Comment: What does it mean to be a True Christian?

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What does it mean to be a True Christian?

You write: "A True Christian would be someone who's way of life is to obey Christ. The word Christian simply means Christ-like."

But what does this mean? What does it mean to obey Christ? And if 'the word Christian simply means Christ-like', then what does it mean to be Christ-like?

If it means to obey Christ, does it mean that a person CAN BE a Christian and not care much about what the followers of Jesus did in the New Testament? So can a person obey Christ, but not obey Peter, Paul, Acts or Revelation as they are interpretations of the teachings of Jesus and not his own words? Could it then be that the Gospels would be the most important part of the Bible for a person who obeys Christ?

Is somebody a heretic if he takes the teachings of Jesus very seriously, but not so much anything else in the New Testament? If so, then why?

You seem to be very keen to quote Timothy where Paul says that All Scripture is theopneustos, but Jesus does not express this idea in this kind of manner. Jesus instead says: "it is not you who speak, but the Spirit [pneuma] of your Father who speaks in you." (Matt. 10:20) This is not the same idea as this has no reference to All Scripture. Paul's and Jesus' thinking are not the same.

So my basic question is what does it mean then to be a True Christian? Are so called Christians then more Christians (follow Christ), Paulians (follow Paul) or Peterians (follow Peter)?

Can a person be a True Christian without following at all the interpretations and theologies of the Christian Tradition, that is, for example the Church Fathers? Or could it actually other way around, that a person who just follows the teachings of the Christ is actually a True Christian?

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