In the world today there are well over 2 billion people who claim to be Christian. Among those claiming to be Christian are represented a wide assortment of beliefs and practices that are often contradictory not only to each other, but are often exactly the opposite of what Jesus Christ himself believed, taught and practiced. One dictionary definition of a Christian is one who professes belief in Jesus as Christ. Is a Christian just anyone who claims to be a Christian? If not exactly what does it mean, from the standpoint of Scripture, to be a Christian? What makes one a Christian in God’s sight?
In this article is information that can help you understand how you can become a true Christian, or if you are a real Christian, how you can remain one.
Does it really matter what you believe? Why can’t we just mind our own business and try to get along with others, no matter what our differences in belief?
Doctrinal disputes among those who profess to be of a particular religion or other system of belief are common — and have been for millennia. This applies not only among those who profess to be Christians, but among those of other religions, or political and other belief systems.
As Christians how are we to handle doctrine? Should we involve ourselves in disputing doctrine? If so, when and how? Continue reading →