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  • No, but it might be the beginning of becoming one.
  • No, in and of itself it does not.
  • Does owning a car make you a mechanic?
  • Even if I hadn't belonged to a church I would have been a Christian! Bless, Judeao-Christian Prof.Mes
  • About the same way as walking into a barn makes you a cow…
  • Nope. Following Jesus' commands does. Nothing else makes a Christian..certainly not a title, nor a building.
  • Absolutely not!
  • H%LL NO!!
  • Not at all. It's good for those who wish to commune with their fellow Christians.
  • Curches are for man, not God. God does not dwell in a house made of stone. The central issue of Christianity is: what will you do with Jesus, called the Christ? Answer this question for yourself.
  • No it does not, I my particular case being a Roman Catholic is not because of the many existing Catholic Churches or the Vatican though a work of art. I am a Catholic-Christian for my believes, my faith and the teachings I have received. I don't wish to enter into further debates on Theology which would not help any at the present moment. Best regards.
  • No. It meansyou belong to a church. to be a christian you have to believe in salvation through Christ.
  • This is just my opinion: following the teachings of Jesus Christ makes you a Christian. It doesn't rely on your belonging or not belonging to a church.
  • No...anyone can join a church. Christianity is in the heart.
  • No more than a cat giving birth to a litter of kittens in a barn makes her a chicken. Some so-called "Christians" (think Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church) are about as far away from God as they can be. All religion is philosophy. Philosophy is not God.
  • @Peterpam -- To answer the question you asked requires a bit of thought. I can tell you my experience, and other people's experiences will vary, of course, like everything does. . Attending many congregations of various beliefs and feeling unsatisfied in finding what I was looking for, I decided that if I was going to learn what Christianity was about, what better place to learn about Christ than the *church* of Christ. It certainly brought much to light for me and it was no problem to decide, yes, this is the belief I can follow AND believe in. . Churches of Christ vary in their methods and/or beliefs. The one I learned in taught the history of the church, history of the old testament, history of Christ, how to become a Christian, how to live a Christian life, and much more. There are many web sites online for the churches of Christ, which I suggest you examine. . After doing so, if you have further questions, you should be able to find a contact person in or near where you live that will be happy to assist you. . I hope I have been able to give you the information you need that answers your question, "How can you become a Christian?". .
  • You become a Christian by arriving at the belief that Jesus is the Christ, the Living Son of God, and acting on that belief by repenting of your sins (that just mean turning away from a sinful nature) through baptism and reading and studying scripture to come to know God through Christ more clearly.
  • No. In fact, I have yet to meet a true Christian who belongs to a church.
  • It depends on what your definition of a Church is. For some may say that a "man" made building is a Christian Church, only it's not. Nor is any "man" made religion or "man" made denominations. For there is only one Pure Religion. And it's found in the book of James Chapter 1 V-27. And to become a Christian & part of a Church. You must first except the Virgin birth then the death & resurrection of Christ. Then ask in Jesus name to be forgiven of all your sin's. By the power of the Blood in Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. This is told about in the book of John Chapter 1 V-29. At this point you have became a part of a Foundation based on a Solid Rock. Found in the book of Matthew Chapter 16 V-18. And we the member's of this Foundation/Rock are the True Christian Church. And anytime there are two or three gathered together in the name of Jesus Christ, they make a Church. And as told in the book of Matthew Chapter 18 V-20. Jesus Christ will be in the midst of them. So back to your question about belonging to a Church, and if it makes you a Christian. It all depends on the definition of a Church. If it is a "man" made building or if it is a group of people, gathered together in Christ Jesus. Forming the body of CHRIST , known as Christians...............Later my FRIEND.................M.C.S.
  • No more than attending a football match makes you a footballer. You have to play the game to wear the uniform.
  • its not about being a christian its about having a relationship with Christ!you can belong to a church all you want to but what matters is in your heart!
  • Many people seem to think that belonging to a church and being a Christian are two separate things. They shouldn't be. To be a Christian means to be in the Family of God. That Family is the body of Christ--or the church. A red flag would shoot up for me if a church congregation told me I had to do something different to be a part of their church than what it actually takes to be a Christian.
  • There are many different types of churches. Just because you got to church it doesn't mean your a Christian. It just means your at Church. (just incase if you were wondering) The meaning of Christianity and the Christian community has changed a lot and isn't what it use to be. I go directly from the book and what life lessons Jesus taught us. Not what the churches say. I have found one church that reads directly from the bible. I'm not a Christian and i love goin to church. I don't have a religion, just a relationship with God.
