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An “altogether” Christian

What kind of Christian are you? Once you answer that question, would you ever be able to say to someone else, “I wish you were the kind of Christian that I am”? That may sound bold, but it is precisely what God desires for us to be able to do.

Consider the exchange between King Agrippa and the apostle Paul in Acts 26. As was his typical practice, Paul was preaching Christ as the fulfillment of God’s prophetic plan (26:22-23, 26), and he pressed Agrippa to affirm his faith in that vital truth. Agrippa’s retort to Paul was, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian” (26:28). In return (filled with disappointment but determination), Paul declared, “I would to God that not only you, but also all who hear me today, might become both almost and altogether such as I am, except for these chains” (26:29).

What kind of Christian are you? Are you an “altogether” Christian? It’s not enough to be an “almost” Christian or a “mostly” Christian! When others see you, what kind of Christian do they see?