Yes, that is correct, I have decided that I am no longer Christian…
The term Christian today, in our multi-cultural, multi-faith, global togetherness, no longer carries the significance that it once did in the early days of Antioch (Acts 11:26):
And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
Christian as an adjective is defined “of or relating to Jesus Christ or the religion based on his teachings.”
Let that sink in for a moment!
I like the way Christian as a noun is defined better: “a person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ.”
But let’s be honest, for the most part Christianity is grouped as a world religion, and when a person refers to themselves as a Christian, they are saying that is the religion they are associated with.
The problem I have with today’s Christianity is this- you can be Roman Catholic and be Christian, you can be Baptist and be Christian, you can be Mormon and be Christian, you can be Jehovah’s Witness and be Christian, you can be Protestant, Calvinist, Evangelist and be Christian, you can be Luthern, Reformed or Methodist and be Christian, you can be straight or LGBT and be Christian, you can be anything you want, and be Christian! Wikipedia lists over 41,000 denominations in the Christian religion!
Christianity as a religion never even began with Yeshua. That should be our first thing to question, he called His followers, disciples, servants, and then He called them friends.
So where does that leave me…
I am not Jewish, but I follow Yeshua, who came and lived as a Jew, followed the appointed times of Adonai (Biblical Feasts- moedim), celebrated Passover, followed and fulfilled Torah, washed the feet of his disciples, was baptized, turned water into wine, healed the sick, raised the dead, walked on water, calmed the storm, fed over 5000 people with loaves and fish, was beaten, was crucified on a cross, crowned King of the Jews, died, was buried…
Resurrection Sunday, no longer dead, but alive, appeared to the disciples, commissioned, then ascended…
No I am not Christian, and I do not follow a religion. I am however, a follower of Yeshua Hamashiach, the son of God and son of man, I believe in the Messiah, and I am not a Jew, I am Gentile, therefore, I am a Messianic Gentile.
And that is why I am no longer Christian!