What is a true Christian? Is a true Christian a person that is a devout follower of their church, or one who seeks to find Jesus or God in an honest way working to become a respectable person in society? Is being a true Christian about how many Christian friends you have or is it more about serving God in a most unassuming way? There are many definitions that can characterize what a Christian person is, but to pinpoint the true worth of being a true Christian person can be summed up by this next biblical verse. James, Chapter 1, Verse 2 and 3 explain the meaning of setting ones Christian self free – knowing and acknowledging our faults and sins. “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers’ temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” Being a devout Christian is learning the importance of patience and sharing Christian beliefs in an unbiased way.
One of the most difficult things that become contradictory about Christian belief and values is who and what is a Christian? Jesus Christ is the founder of true Christianity, and anyone can enter into Christ family, all nationalities from every walk of life are welcome, but one of the most important things to remember is what Jesus speaks about Christianity. “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” 1 Corinthians, Verse 10 – Jesus and God make no division on who decides to become a Christian, there is no brand of Christianity but what Jesus himself teachings instruct, which are not affiliated with political or man made systems.
The origin of the name Christian – ten years after Jesus death his followers were historically known as “The Way.” This is known as a way of life which was centered on the firm belief in Jesus Christ, who is “the way and the truth and the life.” (Acts 11:26)
The verse of Peter, Chapter 1, Verse 7 about the trials of Christian faith, – “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”
In conclusion, there have been many humanistic ideologies in many churches which divide what is being a true Christian. The creed of religious modernism versus the truths of Christianity teach us to abide by the law which Jesus has clearly stated – are you a Christian according to the Bible.