  • no it's more about the heart than a body however i'm sure most of the time those that do belong to a church really do have the right to call themselves christian
  • I was baptised and accepted as a member of a church when I was 15. I am no longer a Christian but am still a member. So my answer is NO.
  • No the same way that going to a vegetarian diner occasionally doesn't make you a vegetarian.
  • Depends on the church for a start!!
  • You can belong to the Church of Satan or be a Pastafarian so I would say absolutely not.
  • Not at all. Being a Christian means following Christ, being his footstep follower and obeying his commands.
  • Perhaps not. Maybe it's the beliefs you have that make you a Christian or not. But there again there no longer seem to be any common list of beliefs that you MUST have to make you a Christian. However there is a long (and growing?) list of things you don't HAVE to believe in to be a Christian. There are so many churches around that it's easy to find one where you do not HAVE to believe in the virgin birth, or you do not HAVE to believe Jesus was a literal or begotten son of God, or you do not HAVE to believe that Jesus was God, or you do not HAVE to believe in the trinity, or you do not HAVE to believe in the original sin....
  • No more so than sitting in a class makes you an educated person. Christianity, ANY religion, actually, requires more than membership. It requires living a lifestyle consistent with the religious doctrines and faith associated with it.
  • No, u are just simply palying church if u are not saved plus on the other hand if u are already saved it is good to go to church & hear Gods word!
  • No it doesn't but millions of people tend to think so and insist upon calling themselves Christians when in reality are not. No amount of church attendance makes one a Christian just as living in a garage will make you into a Buick. There is only one way to become a Christian, that is believing on the name of Jesus Christ and accepting Him as Savior. You become born-again.
  • Christianity is about your personal relationship with your Lord and God. Membership in this sect or that does not automatically make you a Christian any more than baptism turns you into a saint. Your sect's role is to help you create and foster that relationship.
  • You have to be baptized accepting Jesus as your Savior. That's the basic element that you have to comply with in order to be classified as a Christian.
  • in christ's time u never hear of much teaching in churches - they mainly congregated outside - and he didnt have a church yet - but he will - and i promise if you join that church you will have your answer !
  • There's a BIG diff between "chuchianity" & christianity!
  • No more than sleeping in a garage makes you an automobile. - The measure of a Christian is not what he's in, It's what's in him. - If he has chosen Christ as his guide and teacher, he's a Christian, with or without a church. If not, he's not a Christian, no matter what he masquerades as. - As a practical matter I simply take a man's word for it. If he calls himself a Christian, so do I. If he doesn't, neither do I.
  • Not even remotely. I belong to a bank, but I'm not a millionaire.
  • No, but all Christians are members of the Christian Church. Christian is a name derived from that of Christ himself. The name refers to all those who have been anointed through the gift of the Holy Spirit in Baptism; hence, the followers of Christ, the members of the Christian Church. In other words, being a Christian make you Church. According to Acts 11:26 "it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians." Mary and Joseph believed that Jesus was the Messiah even before He was born. They were the first Christians. With love in Christ.
  • No. Following a Christ is what makes you a Christian. The Lord is not found in churches of stone.
  • No, this is the most deceptive proclamation. The Bible speaks of "stumbling blocks." (Romans 14:13) These are churchgoers who discourage others by their hypocrisy.
  • I can tell you with my own experience, no belonging to any church makes you a Christian. Only having a relationship with (knowing) Jesus makes one a Christian.
  • Does going to McDonald's and calling yourself a Big Mac make you a hamburger?
  • A man made building can never bring salvation. It's God's choice who is saved,not man.
  • I unanimously disagree with this notion. It just reflects the mind ability of the person who think so.
  • Belonging? Like church bells?
  • To be considered a Christian is to follow the life of Jesus ,he left an example of his life to follow his way and what he did when he was on the earth .in John 17:6 Jesus said , I have made your name manifest ,so he made God’s name Jehovah known ,he preached the good news of the kingdom and sent his followers out to do the same . In Matthew 24:3-14 Jesus stated the importance of keeping up with Bible prophecies regarding the times we are living in. . While he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying: “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?” 4 In answer Jesus said to them: “Look out that nobody misleads you, 5 for many will come on the basis of my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You are going to hear of wars and reports of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for these things must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 “For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. 8 All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress. 9 “Then people will hand you over to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations on account of my name. 10 Then, too, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold. 13 But the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. So to be a Christian means to look at the life jesus carried out while on the earth ,and consider that going to church does not make one a Christian if one is not following Jesus example . Many times jesus exposed the religious leaders for their hypocrisy and for not teaching the truth from the scriptures .

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