FAQ) What is the difference between a Christian and a Believer?
The New Joshua Generation - A) Christians claim to follow Jesus. Believers walk with Jesus.
Christians build walls. Believers tear down walls.
Christians reject or grudgingly accept the "harassed and helpless." Believers have compassion and help the "harassed and helpless."
Christians are church members. Believers are Jesus' Disciples.
Christians are servants. Believers are Jesus' friends: "You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything I have learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit-fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name." -John 15:14-16
Christians: Jesus is my personal Savior. Believers: I cannot wait to tell others about Jesus.
Christians: Church (membership) growth. Believers: Kingdom (world) growth. Believers Bear Fruit. Believers reap the harvest.
The ultimate definition of a Believer is: "I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! If you love me, obey my commandments." -John 14:12-15
BOTTOM LINE: Believers Obey Jesus; thus, Believers are Doers. For example, the woman at the well, many from that town believed in Jesus because of the woman's testimony (John 4:39). Therefore, Believers spread the "Good News" of Jesus Christ.
Christians are self-centered and sanctimonious (self-righteous, holier than thou, hypocritical). Christians pray primarily concerning their personal needs and delusionally use apathetic excuses not to go and tell others about Jesus, such as, "We are to separate ourselves from the world" and "We are not under the law; we are under grace."
Christians detest the word DO, especially when it comes to them doing anything. However, they turn cartwheels in the church pews when the preacher says, "God is about to DO a new thing in your life SOON!" Christians deem you a prophet if you "tell them what their itching ears want to hear." However, if you mention " WORK, " you are the devil or a false prophet. Therefore, Christians' unspoken but widely known slogan is, "DO NOT call on us to do anything, Jesus; we'll contact you (send our expedited prayer requests) when we need you."
Finally, and sadly, most Christians ignorantly believe if they haphazardly repeat a few words after the preacher, that qualifies them to enter heaven regardless of whether or not they obey Jesus or how many sins they commit.