CINO /sē nō/ – Acronym: This acronym stands for “Christian in Name Only.” It is used as a perjorative term, to describe self-avowed Christians who don’t live up to the speaker’s standards as a Christ follower.
A Word to Those Hurling Epithets
Are you, yourself, a Christ follower? If so, you will understand how it’s not possible to completely emulate Jesus. Nobody is perfect. Rather than judge or accuse, why not follow Jesus’ admonition of non-judging and nonharming.
To The Rest of Us
Nobody likes being called names. But there could be a learning opportunity here. Do we see in ourselves any way in which we are CINO? In these cases, let’s redouble our efforts to be, as C. S. Lewis would call it, the imitation of Christ.
What are WebDefs?
WebDefs – simple definitions of key terms relating to ministry and healing arts – are a regular feature of NHM Ministrants. Offered (where applicable) in conjunction with select key scriptural passages and analysis, WebDefs can be a useful starting place for exploring a topic of interest.