By Dan Delzell
If you are a Christian who prefers to stick with definitions which are found in the Bible when explaining your faith to others, try doing this sometime. Ask the spiritual leader at your church, “Is it fine if I never use our denominational label, but instead only identify myself as a ‘Christian’ when talking to others about my faith?” The answer you are given will tell you a lot about the amount of spiritual freedom in your congregation.
”Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Cor. 3:17) In the Bible, those who are born again through faith in Christ are defined with words such as: “believer,” “Christian,” “disciple,” “saint,” “brothers,” “sisters,” and “the church.” These are some of the designations God chose to use in His Word when defining you as a follower of Christ. There are plenty of other descriptors which get used by Christians that are man-made and are not listed in the Bible.