Redefining Christian

In his introduction to “Mere Christianity”, C. S. Lewis shared his concern that the word “Christian” was losing its meaning. Instead of describing a person who held a certain set of beliefs, he feared that it would soon be reduced to a general term for a nice person, much like “gentleman” had ceased to describe someone of noble birth and become a generic term for anyone who was well-mannered. He would no doubt be delighted to hear that, in the half century since his death, those within the church have worked tirelessly to ensure that no one these days thinks that “Christian” means “a good person”.

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