Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
Tom is a Christian in name only. He never goes to church.
Nor does one become a Christian by a negative attitude toward life, that is, refraining from drinking, smoking, swearing, adultery, idolatry, or kindred sins.
When the future apologist had reached the age of twenty -three his father cast about for a Christian tutor capable of giving his sons the best education the age afforded.
For a long time I went around with the idea that it was somehow arrogant to approve of myself and as a Christian I wanted to have a humble view of myself.
“Obama says he ’s a Christian, but where’s the evidence ?” he said on Aug. 19.
So even for a Christian believer, there is the problem that the words of Jesus as recorded in the canonical Gospels are translations from the language he actually spoke.
But one theory holds that this superstition arises from a Christian belief in the Holy Trinity: Since a ladder leaning against a wall forms a triangle, "breaking" that triangle was blasphemous.
When my father was killed by one of his own bodyguards for defending a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, we had not spoken for three years.
If you're a Christian who wants to go forth and multiply, he's your guide.