What is a true Christian?
Updated: Jan 29, 2020
Have you ever been confronted with the question: ‘What is a true Christian?’
I have had enough conversations throughout my years in the ministry to know there is not a universal definition of a “Christian.” To some, a Christian means someone who is generally a good person and goes to church a few times a year. Others define a Christian as someone who believes in Jesus, attends mass and confession, and accepts the Pope as the head of the church—and many people who do not believe and trust in Jesus Christ consider themselves Christians simply because they go to church or they live in a “Christian” nation.
Which one of these definitions or various others explanations is correct, if any? Or are all of these descriptions true? And if all of them are true, does that mean Christianity, the Bible, and Jesus Himself are like all those people who call themselves Christians? Or are so many people and their numerous definitions of a Christian, faulty?
Unfortunately over time, the word “Christian” has lost a great deal of its meaning and is often used of someone who is religious or has high moral values but who may or may not be a true follower of Jesus Christ.
Is there a way to be a true Christian, a Christ follower, which is different from all the definitions and descriptions that are mentioned above? Beginning February 9th, we will address the question: “What is a true Christian?” in a (4) week sermon series. Come and join the journey of understanding our faith and our Christian walk. In Christ, Pastor Steve