Jesus said in John 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice and I know them and they follow me.” To be a Christian is to be a whole-hearted follower of Jesus Christ.
To be a Christian demands a deep affection for Him, allegiance to Him, and submission to His Word. Being a Christian isn’t a religion, it’s a way of life. That is why the followers of Jesus were originally called people of “The Way”.
In John 15:14 Jesus said, “You are my friends if you do what I command you.” When we call ourselves Christians it is to say, as Paul did, we have denied ourselves in order to follow and obey Him.
True Christianity is not about adding Jesus to my life. It is about devoting myself and my life to Him. Those who belong to Christ lovingly submit to Him as Lord and Master.