The Test of a Christian

Whoever says, “I abide in Christ,” ought to walk just as he walked.

--1 John 2:6

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5 thoughts on “The Test of a Christian”

  1. Amen!

    Wendell Berry writes:

    “Especially among Christians in positions of wealth and power, the idea of reading the Gospels and keeping Jesus' commandments as stated therein has been replaced by a curious process of logic. According to this process, people first declare themselves to be followers of Christ, and then they assume that whatever they say or do merits the adjective "Christian".
    From his book,

    Blessed are the Peacemakers: Christ's Teachings of Love, Compassion, and Forgiveness

    A great little book; a giant compared to pamphlets found in most church tract racks. Of course that is not surprising in areas where wealth and power have been "baptized", while compassion and peace are feared as weaknesses.

  2. Cf. contemporary question and answer based on Luke 10:25ff.:

    Q: "How can I be saved?"
    A: "Wrong question: Go, be compassionate and kind to (not convert!) a Muslim."

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