Marks of the True Christian
Christians have distinguishing marks about them. There character shines so that others feel the presence of God. Paul the writer of Romans describes the Christian marks by beginning with love. The funny thing is Paul was never a physical disciple of Christ, the marks of Christ touched him through a spiritual connection pronouncing Kingdom DNA!
You see Paul persecuted Christians and the Christian faith in his former life. However, one glad day that life came to and end and Paul who was Saul (Christian persecutor) became the most prominent name among the Christian faith and the Bible. Saul surrendered to Paul who was the true mark of Christ within him.
I truly believe that bad boys and bad girls are blessed to be bad, because God has a testimony in these people. God has an investment in what looks and seems to be the least of least. The point of it all is Gods testimony in a bad person or negative person if you don’t like bad, shines that men may truly say I will surrender all!
The testimony has a confirmation of transformation in the individual touched that marks Romans 12:9-21! Water was turned into wine! Putting on the new man and putting off the old! Saints always let love be the foundation of who you are because love is the first mark of the Christian experience!
Romans 12: 9-21
9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.