So, the question of the week is, who really are these Christians? It seems that the point of all this denominational baggage that most of Western Post-Modern Christianity is carrying is that of points 4 and beyond… Points 4 and beyond???
Well, yes, the Apostle Paul mapped out the criteria for being a Christian, and he did it pretty clearly in 3 points:
- Believe in your heart that Christ died for your sins
- Confess with your mouth that you you accept His payment on the cross for your sins
- Turn your back on your former wickedness
And that’s it…
The denominations of today tack on a whole lot of points after point 3, hence the reference to points 4 and beyond… Paul didn’t talk about the church using the plural, and neither did anyone else, that is our own local perversion. More on this later…