Friday, August 5, 2011


 Jesus is not a Christian…Jesus has never been a Christian…
Jesus will never be a Christian.
One of my reasons for writing a blog is to create some provocative thinking on the part of those who read it.  I hope the title of this issue starts the old cogs turning until rust flies out your ears.  If you don't agree with me, I don't blame you..Write me a comment and tell me why...

Definition…Christian = A follower of Jesus Christ.

Consider the following lifted from Wikipedia:   The first recorded use of the term is in the New Testament, in Acts 11:26, which states " Antioch the disciples were first called Christians." The second mention of the term follows in Acts 26:28, where Herod Agrippa II replies to Paul the Apostle, "Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?" The third and final New Testament reference to the term is in 1 Peter 4:16, which exhorts believers, "...if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.

This tells us that the followers were not called Christians until after Jesus ascended unto the Father.

Anyway you slice it, to be a Christian, you must be a follower of Christ…So Jesus could not have been a Christian and a follower of Christ because HE WAS THE CHRIST.

Adapted from a sermon by Dr James Allan Francis
Jesus was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.

He never owned a home. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put His foot inside a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself..

While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves. While He was dying His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth – His coat. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

Nineteen long centuries have come and gone, and today He is a centerpiece of the human race and leader of the column of progress.

I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that were ever built; all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life.
 No, Jesus is not A Christian….He is THE Christian.
Jesus  Said in John 14:6… I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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