Should Jesus Be Considered A Christian Essay

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Someone who seeks to follow Jesus as an ethical teacher or inspired prophet, but does not consider Jesus to be divine, should still be considered a Christian. If a person chooses to follow Jesus, accepts his beliefs and teachings, and no one else’s, there is no reason they should not be considered a Christian. Just because a person does not believe in Jesus being God doesn’t make them any less Christian. A prime example of this are the Jehovah Witnesses. Jehovah Witnesses believe that Jesus is the Son of God. They view Jesus as their savior and practice the teachings in the Bible, however, they do not believe that Jesus is the Almighty God. Jehovah Witnesses are still considered to be a form of Christianity despite not believing Jesus is the…show more content…
One of the reasons there isn’t one, unified, Christian religion is because people want the ability to practice and interpret the Bible however they…show more content…
Practicing Jesus’s teachings and realizing that he is your savior is what makes you Christian. In Romans 8:9 God says “You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ”. Having the Spirit is what makes a person a Christian. Being a Christian means that you have put your faith and trust in Jesus, not that you have to accept Jesus as the Almighty God. Christianity is the belief and similarity to Jesus in the way we conduct ourselves and the way we think. While attending church and serving others less fortunate than yourself does not necessarily make someone a Christian, they are following in Jesus’s footsteps and accepting his will. Having Jesus as an ethical teacher and agreeing with his teachings and using it in your life makes you a Christian. In Christianity today, those who don’t accept Jesus as the Almighty God are given scrutinized and judged. While you can be a Christian and not accept Jesus as the Almighty God, it is not regarded highly within the
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