What is a Christian?

What (or who) is a Christian?  For those of us who profess to be Christians, this question might seem bizarre and rather irrelevant.  Why?  Because we have led ourselves to believe that we have gone past the stage where such a question would be relevant.  We are on to “bigger” and “better” things.  Perhaps so.  But the danger with that mentality is it does more to reflect the shallowness of our faith than it does its depth.  It is vitally important that we often stop and ask ourselves, “Am I  a Christian?”  “Am I truly saved?”  Perhaps an equally important question which should immediately follow the preceding introspective questions is what J. I. Packer answers so well in his classic, Knowing God.  In response to the question, “What is a Christian?”, Packer writes:   Continue reading