The Focus: What makes a Christian a Christian?


It wasn’t the Romans who nailed Jesus to the cross.

It wasn’t the spikes that held Jesus to the cross.

What held Him to the cross was His conviction that it was necessary that He become ‘sin’ – – that He who is pure become sin and that the wrath of God be poured down – – not upon creation, but upon the Creator!

When the One who knew no sin became sin for us — when the sinless One was covered with all of the sins of the world — God didn’t call His army of angels to save Him. He didn’t, because He knew that He would rather give up His Son than to give up on us!!

Regardless of what you’ve done … it’s not too late.

Regardless of how far you’ve fallen … it’s not too late.

It doesn’t matter how low the mistake is … it’s not too late to dig down, pull out that mistake, and then let it go – – and be free!!

What makes a ‘Christian’ a ‘Christian’ is not perfection — but forgiveness!!

Now, that my friends, is a reason to celebrate and worship our mighty God!!

“Christ had no sin, but God made Him become sin so that in Christ we could become right with God.”

– 2 Corinthians 5:21

By Dennis Wheeler

Dennis Wheeler is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with his weekly column The Focus. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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