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April 17, 2005, 8:17 am
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“There is a danger to labeling things Christian. The word Christian first appears in the Bible as a noun. It’s a person who follows Jesus. It’s not an adjective that you attach to things to make them safe and palatable. So a Christian is someone who lives a certain way — who has oriented their life around a certain Savior’s teachings, who believes profound things about the very ground of their being, who actually believes that compassion can change the world. A Christian is someone who lives a certain way. In the New Testament it’s not a label that you attach to things in order to make them safe. Here’s why: because something can be labeled Christian and not be true and some things can be true that are not labeled Christian.”

Rob Bell, teaching pastor, Mars Hill Church
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