What is Christian?

 
     
  The Bible is the book that describes what is meant by a "Christian." Actually, being a Christian is doing specific actions described by Jesus Christ in Mark 16:15-18:  
 
  1. (15) And he (Jesus Christ) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature (A).
  2. (16) He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned (B).
  3. (17) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils (C); they shall speak with new tongues (D);
  4. (18) They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them (E); they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover (F).
Mark 16:15-18 decrees six (6) qualifiers: A, B, C, D, E, F.
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C, D
  4. E, F
     
  I must pause a bit here to explain these verses. We must be willing to understand languages and teach the correct meaning of these sentences when (key!) they were spoken. To present Mark 16:15-18 English-fied:  
 
  1. (15) this is literal: preach the Good News to all the world and all its peoples (A).
  2. (16) this is literal: believe and be baptized (by the Holy Spirit - not by water) (B).
  3. (17) two parts, part one this is literal: cast out demons! (C), part two, this is literal with exception: speak in new tongues is not speaking in tongues (D).
  4. (18) two items, the first is you, that your integrity is impeccable, so much so that the poisonous darts of the Enemy can't penetrate any aspect of your being (E). Second item is literal: a Christian will be healing the sick (F).
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C, D
  4. E, F
     
  A full 99% do the A part, spreading the Good News. They have been led to believe that when they announce the news, it counts as all, the other five qualifiers don't matter.  
     
  Check your six: which of these six factors, A, B, C, D, E, F, do you meet?  
     
  Granted one of them is tricky, and can't be performed until a few other rather amazing events occur. I meet all but that one. Will I explain that one oddity? Not on these pages.  
     
  There is much more to say here; suffices.