Are Christians Clones ?
Are all believers in Christ to be the same? The Bible says that we should all SPEAK the same thing: “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” - 1Cor 1:10 but does that mean that Christians are to BE the same, relative clones of one another, like mesmerized zombies ?
The perception is somewhat merited, as many Christians do try to "put on" Christ, instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to work at allowing them to being Christ-like. When looking into the greats (spurious proclamation on my part) of the Bible it is not difficult to perceive the personality and character of each beyond their God given inspiration. We are not clones, we are all as He has created us, with flaws, weakness and the humanity that makes us people.
The body of Christ is comprised of many varying and different parts, yet forming a whole body. 1Cor 12:14-27 exhorts on this, and validates the importance of each and every one of us in the grand scheme of the workings of His body.
The globe earth liars have been hard at work trying as they may to alienate us as far as possible from our Creator, and as a by-product get us to believe in our insignificance, our worthlessness, our hopelessness in accomplishing His will. However, the truth is that we ARE significant, we ARE valuable, we ARE the element of hope in His will.
Jesus did not die so we could become pushed back into the background and marginalized to the point of fringe existance. This is why we have been created with different talents and abililties (Mt chap 25), and given a wide variety of personalities and character so that we might use our God given self to His glory (1Cor 9:20-22) I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. "Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh."- Jude 1:21-23
We do what it takes to get that soul to Christ; Jesus did what it took to get us to Him. Whether it be the death of the cross or the death to self, a sacrifice must be made in order to validate the love God and His son Jesus invested in us to make it worthwhile.