Too many people claiming to be Christians ignore the Christ.
Christ was not Jesus’ last name.
He wasn’t listed in the phone book as Christ, Jesus.
Christ is a title.
It means Messiah.
Jesus the Christ: the Savior, the Messiah, the Rescuer, the Promise One, etc…
The early gathering of those who believed that Jesus’ life, death and resurrection fulfilled the promises of God and completely provided the means by which to be saved and sanctified were called Christians.
For a whole year they met with the church and taught large numbers. The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.
Christian meaning “those identified above anything else by their association with Jesus
So it is curious today that so many people who call themselves Christians reject entirely their need for a Christ.
They don’t believe they are bad people in need of saving.
Many don’t believe that they are dead people in need of regeneration.
Most don’t believe that they are disqualified from Heaven on their own merit.
To call oneself a Christian is to confess, at the very least, that a Savior is necessary.
To call yourself a Christian is to confess that there is only One who can save.
God saves sinners and His Christ is the only means by which we are reconciled to Him.
Many in churches today are not Christians.
They are Moralists and Good Worksians.
1 Timothy 2:5-6
5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,6who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
To be a Christian means to confess a Christ and not just any Christ, but a very specific Christ named Jesus.