Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Who is a Christian?

It has surprised me over the past months that the Left is attempting to convince Americans that BO is a Christian.  I thought the Left adored BO???  Why would they want us to believe he is a believer, when for decades, they have been ridiculing Christians and portraying them as a bunch of idiots.  They attack any form of Christian expression that they feel is too much in public view.  Now, all of a sudden, they want us to see BO as being a main-stream Christian - and they believe that it would be a good thing for us to accept that description of him. 

When did being a Christian become a popular position for the Left to support?

When BO claims to be a Christian, or when the Left try to convince us of such, what do they mean by "Christian"?  When someone argues that BO is not a Christian or at least doubts whether or not he is, what do they mean? 

The name "Christian" has become the term "christian".  It is similar to the terms "conservative" or "liberal".  They mean different things to different people.  Your background and beliefs affect your understanding of each of these terms.  Being a christian, to some, can mean no more than being an American, or being an occasional attender of church.  But, what does being a Christian, really mean?

BO may be a christian, but if he is a Christian, then I am very confused as to what Christianity really is about.

I am asking each one of you, to please log onto the blog and leave your comments in answer to this question.  What is a Christian?  Please do not hesitate or worry that someone might find fault with what you say, this is an important issue.  We need, very badly, to have a clear understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus the Christ. 


  1. I am a Christian - first and foremost! There are tons of erroneous views of what constitutes a Christian, and to be blunt I am sick of people who have never been Christians defining me through their observations of self-acclaimed Christians who hardly fit the mold the Bible demands. These people accept gross misconceptions of Christianity based on their total lack of knowledge of what true Christianity is all about. It is akin to aliens coming from space, looking over our society, and explaining it from their other worldly point of view. The absurdity of it would be plain to everyone of intelligence who lives on this planet. To clarify what I mean I will explain what a Biblical Christian really is.

    1. The beginning of a Christians life is when that person acknowledges that they are a sinner in need of a Saviour. This is not some mental gymnastic, but a deep understanding of wickedness that is inherent in all mankind. The reality of sinfulness brings a person before the throne of God in meekness and humility knowing that they are unworthy to receive the least of all blessings from the hand of God because of their vile condition. It is at this point that real repentance becomes possible. To come in any other way than "Just as I am without one plea, but that the blood of Christ was shed for me" is outside the realm of spiritual reality.

    2. The first step is an act of faith. Faith is possible for two reasons that I can think of right off hand. First because Romans 1:19 and 20 makes it clear that God has put the knowledge of Himself in every man. That coupled with the fact that the Bible also tells us that God has given to every man "the measure of faith" fulfills the two things necessary to salvation. The faith necessary to believe, and the proof of God that has been deposited in all mankind from birth. Because of this the Bible declares without apology "The fool has said in his heart; there is no God." I could expound more on this were I to consider the conscience of man, but suffice it to say that the conscience is the watch guard of the soul warning us when temptation to sin comes calling.

    3. When the person comes before God soiled with sin and with a contrite and repentant heart by faith, God reveals Himself to them and a miracle suddenly takes place. A cleansing occurs that transcends the puny intellect of the greatest intellectual being to ever exist on planet earth. A person who heretofore cared nothing about what God thought and who lived without regard to God in any aspect of his life is suddenly forgiven of every sin he or she has ever committed and that person knows it intimately in the innermost recesses of his soul. The foul mouth learns to praise its Creator, the one who despised others loves them and genuinely cares about their welfare and their eternal future. The one who was apathetic about God suddenly becomes in the eyes of the unregenerate a zealot, old habits are thoroughly broken, old haunts become distasteful, music changes from worldly to heavenly. Church becomes desirable as a place to fellowship with like minded individuals, broken homes are reunited in love and harmony, life is bright and beautiful and has purpose, meaning and direction, morals become vitally important, and loving and serving God becomes the hearts most fervent desire!

  2. Rick, thanks for the great response. A changed heart results in a changed life, by the grace of God.