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What you Need to Know About Christian Faith.

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    Kindblinkposted 6 years ago

    No one can call themselves a Christian without faith in Jesus Christ. Hebrews 11:1 is a key scripture to begin to understand what is faith and how you get faith.

    Faith and Christianity

    Faith is the cornerstone of all Christians. It is how the disciples were able to preach and change the world. They absolutely believed in God's promises as told to them by Jesus Christ. The disciples treated the good news of Jesus as truth even though most of these truths were either promises for the future or at odds with the material world around them.

    When Christians act out on their faith, it is the evidence of things not seen. Faith is the source of a Christian's strength and places them in God's plan for mankind. Through faith Christians anticipate the future of God's promises and act in faith in their day-to-day activity knowing they are in God's plan.

    Without Christian faith there is no substance, no purpose, or strength in a person's life. People may have faith in other gods, themselves, or material things, but this type of faith is temporal and does not rely upon God's truth. Without faith in Jesus Christ, all is vanity with no purpose or hope. Jesus Christ came on this Earth to offer faith to all of mankind that everyone can be part of God's plan for eternal life and meaningful existence. Faith allows Christians to rise above earthly experience and participate in God's plan. If you have anything you want to add or any question you want to ask, don't hesitate post your comment.

    1. vector7 profile image60
      vector7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Amen..

      Well said soldier.. (2 Timothy 2:3-4)

      Keep serving Christ and teaching the Word of God. We need more like you.  wink

      Short on time. May try to find something to tie in soon though.

      Great post Kindblink...

      God bless. 

      smile

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        Kindblinkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Victor7 for being the first person to check this post out. That mean you will be the fist person to receive the blessing of God this week. Thanks and i really appreciate your thoughtful kindness.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You call me vain, insubstantial, purposeless, weak and hopeless.

      This is why your religion causes so many wars.

      Us and them. sad

      1. vector7 profile image60
        vector7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Smile friend. Life is good.

        smile

    3. Beelzedad profile image59
      Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, through preaching the word and changing the world, many wars were started as a result. Religious conflict continues today and it would appear that those with "no substance, no purpose, or strength, vanity with no purpose or hope" appear to be the ones who are not causing wars but are instead trying to avert them?

      How do you explain that? smile

      1. vector7 profile image60
        vector7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You talk about war a lot..

        Talk about peace.

        I love you..

        smile

    4. thebrucebeat profile image61
      thebrucebeatposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Please read my hub
      <snipped link - do not promote your Hubs in the forums>

      I think you will understand why your view of this topic doesn't inspire many who don't already hold your position.

      1. vector7 profile image60
        vector7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        We don't inspire. We teach truth. Accepted or not, that is the hearer's own personal choice. They do have free will.

        smile

        1. getitrite profile image80
          getitriteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          TRUTH?!

          I guess it doesn't matter that your beliefs have been thoroughly debunked countless times as nothing but fraud.
          How uninspiring.



          Now we do, but the 'witches' at Salem, and countless others didn't have that choice.

          The truth is, your God character is a brutal psychopath, but the good news is, fortunately, He is not real.

          TRUTH?!!! lol lol

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
            Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Shouting just makes you sound loud ,NOT right wink

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              just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I've always thought shouting was a sure sign someone wasn't sure of what they were saying. smile

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
                Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Ive always thought 'they thought' I wanted the weather ,lol and not not the news.

                Yea I know corny lol

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                  just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Not corny. Maybe down under humor. That went over my head. smile

                  1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
                    Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Shouting (spitting as they shout,wet ie weather)

              2. getitrite profile image80
                getitriteposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Your opinion means absolutely nothing...and I'm absolutely sure of that.  But thanks for sharing.

            2. getitrite profile image80
              getitriteposted 5 years ago in reply to this



              Apparently, you didn't read a word of my statement, and after reading your response, it is apparent that this is the response of someone who is rigidly programmed, and incapable of making anything except a knee-jerk emotional response.

        2. DoubleScorpion profile image89
          DoubleScorpionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Everyone does understand that freewill is having a choice without consequences? Once there is a punishment or a reward it is not freewill but a matter of...if you can afford the cost of doing or not...

          1. Dave Mathews profile image60
            Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Double Scorpion: What you say here makes sense but then instead of freewill how about we call it "Free Choice" the freedom to choose.

            1. DoubleScorpion profile image89
              DoubleScorpionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Freedom of Choice, That I agree with.

