What do most Christians really believe?
I know what Christians believe. But the reason I ask this question is becasue Christians that I know don't do anything to affirm their faith. They might tell of their faith or even wear a shirt that reads "Jesus!" but this accomplishes nothing. I think that a real Christian, who for example believes in hell, would be spending every ounce of their enrgy to save the un-saved. Do they really believe?
The Christians that I happened to know all believe in God. Although I agree that most of us (who call ourselves Christians and believe that Christ died for us), should try to do more, for example: reaching out to more people, getting more involved in our communities etc, you should bear in mind that no matter what you do, many people will not accept the word of God!
There are many people who claim to be Christians but then show no sign of their love of God. If you are a true Christian, you will love everyone like Jesus loved everyone. You would have faith and live your life in that faith. You would treat people the way Jesus treated people.
Great questions, Matt. Enjoyed reading your post.
Do they really believe? Christians, like anyone, are, I think, afraid. Afraid of being alone. Of failing, or being considered a failure. Of not being respected by thier peers. Of losing a job. Fill in the blank.
They want to be loved. To have time with friends. To have happy children. To be secure with their spouse. To have time for self.
Then someone says they need help. They just lost a job, or had a child arrested, or a spouse pack their bags.
To love that person risks nothing but reputation, and costs nothing but time. The thing we fear most and the thing we want most.
Jesus said that if one seeks his own life he will lose it, but if he/she loses it he will find it. "Trust me", he says, "and love others. And you will lose nothing and gain everything."
No one, not Billy Graham, not Mother Theresa and not me can follow this all the time, or maybe even most of the time. But if you do not see this in a person, yes, I think you have a right to ask the question: Do they really believe?
by pisean282311 8 years ago
do you really believe that world is 6k years old only or consider it as different scale?
by just_curious 8 years ago
There's a forum up right now about Christians who play the eternal damnation card. It bothers me, as a Christian, that anyone would say this to another human being. I am not arguing if there is a hell or not for humans, you can believe anything you want. But does anyone have the right...
by ainon bani 8 years ago
If we really believe in one true God, then why most of us still worship saints?
by M. T. Dremer 23 months ago
Do you believe non-religious people, who lead a good life, are still going to hell?One of my biggest frustrations with religion is the idea that, how you live your life is of no consequence if you do not accept god. For example, John Smith is a good christian man who helps people, obeys the law and...
by maddot 2 years ago
Why do Christians feel the need to tell us about their religious beliefs?I don't have a problem with Christianity or any religion for that matter, but I view religion/spirituality as a personal and privvate matter and feel that it's best kept that way unless one is specifically asked to expand on...
by earnestshub 9 years ago
I don't think so. I believe that the sub-conscious mind already knows there is no god.The flight and fight mechanism is the driving force behind the need for a god, but the mind already knows it is a self preservation mechanism the conscious mind sets up to cope with the fear of dying.That is why...
Copyright © 2020 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|