“He’s A Christian”

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 …

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4 thoughts on ““He’s A Christian”

  1. I’m not really religious, but I love Jesus. Saying I’m “Christian” means nothing. Christianity is a religion, and being a Christian just means I follow that religion. I follow Jesus… and that’s what matters… that’s what people should be saying… “I follow Jesus and try to be like Him…” not “Imma Christian.”

    Thoughts?

    -WayFollower
    ChristAtTheCenter.Wordpress.com

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    • The person I was speaking to seemed to think that by adding “He’s a Christian,” it gave the individual more credibility. The point I was trying to make is that just because a person is (or claims to be) a “Christian” does not give them special qualities or attributes. It simply means they believe in Jesus as the Christ.

      From your comment, it seems you understand that.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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