Any name attached to “Christian” diminishes the Lordship of Christ. If the name does not stand alone, it cannot stand at all.
“I hope, by God’s grace, that I am truly a Christian, not deviating from the faith, and that I would rather suffer the penalty of a terrible death than wish to affirm anything outside of the faith or transgress the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ.” —Jan Hus
Whatever her beliefs, Renee, Duchess of Ferrara (1510-1575 AD), got it right when she told her Catholic inquisitors “that she was neither a Lutheran nor a Calvinist but simply a Christian.” —R.M. Hannula, Trial and Triumph