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Christian Profiling Exercise: Find Out What Type of Christian You Are

The Christian Profiling Exercise is designed to be a fun and informative exercise that not only identifies your Christian type, but also provides to you a number of things to consider regarding your discipleship in Jesus Christ. This exercise was developed by the author of, and is fully explained in, the book Where are the Christians? The Unrealized Potential of a Divided Religion by Eric Shuster. The exercise includes 16 questions relating to your Beliefs (faith) as a Christian split into two sections; and 16 questions relating to your Practices (works) as a Christian, for a total of 32 easy to answer and thought-provoking questions. After successfully answering the questions click on the “submit” button at the end to view and print the results. You will never be required to provide personal information or an email address—the exercise is completely free without any informational obligation. Have fun and come back in a few months or years to see how your profile might have changed over time.


Primary Believing Christian Attributes - Part 1

Part 1 of the Christian Profiling Exercise examines primary (or core) Christian beliefs. To do so please indicate your agreement with the following statements on a scale of one (1) to five (5) with 1 being you Strongly Disagree ("I do not believe this statement at all") and 5 being you Strongly Agree ("I believe this statement with all of my heart"):

  1. Jesus Christ is the only true Messiah, the Savior of the world
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  2. Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God
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  3. Jesus Christ is the only way to the forgiveness of sins
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  4. Jesus Christ is the only way to everlasting life (i.e. salvation)
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  5. Jesus Christ is the only way to God the Father
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Secondary Believing Christian Attributes - Part 2

Part 2 of the exercise examines secondary Christian beliefs. To do so please indicate your agreement with the following statements on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being you Strongly Disagree ("I do not believe this statement at all") and 5 being you Strongly Agree ("I believe this statement with all of my heart"):

  1. God is our Heavenly Father (i.e. the Father of our spirits)
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  2. God the Father and Jesus Christ are one
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  3. God the Father makes all things possible
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  4. The Holy Ghost is one in purpose with, and proceeds from, God the Father being active in the lives of the faithful
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  5. The Holy Ghost provides comfort and knowledge from God
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  6. All humans suffer from sin requiring repentance to receive forgiveness
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  7. Baptism is a spiritual cleansing and gateway into the Church of Jesus Christ
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  8. The Lord’s Supper symbolizes a remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice if you are a Protestant or a Mormon, or is the literal body and blood of Jesus Christ (Eucharist) if you are a Catholic
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  9. The scriptures (e.g. Bible) are the inspired word of God
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  10. You are able to believe without seeing in spiritual matters as one having faith (i.e. you don’t need to be given divine evidence)
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  11. You consider yourself to be born again, converted, with a new life in Jesus Christ
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Practicing Christian Attributes - Part 3

Part 3 of the exercise examines Christian practices - sometimes referred to as "works." To do so please indicate your agreement with the following statements on a scale of one (1) to five (5) with 1 being you Strongly Disagree ("I do not believe this statement at all") and 5 being you Strongly Agree ("I believe this statement with all of my heart"):
There are two words that need further definition before completing this portion of the exercise:

  • Strive: strive means there is an ever-conscious and vigorous effort on your part to live the principle as opposed to having only knowledge and understanding that exists in the background of your life.

  • Regularly: regularly means it is part of a cultivated discipline of consistent behavior by you demonstrating a commitment to the principle as opposed to a "when I have time to" type of behavior.

  1. You strive to keep all of the commandments of God and the teachings of his Son Jesus Christ
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  2. You regularly repent, asking for forgiveness of and turning away from sin
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  3. You regularly pray to God the Father—out loud, in private, and/or even within your heart
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  4. You strive to follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ
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  5. You regularly make meaningful personal sacrifices in living the gospel of Jesus Christ
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  6. You regularly perform service for others spending your own personal time to do so
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  7. You regularly share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others
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  8. You strive to be pure in heart including earnest attempts to exercise humility, having gratitude in the Lord
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  9. You regularly give of your time, talents and substance to others
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  10. You regularly praise God and his son Jesus Christ in worship
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  11. You strive to love others in kindness and charity
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  12. You strive to be a good example of Christian values and living
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  13. You regularly read and study the scriptures (e.g. Bible)
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  14. You regularly fellowship with other Christians in worship
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  15. You strive to actively forgive and show mercy to others
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  16. You strive to be a peacemaker among those with whom you associate
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