Jesus never asked anyone to be a “Christian.” He asked them to be something else. Jesus called people to be His
disciple. Look at what Scripture says in Matthew 9:9.
Matthew 9:9 New Living Translation (NLT)
9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him.