Am I a Christian or am I just pretending to be one?
Simply put, a Christian is one who follows the teachings and examples of Jesus. For God’s sake don’t make it more complicated than it is. As Christians we must understand that there are two covenants or contracts. One is the old contract with Abraham. This contract changed and evolved through Moses and the prophets. When Jesus came, and God dwelt among us through Jesus, a new covenant or contract was created.
Under the new contract with Christ, Jesus made it clear that our focus needed to be on loving God and others, first and foremost. We don’t need to speak in “tongues”, we don’t need to condemn people because they are different than us. We need to love God and love one another. If we do this, then everything else falls into place. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like things fall into place, but trust me, I’ve been around a while and I’m telling you it’s all going to work out.
Don’t be deceived by people who do hateful things, racists, bigots or hypocrites that should be pointing those fingers at themselves. They just just can’t help to create discord, division and confusion within the church, for their own gain. These people are either deceived or they don’t know Christ all. I used to say years ago, “just because you have Jesus tattooed to your backside doesn’t mean I have to kiss it.
Remember to pray, question, and be led by the spirit of God.