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I saw all the recent intrest and bickering back and forth on the Hubs about Christians , Jesus Christ , Muslims and related subjects and thought I would make one about what it really means to be a Christian.

I truly believe in all my heart that many people who profess to be Christians are anything but. Buildings and clothes do not make a Christian. And its interesting to see what the Lord Jesus Christ says about it in Matthew 25 31-46 and you can click the link and read it and it will open the passage in a new window.

Ask yourself these very important questions.

Do you feed the hungry ?

Do you clothe the naked ?

Do you shelter the homeless ?

The Lord Jesus Christ says that if you do not do it unto one of these least of men ye did not do it unto me. And ask yourself this very important question have you ever heard your preacher or priest preach about Matthew 25 31-46. If not why not. Ask?.

Its really sad that a lot of people are mislead by clergy or get caught up in the moment and think that by helping to build a bigger and bigger church building that they will be okay when they die. That this will in some way make them into a perfect Christian. Or they think that somehow the clothes they wear to church will some how make them into that perfect Christian. Do you realize that the biggest finest churches have few if any homeless or poor attending church on Sunday. Why? I hope that these few words will make a few people think. Don't take my word for it go read Matthew 25 31 - 46 and see what those words say and how does your church and your Christian life match up to those words.

A lot of people think that dressing up and going to church on Sunday makes them a good Christian but have you ever just set down and read the Bible and thought about what Jesus said for you to do to be a good Christian. And let me give you a hint. That million dollar church building has nothing to do with being a good Christian. No that money needs to go to the poor and hungry. That is where Jesus would spend it.

Don't take my word for it just set down and read what the bible says about it. All too many people think that fancy clothes and big church buildings make you into a true Christian when nothing could be further from the truth. So wake up an dlearn what a true Christian is before its too late for you.

Buildings And Clothes Do Not Make A Christian.

Buildings And Clothes Do Not Make A Christian.
Buildings And Clothes Do Not Make A Christian.

Do You Know Why Most People Go To Church ?

To see and to be seen is unfortuntly why most people go to church. And to help raise money to try to build a new wing on the church building. Clothes and Buildings do not make a church and do not make you into a Christian. Wearing a three piece suit or that new fancy dress and running out to the all you can eat buffet after church also doesnt make you a Christian. Instead of putting the money in the offering plate go buy a few gallons of milk and deliver it to the local homeless shelter. Do you even know where the homeless people live in your town or city? Do you know what the needs are at the local homeless shelter. Do you lnow that there are 33 million hungry people here in the USA and that 12 million of them are children. Even one hungry child is one to many. What can you do to become a real Christian so that you can live up to the words in Matthew 25 31-46.

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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Well does no one else have anything to say on the Hubs Subject.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

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Also be sure that you see the above hub page please. And thanks.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

There is a good bit of the Bible missing from the 1535 Gutenberg to the 1611 KJV. I have them all and enjoy reading all of them. I have I think all the other books that were not included in the 1611 King James. I really enjoy the Maccabees

 

What is the Gutenberg Bible?

Before Gutenberg, every book had to be copied by hand. Now it was possible to speed up the process without sacrificing quality. We know for certain about this first printed Bible from a letter of 12 March 1455. On that day Enea Silvio Piccolomini, later Pope Pius II, reported that in Frankfurt, the year before, a marvellous man had been promoting the Bible. Piccolomini had seen parts of it and it had such neat lettering that one could read it without glasses. Every copy had been sold.

Why are they both important?

Gutenberg's invention did not make him rich, but it laid the foundation for the commercial mass production of books. The success of printing meant that books soon became cheaper, and ever wider parts of the population could afford them. More than ever before, it enabled people to follow debates and take part in discussions of matters that concerned them. As a consequence, the printed book also led to more stringent attempts at censorship. This was a sign that it was felt by those in authority to be dangerous and challenging to their position.Printing was one of the most important technical advances in history. It was invented by Johann Gutenberg, a German from Mainz, in the 1450s. An account of his life can be found on this website.Much earlier, books such as the Diamond Sutra had been produced in China and Korea with type made first of wood and later of bronze. Gutenberg's invention was different: it was possible to print many copies of the same text speedily. It had great commercial potential, but it did not make Gutenberg a rich man. Information on how he produced his Bible.It was crucial to choose the right texts in order to succeed in the market. More on the texts printed by Gutenberg.Much of what we know about Gutenberg's invention comes from a detailed study of surviving books from his press.

I think its really sad that man took books out of the Bible. Their are some very beautiful verses not in there. In fact whole chapters have been taken out. What gave any man this right.


