Who Is a Christian?

Note from RaymondTheBrave:-

You are NOT a Christian :-

1. If you are born into a Christian family or in a Christian Country.

2. If you read your Bible.

3. If you do goods works in Jesus or Gods name.

4. If you go to Church does not make you a Christian.

5. If you call yourself a Christian does not make you one.

6. If you believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob does not make you a Christian.

End of Note:

God’s Word is quite clear that one cannot just decide to be a Christian, one has to be invited!

So what is a Christian? A couple of billion people on the planet all claim to be Christians, but their beliefs, doctrines and practices vary widely. What does being a Christian mean? Let’s take a quick look at what the Bible says is a Christian.

The word Christian is used three times in the New Testament

(Acts:11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.; 26:28;

1 Peter:4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.). Followers of Jesus Christ were first called “Christians” in Antioch (Acts:11:26)  And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.) because they believed in Christ and followed His example. The word was initially used by their detractors in a derogatory sense, but believers embraced the term as a badge of honour.

While the first-century Christians did follow the teachings, practices and example of Jesus Christ at that time, since then the term has virtually lost its meaning—as it’s usually not accompanied by the same way of life and understanding. Today many claim to be Christians yet don’t follow Jesus’ teachings.

The Romans named the followers of Christ “Christians”.

There is only one way to become a Christian and that is to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and confess this with your mouth and believe in your heart. The only sin which will get you into Hell is not believing in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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