“What is a “Christian”?

 

One who holds membership in some earthly church?

No!

One who believes an orthodox creed?

No!

One who adopts a certain mode of conduct?

No!

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What, then, is a Christian?  He is one who has renounced self and received Christ Jesus as Lord (Col 2:6)…… There is no such thing as belonging to Christ—and living to please self.

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Make no mistake on that point—

“Whoever does not bear his cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple,” (Luke 14:27) said Christ…… Taking up my “cross” means a life voluntarily surrendered to God.”

Written by Arthur Pink “The Cross and Self “