What Makes a Christian?

I've been wondering about this a bit. Mainly since yet another tirade against my opinion (and others' opinions) about Blackstone has appeared. Just when everything was getting somewhat cozy and recommendations for other Logan restaurants were starting to appear.

You people claim to be Christian but berate others like you do.

Of course, this comment went on to berate one of the posters…

But what I would like to discuss, if we could, what makes someone “Christian”? Answers.com offers this:


  1. Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
  2. Relating to or derived from Jesus or Jesus's teachings.
  3. Manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus; Christlike.
  4. Relating to or characteristic of Christianity or its adherents.
  5. Showing a loving concern for others; humane.


  1. One who professes belief in Jesus as Christ or follows the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
  2. One who lives according to the teachings of Jesus.

But is it more? Is there a feeling there? Should it be more about living life according to the teachings of Jesus? I personally think it's a matter of trying one's best to follow Christ. No one's perfect. No one will be a “perfect” Christian, and we all have our little hypocrisies.

What do you think?

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2 thoughts on “What Makes a Christian?”

  1. They’re okay. They do make a point about some who are so worried about how it looks that they follow Christ that they are a little slow to actually do so. But we all have a little hypocrisy in us, and I think they are a little harsh…

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