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What makes you a true Christian?

By Christie Asakem

A true Christian simply put, is anyone who follows the teachings of Christ.

This is according to Webster, Cambridge, Oxford, and Collins dictionaries and also Wikipedia.

The word ‘Christian’, actually emanated from the world. They were the ones that first called the disciples of Christ, Christians, hence they should know a thing or two about what the word really means.

“And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” (Acts 11:26)

Prior to this, Christians were called disciples of Christ, and this is what a true disciple means according to Jesus.

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John 8:31 (KJV) – “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;”

So as you can clearly see, the definition of a true Christian according to the “worldly” dictionaries tallies with that Jesus gave of a true disciple.

A true Christian or disciple of Christ follows the teachings of Christ.

If Christians are to follow Christ’s teachings, then where comes the Bible?

Well, the Bible is the word of God and Christ is the word of God. Without the Bible, one cannot know Christ or his teachings.

You can see that in John 1:1, 14 (KJV): (1) – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”, (14) – “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”.

Christie Asakem
Christie Asakem
Christie Asakem is a prolific and passionate writer who specialises in comprehensive story telling.

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