What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?

Seriously….What does it mean to be a Christian?

Just in the recent weeks I have been withness to several things that would make the staunchest of Christians shake their heads in disgust.

I have been witness to bold face lies, deceipt upon deceipt, judgementalism (is that a word?), name calling, posturing, and power plays, all from supposed pastors.

I have seen some pretty stupid things in the church ranks over the years, and I have come to realize that most of the stuff that has happened could have been avoided by open and honest communication.

That’s called C O M M U N I C A T I O N! It means that someone speaks…and someone listens. USUALLY, it is done to where BOTH sides get to take turns speaking and listening.

Why is it that after we have been Christians for a few years, we feel the necessity to ACT like we have all the answers? Why is it most Pastors are afraid to admit they MAY NOT KNOW IT ALL? Why the need to feel in control?

Becoming a Christian doesn’t automatically make us wise beyond our years. It doesn’t all of the sudden make us know all the answers to all the questions. It certainly doesn’t make us THE authority on right and wrong.

Doesn’t the term ‘Christian’ mean ‘Christ-like’?

So…what are the characteristics of someone who is ‘Christ-like’?

Hmmmm….let’s see…Grace, Mercy, Compassion, Forgiveness.

So…back to my question….’What does it mean to be a Christian?’

Tell us your thoughts.


About Jimmy Eldridge

I am a husband, a father, a son, a brother and most of all, a follower of our most gracious savior Christ Jesus. Who are you following?

One thought on “What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?

  1. GOOd day to you!!!

    I agree that there are things things happening in tha Christian Churches….

    MY fellow beliver in CHrist… Why don’t we start it ourselves???
    When they do something wrong, let us repay them with the goodness that come from the LOrd… tell them about their mistake and also be humble that we ourselves do make mistakes….Rebuke a wise person and he will admire you…

    All things work together for all those who love the LORd… LEt us not worry but we should pray and never stop …. GOd is in Control of everything… LEt us put our faith and hope in the LORd !!!!

    GOd bless you!!! lEt us continue to serve the LOrd!!! LEt us reflect the light of our LORd and Saviour JESUS CHRIST!
    1 Corinthians 10: 31….

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