Originally Posted by tdogg
Depends on what your definition of "Christian" is.
I have some spiritual beliefs based in Christianity, which to me is the teaching of Christ. I'm not necessarily a "Paulian". But I seriously doubt I would be a Christian by your definition?
Typically a Christians believes in the one of a kind divine nature of Jesus Christ, that His death was the sacrifice we can accept as the price owed for our sins, making Him "The Savior", that He rose from the grave, ascending to His Father's (God's) side, and that He will return as Lord over the new Earth.
Even that may be elaborating on:
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
...but it has been a fairly cut and dried, irreducible description of one who calls them self a Christian for a long time.