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

Thanks. Ther is a comment that I made on Sir Dent's last hub about a gospel nd I may need something like that from you, I know a guy who is Jewish and he has brought up some verses in the New Testament that were not there before the Hebrew translations. I am trying to get him on hubpages, but it's not going too well. I remember the verses in question were in Mathew. I will see if I can find the message on the other social network and give them to you here. This is the problem, I don't want to take his stuff off of other places---people will miscontrue it as mine and it isn't. They love to twist things around alot.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Yes they could but a lot of people won't. If you ever need anything found pm me on here as I have several Bible data bases and also the Hebrew and Greek. And yes I believe that only some people are supposed to hear the word of God.


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

The thing is--they can look them up by themselves. Jesus wasn't well liked either and they constantly tested him--unfortunatley to death. They will never see or hear the real God's words with their mindset. I do believe that is why Jesus said that only a few will hear and understand---and it isn't those who are brainwashed into Fear that will. In my studdies I have learned that you cannot have fear and love in your being at the same time--there is no room. You either fear the love or you accept and love that love. You cannot have both.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Lady Guinevere very good point and verses there.


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

Now I am Satan's Spawn--whoo boy!

I told others on other hubs that Jesus said the Kingdom of God is within you and they called me a liar. So I went to Biblegateway and looked it up for them. Well first I told them to look it up since they are the only athourity that is allowed on here to post such things. Of course they didn't! So here is that chapter and the verse that says it is #21.

Luke 17

1Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!

2It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

3Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

4And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

5And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

6And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

7But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?

8And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

9Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.

10So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

11And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

12And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

13And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

14And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

15And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

16And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

17And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

18There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.

19And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

20And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

22And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

23And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

24For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

25But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.

26And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

27They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

28Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

29But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

31In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

32Remember Lot's wife.

33Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

34I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

35Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

36Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

37And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Denny Lyon thanks for your comment. I appreciate it.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

mistyhorizon2003 thanks for your words and comment. It is appreciated.


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Denny Lyon 7 years ago from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Bravo for speaking the truth!


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

What a refreshing perspective crazyhorseghost. You actually manage to make your points with few Bible quotes, and based on intuition and conscience, and things that make sense to normal People/Christians. Why oh why can't the extreme Christians do the same if they want their message to get across? I for one find your way of communicating a message far more palatable.

Well done :)


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Mighty Mom thanks for the comment. I wrote the hub to try to get people to think. I really do appreciate people who comment. If everyone would get together we could change the world.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

This hub is like an early Christmas present! I would love to see more ecumenical cooperation between churches, but reducing the fighting and hatred between some Christians would be a good start! I, too, have been disheartened by the name-calling and mean-spiritedness evident in some comment threads recently. As if we are in some kind of competition to "out-Christian" each other by proving we can cite more scripture of have a more precise definition of being saved. Ridiculous.

All churches are involved in community outreach programs of one type or another. Example: On Thanksgiving morning here where I live there is a run/walk that raises funds for the Sacramento Food Bank. 30,000+ people showed up and the event raised $700,000. That's a lot of money. Imagine if that success could be replicated in major cities across the country?

But you don't have to participate or donate specifically to a Christian organization -- there are many secular organizations doing good works that espouse Christian values of helping others. It's really not that hard. If it involves giving of yourself for the good of someone else, it's probably a Christian activity. If it involves thinking of yourself first or trying to impress others with how "pious" you are -- it's faux Christian. If it involves spewing venom and others who don't see Christianity exactly the same way you do, it's definitely anti-Christian!


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

You are exactly right.


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

They don't see that pride is a sin too--at least they don't think they are doing anything wrong by taking the money from the poor and adding it to their selfish looks. Looks are vnity and that is all. Pride goeth before a fall---and well I can see that happening--and they blame it on Satan. Satan didnt' make them do that--their pride and vanity did.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

The Faith based community could change the world if they would. I know my small community has made a real differnce in our local area here so I can imagine if that could be repeated over and over thousands of times all over the United States. Most Americans don't know that we have 33 million hungry people in the USA and that 12 million of them are children. And then I think about this its 40 degrees outside here tonight and raining and I know that with in a few miles of here there are people living in tents and old buildings with the windows beat out with no running water or electricity. Its hard to imagine that there are people living like that in one of the richest countries in the USA.

Almost every night me and my group of people go dumpter diving in Grocery Store dumpsters for food to feed hungry people. And you should see the people when we go to take the food to them. They act like kids on Christmas morning.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Lady Guinevere the big Churches in this country could make all the differnce in the world if they would do it. I know several local churches here that asked me what they could do backed down when I told them.


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

I think that all those churchs that have those "Building Fund" tithes give half of that to the food banks, they would be set. See all that embellishments and big buildings and stuff they really don't need can be used in other ways.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Lady Guinevere that is a wonderful ideal. Would be great if we could get enough people to do it.


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LdsNana-AskMormon 7 years ago from Southern California

Thank you for your comments in this hub. I could not agree with you more. Many of us may have different beliefs in what it means to be a Christian, but I believe that what we actually DO, with what we know and personally understand about Jesus Christ, and His life - are the mark of a true Christian.

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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

I saw something on Ophra about a month ago and this woman used coupons to fill food baskets for the poor and homeless. Now this gave me an Idea with Your hub. If everyone just clipped a few coupons and bought the food on the coupons and then gave that item to a food bank. can you just imagine how full th efood baks would be in a few weeks!!?

What do you think about that?


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

Crazyhorseghost,

It is so easy to get caught p in te bickering and it seems that you are fighting a lost cause, but ---once I saw thta the bickering was just an entrance to what Jesus wants me to do, the I just pulled out of those forums and hubs. I gue this was like my fire that I had to go through becasue there have been others who have said that I needed to get their attention first and now they will watch me and I can do as I am supposed to do. Kind of hard way about it I think! That is one of the reasons why I didn't want to do this in the first place.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Lady Guinevere you are exactly right. I agree with you 100 percent. I was a Catholic Priest but I resigned from it and now I am a Catholic Priest in the independent American Catholic Church.

The early church met in peoples houses even in caves. And you can very well have a ministry on the internet. I have a favorite saying which is think outside the box. But people don't like change. Be yourself. Do your online ministry. I think you will be rewarded and as more people begin to know you and know you are sincere you will find your self being accepted by more people. Just keep up what your doing.


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

Crazyhorseghost, You see I am a minister but I do not go by their doctrines nore do I go into a big building and my church is the people on the internet..and I get all kinds of flack because I will NOT cater to those who think the church is or in a building. No where in the Bible does it say that you have to dress your best or that church is or has to be in a building built to the hilt with fancy this and that's. Jesus says it can be just as simple as two people who pray together.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Candace Morgan

Thanks for your comment also. It is appreciated.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

t.keeley thanks for your comment. It is appreciated. And yes I wrote it to make people think.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Lady Guinevere yes we are on the same page. The Catholic Church and Catholic Charities does much for the poor but there is so much more they could do.

There are many big Baptist Churches in the south that do nothing except try to build the building bigger and try to out dress each other every Sunday. These are the ones that I say play at being Christians. They will go to that big fancy church and walk right past a table at Walmart asking for help for the poor.

The Churches in this country could really help out more with the poor if they would but you have to lay a large part of the blame with their preacher or minister. I fear for the soul of a lot of these preachers and ministers.


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Candace Morgan 7 years ago from New York

Yes I am. I am writing about it and have travel long roads to get there. Thanks for the Hub!!


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t.keeley 7 years ago from Seattle, WA

Wow, CHG, you hit home to much (if not all) of American Christianity's issues. And you're right on the mark! Thanks for the healthy reminder.


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

You and I are on the ame page!!

Hubby and I had a fight last night about the big church and how elaborate it all is and he tried to make the point that it was only MY Opinion and no one elses!

I tired to point out that all those funds could be used to help others instead of helping themselves. My question is?: Who are they trying to impress with such elaborate decor?


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

You are welcome. Yes, I agree these issues need to be bought into the forefront by the politicians instead of talking about so many other things. When some people who don't even have the basic things like food, clothing and shelter then the other issues like 401k and all seem insignificant in comparision. Hope something can be done about these issues. In our office we have a food bank drop box and I drop some cans of beans/corn whenever I buy in bulk in Costco/Sams Club. I feel instead of buying in retail at higher prices lesser quantity if I buy more in wholesale places and drop food cans in these places I am not losing much but their may be at least a few people who may gain out of it.


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Thanks for your poem and kind words countrywomen. It is appreciated. Again thanks very much.


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

A tribute to the Noble writer of this hub

When I read this hub from crazyhorseghost

I was glad to meet such a wonderful host

when one is open and treats others as a guest

and does not consider those poor as a pest

That makes me think deep and ponder

if together we can create a wonder

When there is no end to one's own greed

And consume more than what is the need

When one person has food to waste

another person not a morsel to taste

Instead of directing at each other anger

together we can defeat the pangs of hunger

And you crazyhorseghost is my hero

and compared to you I am still a zero

Now all that comes to my mind

may their be more of your kind


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

Great hub - and you know what - it's made me feel ashamed that I've sometimes commented on hubs when I should have left well alone. Thanks for the 'love' check - the truth is, when one is busy doing what one should be doing,there's no time to be looking around critically and judging!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

John, I can say I am a Christian and I also write about my life experinces called a wing and a prayer. I give to the poor, I clothe and feed. I have not forgotten where I have been and I am blessed to be able to give back, even when others at my time of need have turned their backs. When you get a chance read it, as God has been good to me and I have been blessed to say I am a True Christian. :)


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crazyhorsesghost 7 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Oh yes John and quite a few of the ones I know to. But remember we are not to judge. lol. Thanks for the comment my friend.


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JohnM 7 years ago from Miami Florida

Crazyhorsesghost you hit the nail on the head again. Great hub and really makes you think. Wonder how many of the so called Christians will end up in the bargain basement. Quite a few of the ones I know for sure.

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