This post is written for Brandon E, but it also had broader application.
Actually, there are many Christians who do not subscribe to the deity of Christ. Such people call themselves Christians because it’s part of their family identity, or they think Jesus was a good human being, or some other reason detached from His actually deserving this title by virtue of being God.
Similarly, there are many people who call themselves Christians – often “Progressive” Christians is the way they put it – who not only do not believe that the Bible is the word of God, they think anyone who does regard it as the word of God is foolish. Such people distinguish themselves from “Conservative,” “Fundamentalist,” or “Evangelical” Christians.
Therefore, to assume that there is uniformity among Christians even regarding these two ostensibly bedrock issues is to betray a lack of familiarity with reality or history.
Why I Am For Christ…but Don’t Call Myself a Christian
Professing Christian, Practicing Atheist
Don’t Seek to Be a Christian; Seek Instead to Obey Christ
Seek Fellowship with God, Not with Christians
Christian Is Not a Name You Should Choose for Yourself
Does Being a Christian Mean Association with Christians or Association with Christ?
Shouldn’t Christians Be Called Churchians Instead?
God Thinks More Highly of a Moral Atheist Than He Does of an Immoral Christian
We Do Not Proclaim Church or Christians; Rather, We Proclaim Jesus as Lord
They Have Removed Christ from Christianity and Made It Churchianity
Better to Act Christlike Than to be a Christian
I’d Rather Be Called a Jesus Freak Than a Christian
Spiritual Christianity Versus Social Christianity
The Mischief Starts Whenever We Try to Create a People of God
Cyberchurch Is Not a Solution
House Churches Are Not a Solution
Spiritual Labels Are Counterproductive
Do Not Follow Others – Follow Christ