Why Do You Call Yourself a Christian?

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Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I said a prayer.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I walked the aisle at church.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I believe in God.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I read the Bible.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I pray everyday.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I feed the homeless and the hungry.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I take care of widows and orphans.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’ve been baptized.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I go to church twice a week.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I go to church every Sunday; twice.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I go to Sunday School every week.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m a deacon.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m a pastor.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I work at a church.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m a seminary professor.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m a Christian blogger.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m a missionary.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I teach Sunday School.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I was raised in church.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m Baptist.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m Presbyterian.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m Methodist.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m Roman Catholic.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m Episcopalian.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m Orthodox.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m Anglican.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m Lutheran.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m Protestant.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m part of a home church movement.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I try to follow Jesus’ teachings.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m a good person.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I don’t drink, smoke, or cuss.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m a Republican.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m a Democrat.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

I’m American.

Why do you call yourself a Christian?

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rhology September 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

I’m a Democrat.

2 MarieP September 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

Because Christ called me by His grace and love in the Gospel and bid me take up my cross and follow Him!

3 Steve Martin September 10, 2012 at 10:05 am

Because I am declared righteous, for Jesus’ sake. And He has given me the faith to believe it.

4 MarieP September 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

(and I was given the ears and heart to obey)

5 mburatov September 10, 2012 at 11:08 am

At the risk of sounding offensive, it just seems to me that if your answer starts with you and not with God then you do not truly understand the gospel or the meaning of grace. I am a Christian because the God of the universe, Maker of Heaven and Earth, stooped and elected me to salvation before the foundation of the world, and before I ever existed. His irresistible grace brought me into His kingdom and will never let me go. And by the way, no it’s not fair that I get to enjoy Him forever, since my righteousness is as filthy rags. No it’s not fair that I get to claim His righteousness my own and that I am sealed with His Spirit. But if you are droning on about how it’s all not fair then you have just come upon the main point – GRACE IS NOT FAIR!!! It is totally undeserved, unearned and bestowed freely and there is nothing fair about it. Praise God that He does not treat me fairly.

Now that I have offended everyone I will go back to my hobbit hole.

6 Steve Martin September 10, 2012 at 11:20 am

I agree with every word that you said. I think God’s grace is indescribably wonderful, and has nothing to do with…’me’…except that He has given it to me, as a gift, totally apart from anything that I have done, or said, or thought.

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