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. A believer may give up on God when things get tough, but a Christian knows that’s the best time to keep going. Joel Olsteen once said “You are closest to your victory when you face the greatest opposition.” Christians know the reward of that patience is greater than anything a believer can imagine for themselves.

  2. One popular stance nowadays is to say “I don’t identify with any religion. I’m not religious. BUT I am spiritual.” Jarrid, isn’t it true that even the demons are spirits, thereby spiritual? I say that I am a follower of Jesus, a Christian, attending a Baptist church. Hope I am not too far off the correct terms.

    1. I think of it this way:

      To answer your question, yes, demons are spirits. Now, the term “spiritual” for a christian means to be born again, or receive the Holy Spirit. Therefore, we can say that demons are NOT spiritual because they never received the Holy Spirit. Consequently, we can’t describe both a Christian and a demon as spiritual in the same sentence. Christians are spiritual because of their acceptance of the Holy Spirit and their devotion to God; furthermore, demons are spiritual because they exist in the spiritual realm and roam as spirits.

      Hopefully I clarified your doubt, and like I said, this is only my thoughts.

    2. Debra this is just my thoughts but I feel that there being fence riders committing to no commitment, if you are of christ we need to stay true to the corse .denial of christ is to be against him and puts us on a very slippery slope, spiritual is to me like saying I’d like to be saved but I’m still holding out for a better deal which is in essance,like saying dying for me just isn’t enough people seem to forget god made us to serve him not so he could serve us were the ones that need to change our lives to know him .His rules bring everlasting life not ours .The world doesn’t want you it just doesn’t want you to be in union with God and it will use every trick it can to make us fall away from God’s glory and seek out our own will and not his or that of his son our Lord and savior jesus.remimber those that only know jesus can come to the father,not those that agree that there may be a father but art sure .

  3. A believer thinks stretching the truth or a little white lie is no big deal because “everyone does it.” A Christian knows the difference between truth and lies and strives to be truthful always.

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