When the first group of people were branded “Christians” because they lived a life that reminded everyone around them of Jesus Christ, everyone else who believed in Jesus Christ thought the coolest thing that could happen to them was for someone to refer to them as a Christian.

I wouldn’t be surprised if children returning home from school would run to their parents, beaming with pride as they counted on one or both hands the number of people that referred to them as Christians that day. A lady would be sharing the “good-news” with a stranger who will then ask her “are you one of them? Are you a Christian too?” with tears of joy welling up in her eyes and being choked up with emotions that she was identified as “Christ-like”, she will look them straight in the eyes, smiling from ear to ear as she replies emphatically, “Yes I am”. Believers who were fleeing persecution would meet up in a strange city and whenever they hear someone being referred to as a Christian, they quickly identified and associated with them.

Centuries later, being branded a Christian was considered a thing of joy until recently. The 21st-century peeps, find themselves “too cool” and “politically correct” to be called Christians. They suddenly are very wise and intelligent and would rather thank “the universe” for any good fortune than thank God. They believe in God, but would call him any other name but God. They believe in Christ, but not as Christians, rather as something I am not still sure what they claim to be.

I am yet to come to terms with people who would rather not commit to relationships, or term themselves as being in a relationship. But refusing to acknowledge or term your relationship with your Messiah, that, I don’t consider to be wise. It reminds me of the bible verse that says “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels”.

I am a Christian and I am proud to be one. What about you?

Wilson Joshua is a Video Editor, Content Creator and Creative Writer.
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