I’d Rather Be Called a Jesus Freak Than a Christian

The label “Christian” was originally a term a derision – a way of making fun of someone.  The term “Jesus Freak” has similar connotation today.  While the term “Christian” has long since achieved a degree of respectability, “Jesus Freak” is still pretty much always a put-down.

Like everyone else, I don’t like being “called names” by anyone.  But if I had a choice, I’d rather be thought of as someone who goes overboard about Jesus than someone who has achieved some degree of religious respectability.

Jesus is a person.  He is our God, our Creator.  I love Him. 

Christianity, by contrast, is a religion, or a doctrine, or a social category – all dry and sterile concepts. 

I am not willing to lose all for sterile concepts.  I owe all to Him who loves me and gave Himself for me.

If in my quest for repentance before Him, I am subject to a little name calling – what is that in comparison to what He suffered for me?

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