        3. Beelzedad profile image59
          Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You also have the free will to respect others, but that would preclude your free will to teach your truths. smile

          1. vector7 profile image60
            vector7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            As if that display of laughy faces up there is respect?

            And again, your choice to come here had no consequence.

            Free will was yours in coming to read..

            smile

    5. Woman Of Courage profile image61
      Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      kindblink, Amen, Be encouraged faithful servant of God.

    6. Dave Mathews profile image60
      Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Kindblink: Congatulations for speaking so stronly about Christianity, Christian Faith and Beliefs. I will stand with you on this.

    7. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "What you Need to Know About Christian Faith.'

      ...is that it is deadly and may be the perp of an attempt at human extinction.

      I hope that the fairytale god of "believers," blesses 'em with a front row seat at the point of detonation!

      I kinda wish they could experience the "great disappointment"  after their evaporation and I could be a "smart ass" and tell 'em: "I told ya so.....nyaa nyaaa nyaaa!  smile:

      Qwark

      1. vector7 profile image60
        vector7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Qwark.. You poor thing. All you have in your defense is your definitions and opinions..

        Enjoy your reply.

        Last word is yours. Promise.   wink

        smile

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes Vector:

          The "truth," is so obvious to the truly "enlightened," that they can be easily "baited" into making probable prognostications.

          Of course those who are easily led, by a fairytale "superthing," have already proved, to the "enlightened," that they can be easily "baited"  into believing that they are "special" and will reside in the "isles of the blessed" in a life-after-life.

          That kind of "ignorance," is epidemic, But isn't is said that "ignorance IS bliss?"

          I hope that as a "victim" of this epidemic of "ignorance," you enjoy the remaining years of your life wallowing "blisfully" in a cosmos of wailing and pleading souls awaiting their transport thru the pearly gates into the "wonders" of eternal joy! That couldn't be anything but being with your imagined "heavenly" host!...Your god almighty!

          Oh the disappointment you'd experience if only, after detonation, you could realize that YOU HAD BEEN HAD! smile:

          Oh how I'd love to be able to experience your disappointment!

          Call me a "sicky." lolol   smile:

          Qwark

          1. Bible Studies profile image78
            Bible Studiesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            If we been had, then so be it. You can dance your I told you so's around us. What if we have not been had? Trust me, I'm not going to be singing any I told you so's.

            1. Dave Mathews profile image60
              Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              You mock me and you mock by belief and most of all you mock God. When everything comes to an end, I will be standing beside Jesus my God and singing and I will blow you a kiss as you are being escorted to your firey grave and suffering.

              1. Cagsil profile image59
                Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                And Dave, it's ironic you don't see conflict in your words. hmm

              2. Disappearinghead profile image89
                Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Just suppose for a moment that our athiest friends are to be escorted to a fiery grave as you call it Dave, how do you reconcile your blowing them a kiss with "the Lord takes no delight in the punishment of the wicked"?

              3. Beelzedad profile image59
                Beelzedadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                And, if Jesus turned to see you blowing kisses at those who were being escorted to a fiery grave, he would stand you in line with them. smile

                1. earnestshub profile image87
                  earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Exactly! smile

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                just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Hi Dave. I'm coming to the conclusion that there is a great deal of futility in commenting in these forums, but I felt the need to respond to this. That was way harsh. On anyone's scale. I'm surprised your christian family hasn't commented. I hope you've rethought that statement and seen it for what it is.

                1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                  Mark Knowlesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Why would he do that? This is what comes across from a good many so-called Christians. They are not usually daft enough to put it quite this bluntly - they usually claim to be "saved" where us atheists are "unsaved" - but it is there.

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                    just_curiousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I know. It's still quite sad to see it.

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    What you Need to Know About Christian Faith

    Does the Christian faith have anything to do with Jesus or his teachings?

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      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Jesus was neither a god nor a son of god; he was son of Adam, a human being.

      1. aka-dj profile image80
        aka-djposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's EXACTLY why you are not a Christian.
        If you said the opposite, and believed it, you WOULD become one. smile

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          paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That will make me not following in the footsteps of Jesus.

          1. aka-dj profile image80
            aka-djposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            What footsteps are you following?

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              paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Jesus did not believe in Trinity; so I also don't believe in it.

              1. aka-dj profile image80
                aka-djposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Who said that Jesus believed in trinity?
                Where did we get on that subject?

