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Is Christianity being hijacked by non-Christians to dilute its impact?


Christianity is documented in the history of the Old Testament and fulfilled in the New Testament with the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In order to sway opinion, some say, "I am a Christian and I don't believe Jesus is God," or "I am a Christian and I don't believe getting married is necessary in order to have sex," or any other position a person chooses to support. Some refer to it as the "social" gospel. Doesn't all of this confuse just what Christianity is?

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Best Answer Lolita Monroe (LoliHey) says

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 12 months ago

    Thank you for your comments Lolita! I agree.


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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 12 months ago

    Hi Christin, maybe I didn't explain "hijack" We all have free will and if you choose to not associate with Christians, that is your right. Going to church does not make one a Christian. I went for 27 yrs & my dad was a pastor. I wasn't a Chri


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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 12 months ago

    I love it Efficient. I guess the nearest comparison I can make is Muslims trying to disassociate themselves with ISIS. We know the majority of Muslims don't want to kill people. Media doesn't spend a lot of time promoting them.


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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 11 months ago

    Thank you Lawrence. Someone once said, "Madeline Murray O'Hare didn't take prayer out of schools. Christians did." You answer reminds me of that statement. We've got to reclaim it Lawrence.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 12 months ago

    I think it's kind of silly to be so concerned with how other people choose to embrace their faith. Life is a (personal) journey! Exactly this!


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Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) says

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 12 months ago

    Eric, I guess I'm horrible at writing these questions. I tried to give a couple of examples to explain. I know there are many interpretations however, if a person doesn't believe in Jesus Christ, how can he be a Christian. I don't attack anyone ev


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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 12 months ago

    Thank you for your comments Aime. My point is that there are characteristics that fit labels. We observe people and make assumptions about what they are by their behavior. The question is "What is a Christian?"


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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 12 months ago

    Thank you for your in depth response Paula. You are a great writer and a critical thinker! I think "audience" is the issue here. I selected my category to get responses from1) Christians 2) who read the Bible, 3) pray, 4) fellowship (no space)


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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 12 months ago

    I agree with you Dellea. It is impossible to speak to a non-Christian when professed Christians are coming out of left field. Going to church does not make one a Christian anymore than sitting in a garage makes one a car. Thank you!

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 12 months ago

    Peter, God knew that we would never be able to keep the Mosaic law that required blood sacrifice. That's why Jesus came to be the blood sacrifice for all who accepted the gift. New Testament is fulfillment of that prophecy.


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