Thursday, January 27, 2011

Incorrect Definition of a Christian: Confessing His Name Is Not Enough

There is a classic line that many people know: 

"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car." - Laurence Peter 

I would like to add something similar, in direct refutation of one of the major doctrines of many Protestant denominations:

"Saying you accept Jesus (confessing His name) doesn't make you an actual disciple of Christ any more than saying you accept a doctor actually cures you of anything."- Papa D

At some point, you have to do what they tell you to do in order to be serious about your acceptance of them and be healed.


FelixAndAva said...


If "confessing his name" was all we needed, why did Christ bother to give commandments or talk about the need to DO the will of the Father? Just to hear Himself talk?

Patty said...

Double amen. That's one thing that never made sense to me. (although it sure sound like the easy way to go...)