Who Is A Christian?
The word "Christian" is thrown around with such vagueness that most people are lost as what
it's true meaning has been diluted by many false and shallow misconceptions.
Christianity isn't founded on "love your neighbor."
Christianity is founded on the GOSPEL of Christ: Jesus Christ, God's son, was born of the virgin Mary and died on cross in our place for our sins and then rose from the dead after three days.
That is Gospel of Christ by which you must be saved to enter God's kingdom. Why must we be saved? Because "all have fallen short of the glory of God" (Rom 3:23) and our righeousness, as in the good things we do that we think will save us, are like "filthy rags" (Isaiah 64:6). We are sinners, and Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death."
"that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." (Rom. 10:9)
Receiving Christ enables one to be regenerated through the Holy Spirit, or born again. (John 3:3)
"I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ." (Romans 1:16)
"I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me. Woe is me if I do not preach the Gospel!" (1 Cor. 9:16)
News this good is meant to be shared! And it is only Good News if it gets there in time, so I will preach the Gospel!
If you think Christianity is nothing but wishy-washy "be a good person" nonsense, then you are in serious trouble. Also, it demonstrates that you are unable to accurately criticize Christianity since you do not understand even its basics. Please read the New Testament, you will find that the apostles were not weak, wimpy, "feel good about yourself" relativistic liberals like we hear today. They were all out on fire for Christ. And you know what is amazing? 2000 years later, Christ is still changing lives! He saved me four years ago and has certainly turned my world upside down.
"Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things ..." (Phil. 3:8)