555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered

170. What Is the Bible Definition of a Christian?




A Christian is (1) one who believes in Jesus Christ the divine Son of God, and that through his life and atonement we have everlasting life; (2) the Christian through his fellowship with Christ receives the adoption of a child of God (see I John 3:2 and 5:1) ; (3) he enters into fellowship and communion with God. See Heb. 2:11, 16; I John 113; Prov. 18:24. (4) He is sanctified and separated. See Rom. 1 :J; I Pet. 1:14, 15; I Thess. 5:23. (5) He is a soldier. I Tim. 6:12; II Tim. 2:3, 4. (6) He is an heir of glory. Rom. 8-./7; Gal. 3:29; Gal. 4:7; Titus 3:7; I Pet 1:3, 4-