What is the difference and which is scripturally correct for a real Christ follower? Scripture references?
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What is Celefoe's religion? Religious is believing in Jesus Christ. If one believes in Christ one can be described as religious - not atheist. So, I might be a quiet Christian. That does not mean that I am not spiritual.
angele-- you have done a great job describing the churches of men. but the new testament says much differenlty for those that profess to follow Christ. your statement "in a church" shows you do not understand what the true church of JC really is
People can religiously go to church - not missing a Sunday and tithing. It is religious but it does not mean the person is a Christian. Sleeping in the garage does not make one a car any more than going to church makes one a Christian.
Dianne-- thanks. I am now deleting erics answers. After 5 yrs I cant take any more of his non-scriptural drivel and un-Godly concept of love He would rather argue than have correct scriptural concepts. I onLy care for CORRECT UNDERSTANDING.
Sleeping in the garage does not make one a car, any more than going to church makes one a Christian. I believe in Jesus Christ, so let us rephrase. Sleeping in a garage does not make one a car any more than going to the mosque makes one Islamic.
ap- it takes a lot more than just believing in Jesus to be a Christian. it takes repentence, learning His ways, doing them and much more. Of course if you go to church then you are admitting you are not the church, which is a requirement.
Angele, I didn't realize this was specifically about you. I was responding based on the question that was asked.
"Religion is better time spent than the secular"
Participating in many religions made me no different than those that are secular. The secular is not part of the Kingdom of God. Sunday religion doesn't cover up Monday to Saturday secular lives.
sunday religion is an abomination. but then all religion is an abomination and outside of true Christianity. Christianity is a Spiritual lifestyle.
How foul that you think you are annointed to pass judgment on my wife and child. Thank God that you are not the judge and jury of the flock. Anyone who does not match up to your expectations and belief are doomed. Wrong Charlie.
eric==I do not know and never mentioned your family and certainly did not judge them. I speak scriptural truth and how it is received is not up to me.
but if the shoe fits--- you know what to do with it. stop twisting what I say
Eric: What is "some Pauline?" Do u not know NC? Jer31:33;Heb8:10;10:16 GOD said HE'D "put laws in hearts & minds" & did that thru Paul who spoke for JESUS! What's Pauline? Not in WORD! Why Communion "making sacrifice?" READ "Hebrews!" Baptism
eric-- I am still trying to digest you rant, when I do I will respond
there is NOTHING good about religion
Eric, you keep thinking you can "get religion" through "studying" man's traditions, schools & seminaries! WRONG! It's not as if you're trying to obtain a law degree! It's "humbleness" to GOD (I Chron 7:14)! One MUST become a "fool" (Matt18:3)
agreed. thanks Rich
... then He delegated the same authority to His 'disciples";then they went-and the Lord worked with them and confirmed- and they went, and went and the disciples were called CHRISTIANOS-anointedians the same anointing the Kingdom of God proclaimed
I like it Rich.
Charlie, you are like men who have translated & re-translated bible & these proclaimed "Christians" on HP "It goes how you believe or else - "delete!"
One sided discussions w/ONLY those in agreement!
r- religion is mans way of trying to please God Spiritual is what a real Christian is. all things have become new and we have become Spiritual beings, Of one Spirit with the Lord.
mm- what is colors 1:27, in over 40yrs of study I have never heard of it. it certainly is not a scripture reference. I assume you meant Colossians?
I don't know if this one really answers the question but to keep it in context, Paul is talking to "saints" which are Christians. 1:26b comes before 27 Jn 14:23 - key is those who keep His Commandments 1) Love God and 2) Love others sums the Comman
Charlie, you've assumed correctly; my typo forgiven in heaven. ........ G. DIANE NELSON TROTTER, - glory be to YHWH for His Spirit leading in the same direction, by the same understanding. You've prooved the Truth told by Yehoshua confirme by Paul