14 September 2011

What is a Christian?

Several years ago, some West Point cadets were sitting in their dorm room discussing all kinds of issues. It was one of those late night sessions where they were talking about anything and everything.
So the subject of Christianity came up and they asked the question, “What is a Christian?” And as they began to bat around the idea a bit, one after another gave his opinion on what a Christian is.
After a few hours of not really getting anywhere, one young cadet stopped the conversation dead when he said, “A Christian is Charles Jones.” Now, Charles Jones was a fellow cadet who was known for his kindness and willingness to go the extra mile for others because of his faith in Christ.
I wonder how that conversation would go if your friends were having a discussion over coffee and asked, “What is a Christian?” Would anybody mention your name? Are you so identified with Jesus Christ that people know who you are and what you believe?
Being a Christian is more than just lip service. It’s living your life in such a way that others see a difference in you. So as you go throughout your life, let others see God’s grace and love in you!
By Jack Graham


  1. Yes, so true. There should be something apparent and different in the life of a believer that attracts the world, like the light shining on the hill, a beacon for all to see. Good post!

  2. Ye! Exactly! Yet, I've been convicted as of late that I'm not doing so good in this area. Thank you for the perfect reminder and the confirmation that God is pointing this out to me.

  3. Reminds me of some lyrics in a song, "How thankful I'd be if men could say of me, (she)/he went about doing good!"

  4. Someone please call my name.

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