              2. Dave Mathews profile image60
                Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                paarsurrey: you are wrong. Jesus definitely did believe in the Trinity or Triune God. When he dispatched His apostles to preach the Gospel he instructed them to "Baptize in the name of the Father and of The Son, and of the Holy Spirit". He would not have recorded this in the Bible if He did not believe it himself.

                1. DoubleScorpion profile image89
                  DoubleScorpionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  The Trinity part was added later by the church. If Jesus believed in the Trinity then he was not part of it. Or if he was, he would have said Baptize in the Name of My Father, In My Name and In the Name of the Holy Spirit which is to come after my Death.

                  1. Dave Mathews profile image60
                    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    It is a part of the Bible and spoken by Jesus himself. You just like to argue to hear yourself talk.

                  2. vector7 profile image60
                    vector7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Jesus most certainly taught the Trinity and IS a part of it:

                    John 17:1-3

                    1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

                    Matthew 8:28-29

                    28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. 29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

                    Matthew 26:63-64

                    63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

                    The Son of man is a title given to the Messiah spoken of in the book of Daniel. The coming Son of God, The Messiah, The Lamb of God...

                    http://christiananswers.net/q-eden/son-of-man.html

                    Matthew 28:19

                    19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
                                                                                 



                    Jesus said He was the Son of God, and to baptize in the "...name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

                    I have no clue who gave you the idea that Jesus didn't teach the Trinity... that is ridiculous.

                    smile

            2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
              Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Jesus was known as the son of Man AND the son of God smile

  3. insearchof truth profile image88
    insearchof truthposted 6 years ago

    Kindblink, I think Jesus said it well - "Do not throw your pearls to pigs".  It would appear there are many in these forums that just wait for opportunity to hurl insults at a Christian. 

    Bless you brother,

    1. Woman Of Courage profile image61
      Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi insearchof truth, It seems kindblink is banned. I would love to know why. He did not personal attack anyone in this thread with his words. He simply stated the truth. All is well. There is nobody mad but the devil. God bless you.

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        HI WOC
        bless babe

        1. Woman Of Courage profile image61
          Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hi kimberly, How are you? Hang in there.

      2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Seems like someone feels threatened hmmm happened to another hubber a couple of weeks ago too. Oh he was a Christian.


        Thank you God that your love is more powerful,than the arrows of the enemy !!

        And you will always find the right voice in time for the true seeker.

        1. Woman Of Courage profile image61
          Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Agreed.

          1. insearchof truth profile image88
            insearchof truthposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Amen, amen and amen Eaglekiwi!

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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        violalandersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Jesus, he true human not GOD.

        1. aka-dj profile image80
          aka-djposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Jesus, Him true man AND true God. big_smile

          1. vector7 profile image60
            vector7posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol.. Amen dj...

            big_smile

  4. Daniel Carter profile image90
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    What we know about Christianity is what we've observed. Far more dramatic than the words of Christianity.

    Not sure we need to know anything more.

  5. Beelzedad profile image59
    Beelzedadposted 6 years ago

    No need to shout, Dave. smile

  6. DoubleScorpion profile image89
    DoubleScorpionposted 5 years ago

    when one argues a point based off of thier own interpetation and still claims to be openminded is admazing to me. I only state my arguements based off what is taught by colleges (that i have been to) about the bible...not my opinion or interpetation of it. How or what I think of the bible is my own personal thoughts and unless someone asked me what my thoughts are I am not going to tell them. I will only repeat what is being taught by those who actually "teach" what the bible is about. You know the ones who offer you a degree when you satifactorily complete the course. Everyones personal opinions are going to vary... that is life...but when you are arguing the point against "world recognized experts in thier fields" that makes no sense to me. And when the course of actual instruction that is taught by these so called experts "that everyone claims know more than us common folk" is offered..it is blantenly refused in favor of someones own interpretation instead...How can you discuss the points that are offered by todays educational system?

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    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    What you Need to Know About Christian Faith

    Christian faith has little to do with Jesus; Jesus never subsribed to the Christian main creeds; he could not do it, he was a Jew.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Reading the New Testament would prove otherwise.

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        paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I have read the OT and NT.
        Jesus did not die and need not die on the Cross.

        1. Dave Mathews profile image60
          Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          parrsurrey: I do not know what Holy Bible you think you are reading but indeed the Holy Bible states that Jesus did die and died on the cross. You either need a new bible or different glasses, or you need to stop hasseling Christian believers with your foolishness.

