In the midst of an argument, how many times have others asked you this question? And the question is more a proclamation than a question. We have those who are our critics– those who know more about God than God does, who enjoy the full time hobby of pointing their fingers at others of which they feel are inadequate.
Don’t you just love it when people are in such a position as to judge? By somehow or someway, these critics feel they are in such a position to pronounce judgment on what is Christian and what is not.
In the back of my mind, I can actually hear them even say that to Jesus, “And you call yourself a Christian?”
What this really means is that we have fallen short in their mighty eyes. It means there are times when we are unable or even won’t do the impossible. It means that we are human and have limits at various junctures, junctures that seem unforgiveable to some.
More often than not, our critics are frequently non-practicing Christians if there is such a thing, and I guess there is in fact such a reality as Jews claim this phenomena as well as being non-practicing Jews.
But no, we are not way. We are not way as we say we have a higher calling and possessing that higher calling then means we are also constantly on the firing line. And since it is really actually impossible to be a Christian it also means no matter what, then Christians are going to be a target.
Face it. It is impossible to be perfect. There was only one that was and He left, leaving us in His place.
And try as we might, we are going to fail more often than not, but our quest is only in the trying.
And thus, in our efforts and someone accuses us, “And you call yourself a Christian?” our answer should be YES!