In “What is a Biblical Christian,” Albert Martin argues that many people use the name “Christian” when they have no right to do so.

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“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.

What is a Biblical Christian

by Albert N. Martin
Booklet – 20 pages

What makes Martin’s booklet so valuable is that he chooses sides in the debate, giving us a clear answer to a question with eternal consequences.

He insists that, unlike those who have no right to call themselves Christians, “A biblical Christian is a person who has wholeheartedly complied with the divine terms for obtaining the divine provision for sin. Those terms are repentance and faith.”

I could not agree more. If you read “What is a Biblical Christian,” I hope you will, too.

Albert N. Martin served for forty-six years from 1962 to 2008 as pastor of Trinity Baptist Church of Montville, New Jersey. His teaching ministry is known for thorough and powerful exposition of God’s Word. Today he serves in writing and conference ministry from his home in Michigan.