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            paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Let it be noted that though Christians believe that Jesus (peace be on him) after his arrest through the betrayal by Judas Iscariot, and crucifixion -- and resurrection -- went to heaven, yet, from the Holy Bible, it appears that this belief of theirs is altogether wrong. Matthew (chapter 12, verse 40) says that just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the fish, so the Son of Man shall be three days and three nights in the bowels of the earth. Now it is clear that Jonah did not die in the belly of the fish; the utmost that happened was that he was in a swoon or a fit of fainting. The holy books of God bear witness that Jonah, by the grace of God, remained alive in the belly of the fish, and came out alive; and his people ultimately accepted him.

            If then Jesus (on whom be peace) had died in the belly of the 'fish', what resemblance could there be between a dead man and the one who was alive, and how could a living one be compared with one dead? The truth rather is, that as Jesus was a true prophet and as he knew that God, whose beloved he was, would save him from an accursed death, he made a prophecy in the form of a parable, revealed to him by God, in which he hinted that he would not die on the Cross, nor would he give up the ghost on the accursed wood; on the contrary, like the prophet Jonah, he would only pass through a state of swoon. In the parable he had also hinted that he would come out of the bowels of the earth and would then join the people and, like Jonah, would be honoured by them.

            So this prophecy too was fulfilled; for Jesus, coming out of the bowels of the earth, went to his tribes who lived in the eastern countries, Kashmir and Tibet, etc. viz. the ten tribes of the Israelites who 721 years1 before Jesus, had been taken prisoner from Samaria by Shalmaneser, King of Assur, and had been taken away by him. Ultimately, these tribes came to India and settled in various parts of that country.

            Jesus at all events must have made this journey; for the divine object underlying his advent was that he should meet the lost Jews who had settled in different parts of India; the reason being that these in fact were the lost sheep of Israel who had given up even their ancestral faith in these countries, and most of whom had adopted Buddhism, relapsing, gradually into idolatry. Dr. Bernier, on the authority of a number of learned people, states in his Travels that the Kashmiris in reality are Jews who in the time of the dispersal in the days of the King of Assur had migrated to this country.

            http://www.alislam.org/library/books/je … a/ch1.html

            1. Dave Mathews profile image60
              Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Jesus was drawing a reference to the story of Jonah, to illustrate the length of time he would remain dead, before Almighty God would resurrect him to life again just as Almighty God resurrected Lazurus from the dead after being dead and in the grave for three days.
              While on earth, Jesus the Son of God performed no miracle as God, instead any miracle performed was performed through him By Almighty God His Father. Jesus always asked His Father to performm the miracles, in order to glorify His Father.

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                paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I don't think that Jesus was primarily referencing to illustrate the length of time ; it was not the essence of his words.

                Jesus was drawing a reference to the character and person of Jonah a Messenger Prophet of the Creator-God like Jesus; whom the Jews believed as Messenger Prophet; they never believed Jonah a god or son of god. Did they?

                1. Dave Mathews profile image60
                  Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  The reference you make to Jonah specifically mentions the three days and three night. Therefore Jesus is referencing a period of time, and illustrating that with his death, it would take three days and three nights before God would then Resurrect Him just as God resurrected Jonah from the belly of the whale.

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                    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    How did Jesus or Jonah measure the day; was it of 24 hours?

                  2. DoubleScorpion profile image89
                    DoubleScorpionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Dave, I have a question. This is not to argue, I would honestly like your interpretation or thoughts on this.

                    Jonah was stated as being in the whale for 3 days and 3 nights.

                    The sign was for Jesus to be in the earth for the same.

                    Reading the gospels, It says that Jesus was buried on Preparation Day ( day before a sabbath) and he arose prior to anyone arriving on the First day of the week.

                    The days, back in those times, went from evening to evening. So, if the sabbath written about,was indeed a Saturday. Then Jesus would have been buried late Friday afternoon (First night), was in the earth all day Saturday (First day, second night) and then arose early in the morning(assumed after sunrise) on Sunday (first day of the week). Even looking through other possible days for sabbaths(Not Saturday) it would mean there would have been 2 "rest" days but only one was mentioned...

                    What are your thoughts on this? And once again, I am not wanting to argue, I honestly want your thoughts on this matter. Thank you.

  8. dingdondingdon profile image61
    dingdondingdonposted 5 years ago

    I'm sure you feel very strongly about your faith and I won't deny you that, but I find it short-sighted and close-minded for you to claim my life is without purpose or hope because I am not a Christian. You don't know me, you have not lived my life.

 
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