a. One who believes to, embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another.
b. An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.
I am a Christian, saved by God’s grace alone thru faith in Jesus Christ alone.
Sometimes, explaining my religion (faith) is a confusion (and sometimes a frustration), but most often, God uses the situation so I can share the gospel with that ‘confused’ person. Like this conversation:
Friend: Hey, what’s your religion?
Friend: Err, what kind of Christian?
Me: Do you mean, what Christian sect or denomination do I belong to?
Friend: Yeah, that’s it. Like, are you a Catholic, an Adventist, a Baptist or what?
Me: Well, I don’t belong to any sect or denomination, though I was, before.
Friend: Hmm.. is it possible? I have not heard of anybody that just claim to be a “Christian” without any denomination.
Me: You don’t have to be part of any denomination to be a Christian. All you need is accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour then you become a Christian. This is what we call being “born again”.
Friend: See!? I knew it. You have a sect, you are a “Born Again”!
Me: Actually, “born again” is not a religion. That’s a point in your life where you welcome Jesus to be the master of your life at the same time accepting his free offer of salvation.
Me: Yes. I’d like to share with you what this “born again” thing is all about. Can I have a few minutes? ….
Then the Holy Spirit leads the conversation.
As I have mentioned, I am a Christian. If I can categorize it even further, I am an evangelical Christian. Click here to view my Statement of Faith.
My journey towards mainstream Christianity, I should consider, is a very exciting and joyful one. I invite you to read my personal testimony. I hope this will somehow bless you the way other testimonies (I read or heard) affects my life.