I was worried about not being prepared for our Bible Study today, but it is the most interesting yet to me.....it is on Church life. This is from a book by R.C. Sproul called Now, That's a Good Question! The first question in this chapter is Who was the first Christian? Now we all know that as a group of believers they were first called Christians at Antioch....but who was actually the first Christian...???
Was it Mary, who was told by the Holy Spirit that she was carrying the Savior of the world? My husband votes for John The Baptist, who leaped in his mother's womb when the pregnant Mary came to visit his mother.
I actually could vote for Adam, even though he lived in the Old Testament times. He walked in the garden with God and after the fall was given the promise of the coming Savior. They obviously were worshiping in their home as Cain and Able knew to bring sacrifices. Adam and Eve must have been teaching them. And of course Jesus was there in the beginning.
Now don't treat this as a deep theological question, just think about it and tell me who you think the first Christian was!
I'm just so thankful and humbled that He chose me, as sinful as I am!