The Marks of Such as Believe in Christ – Part 1

by Mike Ratliff

1παρακαλω ουν υμας αδελφοι δια των οικτιρμων του θεου παραστησαι τα σωματα υμων θυσιαν ζωσαν αγιαν τω θεω ευαρεστον την λογικην λατρειαν υμων 2και μη συνσχηματιζεσθε τω αιωνι τουτω αλλα μεταμορφουσθε τη ανακαινωσει του νοος εις το δοκιμαζειν υμας τι το θελημα του θεου το αγαθον και ευαρεστον και τελειον (Romans 12:1-2)

The Book of Romans is an incredible gift to the Church by the Holy Spirit. Chapters 1-11 contain the cornerstone of Christian Doctrine. In those 11 chapters the Apostle Paul laid out man’s desperate lost condition and God’s work of providing the only way for men to be saved. In Chapters 12-15:13 Paul gives us what we need to live this Christian life according to the rich theological truths from the first 11 chapters.

This post is Part 1 of 9 of the marks or traits or characteristics of genuine believers who are born again, justified and are being sanctified. Here is the breakdown of this study.

Part 1 – Romans 12:1-2 – A Living Sacrifice
Part 2 – Romans 12:3-8 – Gifts of Grace
Part 3 – Romans 12:9-21 – Marks of the True Christian
Part 4 – Romans 13:1-7 – Submission to the Authorities
Part 5 – Romans 13:8-14 – Fulfilling the Law Through Love
Part 6 – Romans 14:1-13 – Do Not Pass Judgment on One Another
Part 7 – Romans 14:14-23 – Do Not Cause Another to Stumble
Part 8 – Romans 15:1-7 – The Example of Christ
Part 9 – Romans 15:8-13 – Christ the Hope of Jews and Gentiles

So let’s begin. ☺ Continue reading