So who’s a ‘good’ Christian?

Bryan Patterson's Faithworks

WARREN Austin, who was US ambassador to the United Nations during the Cold War era, once urged warring Arabs and Jews to sit down and settle their differences “like good Christians”.

For once, during that time, Arabs and Jews were in agreement. They laughed jointly at Austin’s silly statement.

What’s a good Christian anyway? Outspoken atheist Ricky Gervais once posted a piece on his blog titled Why I’m A Good Christian
Gervais admitted he didn’t believe in God or the divinity of Jesus – two necessary tenants of the faith – but said “I do believe I am a good Christian compared to a lot of Christians”.

Piling misconception upon misconception, Gervais continued: “So many Christians think that because they believe in the right God, they are automatically good”.

Well no, Christians know they need God’s grace. None of us can be “good enough” to get to heaven. As Mark…

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