Barine Sambaris profile image 81

What is the difference between being religious and being a Christian


 

sort by best latest

lisavollrath profile image93

Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    Christ followers (disciples)=Christianity!

    Religion="man-made belief" or WORKS!


  • See all 16 comments
Team Wiseman profile image88

Team Wiseman says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

19 months ago
 |  Comment
  • benalla abdellah profile image

    Benalla Abdellah 19 months ago

    True well said Team Wiseman


  • See all 3 comments
Anita Hasch profile image81

Anita Hasch says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

17 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 17 months ago

    Being a Christian is not keeping the ten commandments (Gal 3:24=Child in Christ)!

    Christian=Christ Follower or living under New Covenant AFTER Acts 1 (Day of Pentecost)!

jlpark profile image89

Jacqui (jlpark) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    As reflected in your response= SATAN!

    There is no in between - Either Satan or JESUS = Satan!


  • See all 54 comments
Gaurav Oberoi profile image80

gaurav oberoi says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    Man can believe whatever he wants re: religion! His "opinion" (def) does not matter. ONLY GOD'S!

    Who should we obey, "Man or God?"

    The "religions" you mentioned are "IDOLS" according to GOD!

    "IF" a "CHRIST FOLLOWER" (disciple), Jm 1:27=religion


  • See all 104 comments
SpiritusShepherd profile image60

Kris (SpiritusShepherd) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    Spoken like a TRUE RELIGIOUS FANATIC! Who cares how "the world" defines religion? GOD HATES RELIGION! Matt 23:23 says RELIGION has "...omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy and faith: these ought ye to have done.."

    Choose!


  • See all 11 comments
lisavanvorst profile image79

Lisa VanVorst (lisavanvorst) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    What does GOD SAY re: "religion?"

    ONLY "positive" WORD re: "religion" in James 1:26-27 which is "WORKS!"

    BUT WHO CARES, "man" has spoken!

Ericdierker profile image78

Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • SpiritusShepherd profile image

    Kris (SpiritusShepherd) 20 months ago

    I do not mean to be over-promotional, but I hope you will my hub that I posted in my answer. I think it might offer you some encouragement.

    Blessings


  • See all 17 comments
TessSchlesinger profile image93

Tessa Schlesinger (TessSchlesinger) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    Tess: Either u blv in GOD or not! His def is not "Check the dictionary!"

    GOD told us NOT to "Lean to OUR OWN (man's) understanding" (Prov 3:5)!

    BUT WHO CARES what GOD says (Jm 1:27=WORKS), "Man" has spoken!


  • See all 10 comments
raeyecarlos profile image76

raeyecarlos says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

19 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 19 months ago

    Closer than most! Religion (as defined by Webster or the world) conflicts with GOD'S def of religion is the point! Who would we rather believe man or GOD?

    Yes, "Being a Christian (JESUS never used for it was derrog term by unblvrs) is abiding..."

mark kenga profile image79

Mark Peter (mark kenga) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

19 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 19 months ago

    The Scribes & Pharisees were devoutly RELIGIOUS who made "own interpretation" and followed "law" (Matt 23:23) as world does today vs what IS WRITTEN!

    We CURRENTLY live under NC "OBSERVING disciples" (Matt 28:20); Eph 2:20=RT "foundation" I Cor 1

cer1056 profile image51

R. Eliot Cathey (cer1056) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    Why doesn't ANYONE CARE WHAT GOD SAYS re: RELIGION? I keep seeing "man's" interpretation, definition, perception, etc, but NO ONE goes to WORD (GOD)! Don't u see the problem? NO ONE CARES WHAT GOD SAYS! Jm 1:27)


  • See all 25 comments
bradmasterOCcal profile image78

bradmasterOCcal says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

19 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 19 months ago

    "The Trinity?" What's that?


  • See all 13 comments
silkwormy profile image80

chelle (silkwormy) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

19 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 19 months ago

    "WORKS," ie love thy neighbor (treat as u want to be treated), visit the fatherless & widows.." (Jm 1:27), is GOD'S def of Religion, but WHO CARES!

