10 Differences Between A Believer And A Christian

Warning: This might shake up your faith.

Here are 10 differences between a believer and a Christian.

You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder. —James 2:19

1. A believer believes in Jesus. A Christian follow his commands.

2. A believer goes to church on holidays. A Christian knows that a church community is paradigm to their faith.

3. A believer reads their Bible when things get tough. A Christian reads their Bible regularly.

4. A believer prays when things get tough. A Christian gives thanks no matter the circumstance.

5. A believer twists the Bible to fit his or her lifestyle. A Christian works to make his or her lifestyle resemble the teachings of the Bible.

6. A believer will sacrifice when it’s convenient. A Christian will sacrifice no matter the potential outcome.

7. A believer tithes when there is no risk. A Christian will tithe no matter the risk.

8. A believer conforms under the pressure or culture. A Christian holds fast against temptation.

9. A believer will share their faith when it’s comfortable. A Christian will share his or her faith regardless of the scenario.

10. A believer knows about Jesus. A Christian knows Jesus as his or her Lord and Savior.

– Jarrid Wilson


Can you name some other differences? Leave a comment below!

Published by Jarrid Wilson

Husband, Father, Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship & Author of a few books.

178 comments on “10 Differences Between A Believer And A Christian”

  1. Shoulda made it “Christians” and Disciples. Gives the word believer a bad connotation in the same way people give the word religion. Good post though!

    1. The Term “Christian” means Christ-follower. Essentially a Christian & Disciple are meant to be one in the same. But a believer compared to a Christian/Disciple are very different things.

  2. I know what you mean by this post.
    But to use a positive Biblical word like “believe” to express something negative, seems unfortunate at best and misleading at worst.

    I don’t want to be one of those guys who snipes at something because it isn’t worded the way I would word it… but I felt like a comment was called for.

    I get comparing professing Christians to followers. I also get comparing lukewarm ‘christians’ to followers. But belief, as defined by the Bible is an intellectual, emotional, and volitional trust in Chirst.

    Could be the you are simply using believe as synonymous with intellectual assent only.

    Correct me if I am wrong.

    1. You can read into any word that way. I can see where you are coming from, but I can make that point on just about anything anyone ever says.

      You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder. —James 2:19

      Even the demons believe. How are you any better than them? Your actions ;)

      1. Christian’s are a dime a dozen. But Jesus said ‘only believe’.
        Gods work is that we believe. You need to read your Bible and get your facts in order.

    2. But, there is a HUGE difference between believer and someone who just “believes or “admits” . Satan “believes”, but he is not a “believer”. There are millions who call their-selves Christian in today’s society, but few of them follow God’s word as He tells us to. There is so much more than just the profession, doing good deeds, going to church on Sunday. Sad as it is that is the path many follow. Whatever feels good, do it! Well, if the Holy Spirit isn’t in the midst of you services and in your daily living, you need to talk to God cause you haven’t hit the rock yet and you need His help!!! God Bless! Time is short, make your election sure.

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