What is a Christian?

A Christian, essentially, is a person who is in a personal living relationship with the Creator God of the Universe through His son, Jesus Christ. But because this question has been so misunderstood and the answer so distorted over many years in our country, many people think they are Christians when in actual fact they are not!

And this is nothing new, because Jesus himself said, that many will cry out to him on the day of Judgment and say, “Lord! Lord! Did we not do XYZ in your name?” and he will say, “Depart from me – I never knew you!” (Matt 7:21-23)

So this is a very scary thought that we may be deceived about whether or not we are a Christian – which means we must take the many warnings in the bible very seriously to Examine ourselves… to Test ourselves… to see if we are in the faith. (2 Cor 13:5)

The follow are some recommended resources to help you understand what True Christianity really is, and to examine yourself in the light of God’s word.

What is a Biblical Christian – By Al Martin

The Acid Test of Being a Christian – By Dr. Tim Keller

What is a Christian? MP3 Series with Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson and Dr. Derek Thomas

What is a Salvation by Paul Washer:

Examine Yourself by Paul Washer: