I recently spoke with someone who was describing the character of a particular individual. She commented he was honest, dependable, and sincere. Then she added … “He’s a Christian.”
I’m at a loss as to why that last phrase has anything to do with the qualities of this – or any other – person.
In my opinion, just because someone happens to claim the title of “Christian” does not mean that individual holds the gold standard for being above-average, upstanding, and trustworthy.
Truth be known, there are a LOT of people who have never set foot in a church who are “honest, dependable, and sincere.”
By the same token, there are scores of “Christians” who would stab you in the back in a heartbeat.
The actual meaning of the word Christian is, “A religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination.” Notice that there’s no mention of character assets or strengths. Nowhere in the description does it say the person should be trusted ahead of someone else.
Just a little food for thought …