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.