What Exactly is a Christian?
The idea behind this post is to present a question that you’ve always wondered about or wanted to ask but didn’t think it was safe or questionable. The goal is to get readers to THINK in an effort to challenge and provoke them to go on a personal pursuit of understanding.
So here’s the question:
What exactly is a Christian?
Where does this word come from? Where exactly do we derive it’s present-day meaning? And most importantly, does it carry the same meaning today as it did centuries ago? These questions spark interest in me. I’m finding that so much of the Christian faith is taken out of its proper – or should I say original / Biblical – context. I do believe that our finite minds cannot conceive all of what God knows, but I also believe that He has made an immense effort to reveal enough of His Truth at a level that we can understand. And that portion of insight can be found in a collection of writings we refer to as the Holy Bible. As I continue to challenge the idea of what exactly is a Christian and begin to rap my mind around what Jesus defines as a Christian or follower, I am discovering a huge disconnect of what many of us define as a Christian today.
So, what exactly is a Christian?
You tell me…