What is a Christian? This is a truly vital question because never-ending happiness or everlasting horror hinges upon understanding the correct, biblical answer to it. Yet few questions have provoked so much confusion. Ryan McGraw lays out what it means to be a Christian in terms of what one believes, what one experiences, and what one does—a full-orbed Christianity of head, heart, and hands. If you are investigating what it means to follow Jesus Christ, if you are wrestling with the question of whether you are truly saved, if you desire to grow as a Christian by getting back to the basics, or if you are seeking to help others, here are simple and clear answers from the Holy Scriptures.
Ryan McGraw is pastor of First Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Sunnyvale, California; research associate, University of the Free State; adjunct professor of systematic theology, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
“‘What is a Christian?’ This is a vital and necessary question. Ryan McGraw tells us at the outset that the issues at stake are momentous, leading to eternal blessedness or eternal perdition. The author’s single concern is to explore the Bible’s answer to this question. In doing so he engagingly confronts us with what it means to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone for salvation. Read and be led, by grace, to Christ, the Christian’s sole hope and glory.” — Ian Hamilton, minister, Cambridge Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, England