    Whereas, "Christianity" is a Christ-Follower or Disciple of Christ!


  • See all 3 comments
Taopi profile image70

Taopi says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    Still "Leaning to man's understanding?" How shallow! Comparing "Spiritual" thgs to "Carnal" will continue to hinder your understanding! Christianity is a SPIRITUAL journey (Jn 4:24)! W/O, 1 has NO UNDERSTANDING!


  • See all 9 comments
meenakshibhati profile image65

meenakshibhati says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    Me: Do you all not "hear" what GOD said?

    Exd 20:3 "No other god?"

    Society has created (as the Trinity) "the terms used.." to define religion, but not GOD!

    Religion (as def by GOD)=Jm 1:27!

    But Who Cares?

    "MAN" has spoken!


  • See all 14 comments
SweaterSpud profile image75

SweaterSpud says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

19 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 19 months ago

    "Christian" means following "The Gospel of Christ" (Gal 1:6-9)! Who does that?

    "Religion" a "man-made" belief system in a god!

profile image60

SAMIR NAHAKA says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    Can't you all "understand" GOD'S def of "religion" is not as the "world's" (Jm 1:27)?

    Exd 20:3 "No other god!"

    "U have to be religious?" Who told u that? Not Jm 1:27 (GOD)!

    BUT WHO CARES?

    "MAN" has spoken!


  • See all 51 comments
J Sangeet Sagar profile image60

J Sangeet Sagar says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

19 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 19 months ago

    I was agreeing until the "wine!" Rm 14:21! Do u thk it's to be given for "Holy Passover?"


  • See all 25 comments
clivewilliams profile image70

Clive Williams (clivewilliams) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

19 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 19 months ago

    WORD (GOD) has given definition of "religion" but MOST continue to give "man's" definition. Who would u rather please "man" or GOD? (Acts 5:29)

    A "Christian" only follows "The Gospel of Christ" (Gal 1:6-9;"the teachings of Christ!") or "ACCURSED!"

Asher143 profile image61

Asher Kabir (Asher143) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    According to man "Christianity itself is a religion," but NOT to the ONLY TRUE & LIVING GOD!

    HIS def is found in Jm 1:27="WORKS!"


  • See all 3 comments
jravity1 profile image62

jravity1 says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    Bible says different!


  • See all 38 comments
profile image60

Norine Williams says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    Eric: Thanks for allowing me to tell TRUTH w/o deleting which shows MORE JESUS than MOST!

    I continue to pray that the "eyes of your heart be enlightened" (Eph 1:18)!


  • See all 15 comments
benalla abdellah profile image55

Benalla Abdellah says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    THE TRUE & LIVING GOD has disciples (Christ Followers or Christians)~! Being Christians does not define "religion!" GOD hates RELIGION! Hypocrites! The ONLY def GOD gives for religion is found in Jm 1:27!


  • See all 3 comments
hauntedpages profile image62

Nancy (hauntedpages) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

17 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 17 months ago

    "No diff?"

    Religion="Your" Dead Works (Eph 2:8-9)!

    Christian="Holy Spirit" (aka JESUS) Works (Jn 14:26;16:13)!

cnj02c profile image37

Colesha Jackson (cnj02c) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

19 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 19 months ago

    U HAVE THE 1ST PART RIGHT - FOR CONDEMNATION!

    "CHRISTIANS" (INITIALLY USED AS A DEROGATORY TERM) R "FOLLOWERS" OF CHRIST OR DISCIPLES OF CHRIST (ACTS 2:42)!

flpalermo profile image28

flpalermo says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
platinumOwl4 profile image38

platinumOwl4 says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

18 months ago
 |  Comment
PlanksandNails profile image90

PlanksandNails says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

20 months ago
 |  Comment
  • profile image

    Norine Williams 20 months ago

    I'm glad that my "Owner" is JESUS for that's who I "Parrot" = JESUS~!

    You should be so "fortunate!"

    O, I forgot! "Your opinion" matters more than THE WORD of GOD, doesn't it?

    As reflected in your response!


  • See all 35 comments