There are more than four birthmarks of a true Christian, but here are four that seem to reflect genuine regeneration.
A Forgiving Spirit
Whoever has been forgiven much should truly seek to forgive others for less. That should be the position of every Christian. They have been forgiven such a great price that they could never pay or repay and had a wrath removed (John 3:36) that they had coming to them. In the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant (Matt. 18:21-35), the unmerciful servant had been forgiven of an unpayable debt, but a smaller debt he would not forgive. Jesus said, “If you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matt. 6:15). Shouldn’t Christians be the most forgiving people of all because we’ve been forgiven of all?