The reason I am writing this article is because I was talking to a friend the other day and what he said to me hit me in a spot and It felt like something was telling me to write it. My friend said, "I am not a Christian." Lately it's been happening a lot more than normally. People are starting to feel better about saying their not a Christian. It's good they feel like they can stand up for what they believe in but bad they are standing up for the wrong things.
So I responded to my friend with, "So you're not a Christian? You don't believe in God? You don't believe that he sent him only son to die for our sins so that we could go to heaven? Then what do you believe? He continued with, "No, I believe everything any other Christian would believe but I don't live right."
My only thought is "How are you not a Christian if you believe in everything we believe in. Then I got to thinking. You know I believe there are three types of Christians out in the world. There's type A, B, and C.
Type A: Is like my friend. He believes in God. He believes in everything the bible says. He just doesn't live right. So he doesn't categorizes himself as a Christian. He hasn't asked for forgiveness even though that's all he has to do. He isn't living life as a Christian. But does that mean he isn't a Christian?
Type B: I know many people like these types. I'm sure you do to. They believe in the Bible and they believe Jesus died on the cross for our sins. They believe all they have to do is ask the Lord to forgive them for their sins and they can do whatever they want because they are forgiven. But is that how Christianity works?
Type C: Is the ones who believe in the Bible and who has asked the Lord to come into their hearts and forgive them of their sins. After that they try their best to live life right. They live their life like a Christian would.
We are human. We are far from perfect. If we decide to ask the Lord into our hearts and to forgive us of our sins then we are suppose to try our best to live life right. To live like a Christian. It's that easy.