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Friday, September 26, 2008

Meaning of "Christian" According to a Christian

"Being a Christian means that I know God. I don't know "about" Him; I know Him. That's the biblical definition of a Christian—someone who knows the Lord (see John 17:3). This isn't bigotry or arrogance. That's just the way it is." - Ray Comfort

I had to read this one through a couple of times, because I found it hard to believe. Ray Comfort is a Christian, and he is correcting someone’s misunderstanding (he is a creationist), but at the same time he admits that the word "Christian" means "someone who knows the Lord (but not about him)." This is all we have been trying to get across. The Christian doesn't know about God. Here’s what Scripture says about the subject:

"This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart" (Ephesians 4:17-18).

The Christian life-style, their philosophy, their arguments about there being no evidence that they can see of the existence of God, fortify the truth of the above Scripture.

But it’s not just the Christian that does not know about God. The entire human race walk in futility, with a darkened understanding, and they are alienated from the life of this so-called God. This is why someone who has even been "regenerated" by the Holy Spirit has no awareness of His presence--"God is not in their thoughts" (see Psalm 10:4). They breathe air, using lungs, looking at formation using eyes, and not for one moment be aware of any god. It truly is ignorance and blindness of the heart that Christians believe. I know, because I lived that way.

Jesus Christ did not come so that humanity would no longer be without the life of God (to know about God):

"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us" (Matthew 1:23). See also John 14:6.

Adapted from Ray Comfort's Post.
Original cartoon by Richard Gunther.


  1. wow. June 12th, you really have a good memory.

    I would disagree with Ray and say that I know God through his Son and also love learning 'about' him through his Word and through Godly preaching/writing.

  2. Kaitlyn,

    That was really, really funny. Seriously. tea-on-monitor funny.

    Tell me, was it difficult to bring yourself to write such mind-boggling inanity? Did you have to wear a false mustache to get into character?

    Great satire.

  3. I have to say, very clever. Although to my shagrin I had to read it through several times before I realized that it was indeed a satire of Ray's post. lol

  4. Wait, are you saying that Ray 'knows' God? In the Biblical sense?

    Mark W. Laine did say that he was a "perfect tool for Christ" a little while ago. This bunch are getting more and more perverted every week!


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