Christian or Christ-follower – the difference

Pilgrim’s Progress Revisited ~ Christiana on the Narrow Way


Acts 11:25-26

25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: 26 and when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.


Controversy is escalating, in the world and the Church. It’s easy to get upset. The use of the term ‘Christ-follower’ has bothered me so I looked into it. The results may surprise you, especially if you’ve been using this term with the best of intentions.

Thinking about controversy, and this one in particular, has made me feel as though I were living in the pages of E.H. Broadbent’s book, The Pilgrim Church. On page 265, there is a helpful quote by the Baptist pastor John Bunyan:

I will not let Water Baptism be the rule, the door, the bolt, the…

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