Am I a Christian? This is a common question that is often uncomfortable to ask and answer for many people.
This question is sometimes asked and answered negatively; however, there should be a simple answer for the believer.
The Christian faith gets a bad rap. Many people believe that the bible is imperfect and that it is “the white man’s religion.” Many people forget that Christianity is about love, forgiveness, and mercy. If you experience (or want to experience) any of these things perhaps you should take a deeper look into being a Christian.
A Christian is a follower of Christ. Let’s erase race. Let’s erase the connect of the Bible to history. On a fundamental level: Do you need forgiveness when you do the wrong thing? Do you want to experience love beyond boundaries? Do you want others to treat you kindly even when you may not deserve it? Do you want to be treated fairly? Do you have needs that need to be met?
If your answer is “yes” to any of those questions, then perhaps Christianity is for you. Many people say they are not Christian because they do not believe in a certain Church; however, the Bible says, “for even as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12:12)
What does this mean? It means, YOU are the Church because you are part of the body of Christ. There are many denomination, there are many different groups that worship together but at the end of the day those who believe in Christ are Christian, period.
I suppose a better question to ask is, “Do you believe in Jesus?”
Be bold and do not hesitate when answering this question. While the first question may be full of confusion, believing in Jesus is a simpler answer. Either you do, or you don’t. If you believe in Jesus, then you are Christian.
So I ask, “Do you believe in Jesus?”
Be Blessed, Kay H