On his blog, Jeff K. Clarke asks the question, “What is a Christian?” I believe this is a critical question that must be answered by this generation. While I hope you read the entire post, I want you to take a good look at his conclusions and see if you agree.
Questions Answered(from Jeff’s blog)
What is the gospel?
What is a Christian?
He is the gospel.
He is Christianity.
How do I know this? Because both would be nothing without him.
I am a Christian if I follow in the footsteps of Jesus and allow his life, teachings and witness to order my own.
I fall into the gospel if I fall into Jesus – the gospel embodied in human flesh.
Jesus – not denominational affiliations, theological categories, orientations, positions, spirituality, social agendas, or political memberships – lies at the center of both gospel and Christianity.
He – and no other – defines the gospel.
He – and no other – defines Christianity.
What Do You Think?
Personally, I couldn’t agree more. I think Jeff nailed it. Everything we believe, everything we are, centers in the Person of Jesus Christ. He and He alone is the One who makes it possible for us to live in the Reign. Do you agree?