We are all called upon in the Holy Scriptures "to always be ready", as St. Peter instructed, "to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you."

We are often asked "What kind of Christian are you?" Rarely do people intend by this question to receive an answer which will unite us in faith, but rather divide us by ignorance, racial superiority, perceived biblical infidelity or some other form of prejudice.

Do we ever hear these answers to the question "What kind of Christian are you?"

  • I am a Christian in whom there is no Jew, nor Greek, neither slave nor free, neither male nor female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus. (Gal 3:28)
  • I am a Christian who lives by the faith of our fathers living still; I will be true to them 'til death.
  • I am a Christian for whom the Bible is the written Word of God which reveals the Incarnate Word of God whom we worship together with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
  • I am a Christian who rejects religious factions in the spirit of St. Paul who exhorted us not to denominate ourselves in his name, or in the name of Apollos, or Peter or even Christ Himself. (I Cor 1:12)

If our worship is to be Christ-Centered, we must be clear as to Who Jesus Christ is.

Most people looking for a Christ-centered Church are also looking for a style of worship which is centered on Christ, rather than on entertainment and the charisma of a given individual.