What does it MEAN to be a Christian? "What is the Gospel"
In today's world, the word "Christian" can have several meanings. It can vary from anyone that is a practicing Roman Catholic, to someone that attends a church, recites the right prayer or that says "I must be a Christian because I'm a good and morally right person." The question that needs to be asked and answered by every individual is "How does the Word of God define a true Christian?"
#1-Every True Christian recognizes that God is the Sovereign Creator of the Universe. (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Ps. 103:19)
#2-Every True Christian recognizes that God is Holy. (Isaiah 6:3; James 1:13)
#3-Every True Christian recognizes that mankind is Sinful. (Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Kings 8:46; Romans 3:10-12; James 4:17)
#4-Every True Christian recognizes that sin demands a Penalty. (Ezekiel 18:4; Romans 6:23a)
#5- Every True Christian recognizes that Jesus is Lord and Savior. (Romans 10:9; 1 Peter 3:18; Romans 3:23, 26)
#6- Every True Christian recognizes that true faith is accompanied by repentance from sin and placing their saving faith in the saving faith found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Luke 13:3,5; 1 Thess. 1:9; 1 Cor. 15:1-4)