A Name Used Loosely

If a person who says they are a Christian is really a Christian, they will make an effort to get to know Jesus, which comes by reading the Bible. Without making God’s Word a major part of your life when it is available, who you think you are might be what you are not.

Too many people use the term “Christian” way too loosely. Being a Christian requires a life lived for Christ not just in word but by the fruits that are produced from our daily living and how our lives and possessions are used to touch others for God’s purposes, not our own kingdom building.

To be a Christian requires us to be different from the world we live in because God’s ways are not like the people of the world. A Christian is to be different. We may not be required to be the judge of others, but we certainly can see their fruit (the results of their behavior), and we will be known by this Spiritual fruit by God and others.

For those who are put in the position to judge, that is a whole different responsibility that few can accept and use rightly. We must be very careful in this area.  We must be careful how we use the name of Christ; how we refer to ourselves as His follower.

Some will be in trouble one day because they used the name “Christian” too loosely. A scripture in Matthew 7:21 says, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

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