CHRISTIANNESS: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO COME TO BE CHRISTIANOUS (G5546; Acts 11:26)?
Jesus Christ [Messiah] left the prerequisite to become a Christian in Luke 14:26-27. We must carry our own cross behind Jesus. As He would do, we do. As He would walk, we walk.
Luke 14:26-27 ASV
(26) If any man cometh unto me, and hateth not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
(27)Whosoever doth not bear his own cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
In other words, Jesus wants total surrender and allegiance to Him, while we bear our crosses behind Him, that is, to walk as He walked and did more than He did.
John 14:12 KJ3
(12) Truly, truly, I say to you the one believing into Me, the works which I do, that one shall do also, and greater than these he will do, because I am going to My Father.