I knew someone at school who considered himself to be a Christian because he was born in Britain – it was about where he was born.
We are Church of England, and some believe living in England (or being English) makes them a Christian.
Officially, in the CofE, you become a Christian when you are baptised.
A lady once told me “I’m a Christian, but not one of those ‘born again’ Christians”. Her sister’s responded, “Aren’t all Christians born again?”
Or maybe a Christian is someone who follows Christ – follows Jesus. But what does it mean to follow?
Is it enough to read a Gospel and approved of what Jesus did and said?
Is it enough to go to a church to worship him?
Or are we still missing something?
Jesus talked about carrying a cross, about finishing what you start, about being salt.
What would that mean?
Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear. Luke 14:34