Probably. Even so, I don't know what you mean by the Christian lifestyle: Southern Baptist? Westboro? Roman Catholic?
Each denomination has developed a stereotype it promotes as the Christian lifestyle. Southern Baptists are fundamentalist; Westboro teach hatred; Catholics allow you to do anything as long as you confess it and get absolution from a priest who may, at any time, be arrested for child sexual abuse. (The Catholic church doesn't call them paedophiles ... they're "sexual line-crossers", which apparently makes it acceptable.)
Add to these groups like Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Episcopalians, Quakers, and even Calathumpian Hebrews, and you have plenty of lifestyles to choose from.
while sisilovesfun is correct in not following EVERY lifestyle because thats simply not practical, if you dont believe in the lifestyle at all, then you simply cant be a christian. if you dont appreciate what the lord has done for you then you dont deserve his everlasting grace and love
You can't have both. I could call myself a woman even though I am physically not. It doesn't make me one. You can believe in god and not live the life perfect but to not believe that we should try and live like a Christian is just wrong
Our calling is a higher calling and much is expected of us because much was given for us. The very holiness which the Christian now possesses necessitates that he separate himself from all that is contrary to the new nature. The Christian lifestyle is to be wholly dedicated to and governed by God, and not the world. All that is in the world, the lusts, the pleasures, the enticements, are not of the Father but are of the world. How can we expect to be not conformed to this world when the very god that we worship is our own bellies. We must not, we can not, claim heavenly citizenship when the appeal of the world means more to us than the commands of God. However, that is just what the Word of God claims for the Christian. We reside in heavenly places! Is this a paradox? God forbid! As they say here in Texas "You're either or, or you ain't." You either reside in heaven, or you don't. The Bible confirms that the Christian does. The Christian lifestyle is evidence of this confirmation.http://www.pbministries.org/Theology/cook/christian_lifestyle_part1.htm
The word Christian was never used in biblical times it came about in the time of Constatines rule. It means to be Christ Like. Before churches men would walk through town and yell "all men" to call and meet together to share the teachings of Jeaus. When the apostle Paul established the early churches for men and woman the " all men" call became Amen. Hope some history helps your question. God bless you
John 14 says............ 15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;............... It does not work that way. Thats the difference in a luke warm christian and a commited one. we MUST follow the christian life style or we are NOT christians.
If you believe, that is great! But if don't do anything about it during your life, I'd call that an Empty Christian because you aren't doing what we were put on earth to do. God wants to know us better and be closer to us and we need to push in to him to know him more. :)
What do you mean by "Christian lifestyle" ? A Christian is supposed to live how God has commanded us to live (unfortunately God's commands are subject to wrongful interpretation) living a Christian life means to try to live like Christ. It wouldn't be accomplishing anything to believe in a Christian God and not even try to live like Christ. I think instead of abandoning the "Christian lifestyle" it would be better to live the right Christlike Christian lifestyle and be an example to all those who misinterpret Gods command and shame the name Christian. Hope this helped :)
There once was a servant who wanted to serve in the kings staff, but refused to wear the livery of the king. She wanted to support the king, but refused to obey the king. She loved the king, but didn't want to attend any staff meetings or hang out with the other servants of the king, preferring the company of partiers and drunks. The King would still call her his, but she lost her effectiveness as a servant.
Believing in God is not all there is to true Christianity. You could designate yourself as the socio-politucal title of 'christian' but being a true follower of God/Christ, ie Christian, entails more than just belief. If you are a true believer you not only believe God exists, you also believe His word is Truth and at least try to live your life to please Him. Believing in Him but rejecting His word and ignoring His wishes for you is not going to get you far.
I'm not sure what constitutes a "Christian lifestyle" but consider the following: 1 John 2:1-4 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father?Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 1Jo 2:2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 1Jo 2:3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 1Jo 2:4 Whoever says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
I don't think so. Let me explain; Christianity originally is a lifestyle not a name or a tradition. You can believe in the same Christian God but what good does that do to you? I mean, even Satan believes in God. You can call yourself whatever you want but you standing in a garage will never make you a car.
Yes I was born a catholic and was taught all about my religion. As I grew older I hung out with the wrong crowd that was like a pagan lifestyle. Today I know I am not perfect. But Jesus Christ is the one I follow.