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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: How do we define “Christian”? Who is a Christian? We believe that a Christian is a disciple of Christ who loves Him and, as a result, obeys His commands, 1 John 1:2, 2 John 6. While we all agree that salvation is the free gift of God, many will say that becoming a Christian is merely admitting faith in His death and resurrection. The Bible never says that faith alone saves, and all examples portray that faith leads to obedience. Peter said to those on Pentecost in Acts 2:38 that they needed to repent and be baptized/immersed in water for the remission of sins.Was this a command? Was it from God, or just from Peter? The people on that day certainly believed it was a command of God. Is it a command that still pertains to us? Why would every example of scripture, for our learning, indicate that baptism was necessary. Baptism is so simple; why do we kick against the goads in regards to it? So, if the definition of a Christian is one whose love for God moves him to obedience by repenting and being baptized, then nothing else is a Christian. So many who understand this definition of a Christian still seem to use the term loosely of anyone who merely acknowledges faith in Jesus. Such is contrary to the teaching of scripture. Let’s use the term the way God uses the term and not water it down the way the world waters it down.
If you are not a Christian (see the ABOUT YOU page), becoming a follower of Christ is the most important decision you will ever make. The Susquehanna church of Christ is a group of individuals who seek to worship God together according to His will, revealed to us in His word, the Bible. We believe that Bible study will lead us into greater understanding of what God wants of us. Though lots of denominations will tell you they teach the truth of God’s word, they cannot all be right when they teach doctrines that contradict each other. We invite you to consider the material you find here, and most importantly, weigh it against what is found in the scriptures. Our hope and prayer is that you will find the information here to be not only of benefit but also of truth. If we can be of help in any way in your search, please contact me. One more thing. Susquehanna church of Christ is a non-denominational church. You will notice that the “c” in church is not capitalized. The reason is that it is a description not a title or proper name. We are simply members of the church which Jesus built, Matthew 16:18. If you are a Christian, we hope the material here will be of benefit to you and will stimulate your thinking. If there is any way in which we may be of help, please contact me. Sincerely, Scott Long email@example.com