After having a brief discussion with someone earlier, I would like to ask a question to anyone who might be inclined to answer it:
What is a Christian?
The person I was talking to is of the opinion that one must believe in the essential divinity and pre-existence of Jesus in order to rightly be called a Christian.
This was kinda puzzling to me, because I think that, using this criteria, the author of the Gospel of Mark would be disqualified, as would many of the earliest Christians.
I would greatly appreciate any answers that may come.
Thanks in advance.