Ask people to define what being a Christian means and you would get varying answers. Christianity is not a lifestyle but is being united with Christ and hidden in Him. Before one can live as a Christian, they must first truly come to know Christ. Paul writes to the Colossian church informing them to look up, not inward, and to set their hearts on things above. Seeking to live a life worthy of the call one has received provides evidence one is in Christ.
1If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ who is your1 life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
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