One who holds membership in some earthly church?
One who believes an orthodox creed?
One who adopts a certain mode of conduct?
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.
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 “