What is a Christian?
Do you think you are a Christian ?
You are not alone! Plenty of people think that living in a country with
a Christian heritage makes them Christian themselves. It is not quite that
simple. A Christian is someone who makes a positive decision to place their
trust in Jesus Christ.
Jesus himself said that he alone was "the way, the truth and the
life" (John 14 v.6)
Why bother ?
Christians believe that everyone is separated from God by their
fundamentally selfish actions, referred to in the Bible as sin. This is as
true of pastors and policemen as it is of the worst villains. All those who
disobey God, in any way (ie all of us ) are separated from Him. Since He is
the source of life, a life lived without Him is lacking its heart.
The Bible states that this is everyone's problem since "all have
sinned and fallen short of the glory of God"(Romans 3 v.23)
What can I do about it ?
Nothing! No grand gesture, no promise of better ways ahead would be
sufficient to bridge that gap between ourselves and God. Jesus has bridged
the gap for us, paying the debt of our accumulated misdeeds against God in
the moment of his crucifixion.
"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we
might become the righteousness of God" (2 Corinthians 5 v.21)
What now ?
To bridge that gap between yourself and God you need to:
Accept that you have a problem.
Believe that Jesus can do
something about it.
Confess your need for him to do
so and put your trust in him.
If you want to put your trust in Jesus, or to learn more about what it
means to be a Christian, get in touch with us through one of the
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The Bible quotations are from the NIV