I came across this question this afternoon, â€œIn your own words, what is a Christian?â€
Below is how I answered the question. What do you think?
I see a Christian as a follower of Jesus Christ. He is a person who has given up trying to â€œget rightâ€ with God, realizing that no matter what he does it will never be enough to reach the perfect standard that a holy and perfect God requires. Instead the Christian has brokenly accepted Jesus’ payment for all his wrongs and has submitted his will to the authority of Christ.
As a result the Christian experiences new life through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit who is transforming him into the image of Christ. The natural result of this transformation is that the Christian grows in spiritual maturity, has an ever increasing desire to serve people, and to influence the world around him for the cause of Christ.