TODAY IS WHAT KIND OF CHRISTIAN TUESDAY?
This question is probing an answer. I’ll be applying this question to the many that inquire "WHAT KIND OF CHRISTIAN are you?" I’ve experienced this question many of times, and on many ends of the spectrum. I’ve been asked by sincere folk, then again I’ve been asked by folk that were trying to poke fun at my belief system (which is unacceptable in any form or fashion). I will not partake of anyone that mocks my belief system. All in all many will never accept it anyhow. “Many will not believe the truth. They will take pleasure in evil. They will be judged.” (1 Thessalonians 2:11).
The word Christian is broad-based, and can adhere to many religions. Did you know 73% to 76% of Americans state they are Christians? If you are familiar with the word of God you know for yourself that something is gravely wrong with these polls. Therefore it is merited that you ask “WHAT KIND OF CHRISTIAN” especially when folk are trying to feed you religion. “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit. Put the spirits to the test to see if they belong to God. Many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (John 4: 1). This in itself proves to us that many folk claim alliance to Jesus, but deny the power of the virgin birth, crucifixion that pardoned sins, and risen body that ascended with all power over all people, places, and things. “God gave him as a sacrifice to pay for sins. So he forgives the sins of those who have faith in his blood.” (Roman 3: 25).
Whenever folk inquire about my faith, I always question their motives (I’ve learned to test the spirits). Conversely I’m always obliged to share with them, and clarify any misrepresentations of what the word “Christian” means in reference to me. “But make sure in your hearts that Christ is Lord. Always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks you about the hope you have. Be ready to give the reason for it. But do it gently and with respect.” (1 Peter 3:15).
This brings to mind this one particular time someone asked me was I a “Charismatic Christian?” My reply “Do you know what a Charismatic Christian is?” They started to smile and gesture with their hands “You know.” I said “No, I don’t. Would you mind explaining to me what you’re asking me to define?” “You know one of those people that clap their hands, and jump all around.” My reply "I am a follower of Jesus Christ. However I can be charismatic at times, which means I sometimes become captivate by the goodness of my Lord Savior Jesus Christ. And when I’m captivated I sometimes display my emotions by moving my hands, and sometimes I accelerate my voice and shout with praises and thanksgiving to God for all that he has done and will do for me." He smiled, and said. “I get that.”
I could go on, and on about what folk perceive my belief to be, however it would be foolishness of naught. I am a follower of Jesus Christ! I have confessed the sinners prayer (Romans 10:9). This means I will assist Jesus in bringing souls to him through my testimony about him, I will live in victory while on this earth, and when I depart I will live an eternal life with Him.
Please get this, just because the word “Christian” means Jesus Christ is my Personal savior, and I am one of his followers, doesn’t mean that other folk believe Jesus is that to them. The love of the truth about Jesus Christ will always bring about clarity. What I’m trying to say is one must love the truth (love Jesus not only in speech, but in action) in order for the truth to be transparency in their life. There is no confusion concerning WHAT KIND OF CHRISTIAN when it is reference to our risen Savior.
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