What is a Christian?

If you asked the average person “What is a Christian?” You would be amazed at the answers and opinions. The dictionary defines “Christian” as a professed follower of Christ. Those who follow Buddha are called Buddhists. Many think good works will save them. If that were true, then bad works would unsave them. Christian is found three times in the Bible. (1) “And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch” (Acts 11:26). (2) “Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian” (Acts 26:28). (3) “Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God…” (I Pet. 4:16). There are many religions, but only one Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 1:16). Christians are people from all walks of life who have been transformed and changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ (II Cor. 5:17). The world conforms, but the Word transforms (Rom.12:1-2).  The greatest testimony to the world is a changed, consistent Christian life that is found only in Christ. Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship with Christ. Religions love their god, but their god does not personally love them (Psa. 115:5). A Buddhist cannot sing, “Yes Buddha loves me.” Without Christ, there would be no Christianity. No one can go to Heaven without Christ – No one! No exception! (John 14:6). Christ is the only name that saves (Acts 4:12). Today, God sees one human family which is divided into only two groups (Acts 17:26). Those “In Christ” and those “Without Christ.” The Lord will return for those only “In Christ (I Thess.4:16). There are many religions, but only one Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom.1:16). All wiithout Christ have no hope. (I Thess. 4:13). Christ is the only hope (Titus2:13). So if you are “in Christ,” you are a Christian. If you are not “in Christ,” you are not a Christian (Rom. 5:12). You are saved according to the Scriptures. You are saved by faith not feelings (Rom. 5:1). Don’t die without Christ as He is your only absolute, authority, and assurance of hope and Heaven (John 14:6). Now according to the Scriptures, “Are you a Christian?” Fill in the blank: If I died today I would go to H___________. The good Bible news is that you can believe and receive Christ this very moment (John 1:12). Then you can also say, “I am a Christian!”

Thot: “No God – No Peace … Know God – Know Peace” – TC

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