The Definition of Christianity
by Randy Chambers, 2017-01-03
1 Corinthians 13:2, NIV: If I have the gift of prophecy and can
fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move
mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
As time passes, and the definition of Christianity becomes one that varies with
each person, and is often lived out the same; it will likely be found to be
certain that one of the most valuable commodities a Christian possesses will be
his or her own character. A Christian will not be defined by knowledge or
doctrine, or by church affiliation—but instead by how much he or she resembles
the Lord Jesus in both actions and words. For the true follower of Christ, there
is within the heart a deep-seated desire to see others come to Jesus. Yet they
hear nothing in our words if our lives are not the very definition of
Christianity—not perfect—but certainly bearing genuine evidence of the Savior
who resides within.