a loving Father punish his child when they do wrong? Like wise God will punish and destroy us, if we choose not to depart from sin, and refuse to repent.
They ignore the books of the prophets that spoke of judgement, but instead only look for scriptures about God’s abundance of favor and prosperity.
—-Modern Day Pharisees will not see heaven, but hell:—-
2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Revelation 7:9 “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;”
THE ELECT/ THE BRIDE OF CHRIST
The third type of believer is radical and bold for the Lord. This type can be in room with the two other types, and will stand up and proclaim the truth, as the Lord leads them, even if no one is listening.
They speak not only of God’s love but his judgement, and are not limited to sharing the gospel only inside of the church, but wherever as the Lord leads them.
They are selfless, and long to see sinners come to repentance.
They reprove others as the Lord leads them with love for their soul, but sternly.
They are not afraid to go against the grain of society, and the lukewarm and modern day pharisees in the church.
They are often hated and attacked by those in their own church, their own family, (Mainly lukewarm, MDP’s.), and many outside the church, because of their zeal and crave for God, his righteousness, and the things of God (Gifts of The Spirit, the supernatural of God, i.e. miracles, signs, wonders, visions, dreams, prophecy, and others). But because they suffer persecution for righteousness sake, they are blessed of the Lord.
This type of believer is not two faced, and lives uprightly outside of the church, as well as inside. They are obedient to God, and fully committed to God, even to the death.
They do not pervert the scriptures, but instead live them.
They preach the gospel undiluted and uncompromising.
They deny their flesh daily and carry their cross, repenting and turning away from their sins as the Lord upholds them.
They tell of the judgement that is coming to America and the world. They know that God is a God of love, but also a God of judgement, and will destroy the wicked, and America, if there is no repentance.
They are not deceived by most who preach peace and prosperity while we are rapidly reaching the end of the age.
The devil really targets this type of a believer more often than the other types, because they pose the biggest threat to him, as the other types already follow him.
Satan will try to do anything to stray them from the path of righteousness, because they, being filled with the Holy Ghost, are given power to cast out devils, to heal the sick and raise the dead.
They love those who hate them and curse them.
They pray for their enemies, so that they will be convicted, repent, and be saved.
They are not afraid of persecution from friends, family, or co workers, and are willing to endure persecution for the Lord’s sake, so that his will will be done in their lives and the people be warned ahead of time.
They have no interest in the world, or the things of the world, for they are of God, and belong to him. They are often called “superspiritual” or “too serious” by those that are of the world, when in fact they are normal, as defined by the The Lord, as we were created to worship and serve Jesus in the first place.
The world and those in the world hate them because they stand for righteousness , when the world stands for unrighteousness, which is why this type of believer is persecuted the most, but since they obey the Lord and his righteousness, the Lord is with them.
The devil may have a lot of schemes, but he can do nothing without the Father allowing it.
Even if the Father allows it, God will take the broken pieces of the situation and use it for the good of those that love him, so that we will glorify him and repent.
——The True Elect will see heaven, not hell——-