I love Jesus Christ. He is the one true God. And He’s the God not just of Christians, but of all humanity. This is why I don’t call myself a Christian. I don’t want to be set apart from rest of the human race; I want to be one with it.
Christianity today has become Churchianity. That is, it’s devoted not to Christ but to itself. Church has become an idol – meaning it interferes with the true worship of God. Church behavior is one of the biggest obstacles to people seeing Christ. The church doesn’t need to be reformed, it needs to be abandoned.
I don’t mind being called a Christian, especially if it brings glory to Christ. And I love it when Christians promote Christ. But Christians who promote church or themselves do not honor Christ. Moreover, when most people call themselves Christians they are setting themselves apart from their fellow human beings – as if there’s a pecking order in humanity. This does not please God, and therefore it’s not something I want to encourage.
Jesus died for the whole human race that we all might go to heaven. For this reason, we all should repent. But repentance doesn’t mean going to church – it means loving God and your neighbor. It means purifying your heart before God, not wearing a label and associating with supposedly holy people.
As the song says, “Jesus is the answer for the world today; above Him there’s no other, Jesus is the way.” Christians should not be followed, but Christ should.
I don’t want to be called Christian. I don’t want to be called anything. I only want Him to be called Lord. And for Hi m to call me obedient.