He’s a “good” Christian

At our small group last Sunday night a discussion came up while going through Mere Christianity.  What is and/or how do you tell if someone is a “good” Christian?  I argued that there are no “good” Christians as there would have to then be “bad” Christians and who are we to judge.  A friend mentioned that you can tell by their “fruit.”  But don’t we all have some “bad” fruit hanging on some branches?  For some it may be gossip others it is envy but we all stink:)

But is does make me laugh every time someone says “they are a good Christian.”  We discussed what would be the right way to describe someone and maybe just to say they are Christian.  Either way I do find it amusing how we all mitigate our own shortcomings by focusing on others’.

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
C.S. Lewis

Al

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