“‘A Christian.’ — I hope I need not tell you what a Christian is, though I am persuaded many that are called Christians, do not know what a Christian is, or if they do, yet they do not know what
it is to be a Christian. A Christian is a disciple of Jesus Christ, one that believes in, and follows Christ.”
– Matthew Mead
Sadly, we live in a day where it is not uncommon for those calling themselves “a Christian” to abide in darkness and do not follow Christ. I reckon not everyone calling themselves “a Christian” can be; as not all follow Christ and doeth the will of the Father.
John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
Luke 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Luke 9:57-62 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: