Why I am a Christian. Part 2
Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Being a Christian is challenging.
There alot of controversy behind being a Christian and what it means. In this hub I wanted to continue from my previous hub Why I am a Christian part 1.
These are my views and opions. I don't expect everyone to believe or agree with my views or opinions.
To begin this one, I would like to ask…
Is debating with a non-believer a waste of time?
My question is posed from a post I seen from a fellow hubber named Pratonix. It is a good question. One, I myself, has asked in Sunday school class. Needless to say, I was slightly discouraged when a fellow mate quoted me Corinthians 6:14.
What does this have to do with witnessing?
This led me to a numerous amount of questions. What if the person debating with you truly wants to know about God, but Science and logic are getting in the way of their thinking?
What if they believe in God but have a hard time accepting the bible?
I have been in a debate like this. I was able to admit that I am pretty weak with biblical knowledge. I was, and sometimes am, pretty weak with my faith. These questions sent me on a quest.
If one wants to search it out, God will show them.
Scriptures to help me when I am confused.
Isaiah 55:7-9,- Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher then the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 41:10,- Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Proverbs 4:4, 7, - He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting, get understanding.
James 1:5,- If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Proverbs 3:5, 6,- Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Philippians 4:6, 7,- Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Colossians 2:8,- Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Ephesians 6:11,- Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil,
What it means to me to be un-equally yoked to a non-believer.
Although it is taught that you shouldn’t yoke yourself to a non-believer, it is often mistaken that you shouldn't hang out with a non-believer. When in reality it is being unequally yoked. It is the negativity that drags me down. The constant pecking at what is right, what is wrong, who is right or wrong.
Everyone wants to be right in their belief and sometimes gets so focused on being right, that they lose sight of what is asked or what the other is meaning. I, myself, am at fault for thinking like that. I close myself so into the box of what I want, that I fail to look outside of the box at where the other person is coming from or why they would think that away.
I don’t know about others, but for me being a Christian is hard. When I dedicated myself to the Lord, I opened myself up for ridicule and analysis. People love labels. If a Christian doesn’t walk, talk, or act the way certain people label them, then they are easy prey to be picked on. For those types of people, offer them up in prayer. They are the ones I avoid debating with, unless they truly want to know about God. My answer to Pratonix is…don’t give up. Pray to God and for the person you are talking to. You never know, it may just take a small seed for them to grow towards God.
I realize I sound crazy, off the wall and am probably wrong. I am again sorry if I offend anyone.
I have met many different types of Christians
I feel there are many different types of Christians out there. I have seen a lot of Christians being lukewarm, playing it safe. I have seen some use Christianity and Church as a popularity contest and a way of expressing control. I have seen new Christians searching for answers from other fellow Christians just to be let down. I have seen a lot of fear in fellow Christians when their faith is tested and falter.
All Christians, no matter how great or small, sin.
A negative Christian will be his own downfall. The way I see it is instead of judging, pray for them. They will have to answer to God for their actions just like a non-believer.
I have seen true Christians that stood tall and strong in their belief. At the drop of a hat they would give their testimony. They are the ones that Satan sees as a threat. Yes, I said Satan, because I believe that a person can’t believe in one and not the other.
I heard a question once asked... if there was only one door out of a room and the room was full of people and you were trying to lead the people toward the door; where would Satan be?
What do you think?
If there was only one door out of a room and the room was full of people and you were trying to lead the people toward the door; where would Satan be?See results without voting
If there was only one door out of a room and the room was full of people and you were trying to lead the people toward the door; where would Satan be?
Answer: Blocking the door!
Satan doesn't want to loose souls to the Lord. It is his mission to make sure no one accepts Jesus as their Savior.
Seven Reasons I am a Christian.
1. I believe there is a God, because I have personally seen the miracles he can do.
2. I know I am a sinner and will answer to God for my actions and sins.
3. I know there is life after death, because I have seen demons and the power of God casting them out.
4. I believe that death doesn't change my belief that Jesus Christ is our Savior and one day we will rein with him.
5. I believe that God has given us messages and knowlege to understand his word whether it was by people in the bible, or reading the bible. It is up to us to use that knowledge to futher understand him.
6. I believe that Jesus was sent here as a sacrifice for our sins so that we may be able to have an everlasting life with God. If those that don't study his message, will be easily swade to follow the wrong path.
7. I have found joy, true satisfaction, and peace in Jesus Christ through prayer, study, and trust; seening the blessings and answered prayer in my daily life.
Reasons to be a Christian
I went to Church one day and heard a terrific sermon. It helped me to put into perspective why I am a Christian. It was called, “Seven Reasons Why I am a Christian.” (1 Peter 3:15-16)
Reason 1: I believe there is a God. (John 1:1)
Reason 2: I know I am a sinner. (Romans 3:23)
Reason 3: I know there is life after death. (John 3:16)
Reason 4: I believe that death doesn’t change my character. (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10)
Reason 5: I believe God has communicated to people thru the bible. (John 1:17)
Reason 6: I believe honesty compels me to face the facts of Jesus Christ. (Colossians 2:8)
Reason 7: I found lasting joy, true satisfaction, and peace in Jesus Christ. (2 Samuel 22:3-4)
Not everyone agrees with my point of view, but that is ok. I just know that this is something that works for me and I wanted to share it with others. Thank you for stoping by...
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