“According to the Scriptures, when does a man, woman, boy or girl have the right to the name Christian?” asks the author. More directly, he asks us to consider if everyone who says, “I am a Christian” really is such.
It brings to mind “stolen valor,” a phenomenon of people falsely claiming they served in the military when they never served a day. They never even met the entrance qualifications. Their self-professed claims to be military make them nothing more than imposters.
Just as The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 makes it illegal for anyone to impersonate a member of the military for any kind of personal gain, the author argues that the Bible makes it eternally dangerous to impersonate a child of God, i.e., a biblical Christian.