What Makes A Christian A Christian?

THE RIVER WALK

what makes a christian

I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

Read: Job 8:1-11:20, 1 Corinthians 15:1-28, Psalm 38:1-22, Proverbs 21:28-29

Relate: What makes a Christian a Christian? Even a cursory glance at history or sociology shows that this question can be much more complex than what first seems. What resemblance exists between a modern country pentecostal church in Alabama and the twelfth century Irish monks? Is there a commonality between today’s persecuted Egyptian Coptic church and the accusation Augustine made of his contemporaries when he wrote: “the church is a whore, but she is our mother”? Eighteenth century Russian Orthodox, nineteenth century Latin catholic, the early pioneer American Methodist churches, Scots Presbyterian…

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