Have you ever learned something at church that was not in the bible?
Name something that you might have learned at church that is a tradition rather than something in the bible.
at my church , no. all the teachings so far have been directly from the bible. we are a come as you are kind of church. no rules (unless illegal of course), no certain way to dress, not even having different beliefs. we welcome atheists, muslims and all if they want to attend. i havent actually seen any muslims, but have seen atheists at the Christmas service because its awesome.except for the singing at the beginning its almost like taking bible lessons.
I grew up the grandson of a Southern Baptist minister, but found the need to move beyond their limiting beliefs by the time I was 9.
Trinity is one concept not found in the Bible. God is the Father. Christ is the Son (not the same thing). Holy Spirit or Ghost is the true self -- that which God is trying to rescue -- brothers to Christ. The way most pastors teach trinity, these concepts are mangled.
I've also been taught in church that reincarnation is not a biblical concept. This is not true. Jesus made this clear when he told his disciples that Elijah had indeed returned, but that people did not recognize him (Elijah); and the disciples knew he was speaking of John the Baptist.
Hebrews 9:27 has nothing to do with reincarnation. Of course each body lives only once, but the immortal spirit lives forever, sometimes with many different bodies. I've had hundreds. I remember one of them as clearly as this one. That was 11,632 years ago.
Most people's biblical interpretation (if not all) is NOT in the Bible. It's their interpretation which is separate from God's Truth. That's why we all need to remain humble and ever hungry for His loving answers.
Yes many things:
- The Christian tithe is an unbiblical man made rule
- Satan is not some rebellious angel that leads hoards of demons, but is simply a generic Hebrew term that describes any angel sent by God under his authority that opposes men.
- that God will set people on fire in hell for eternity is a pagan concept adopted by the church to instil fear and mind control.
by Cortney McCarty 5 years ago
If your views conflict with the teachings of the church, how can you still practice Christianity?If your views conflict with the teachings of the Bible or church, how can you balance those things to practice Christianity or any other religion you choose?
by mischeviousme 6 years ago
I used to be a christian, used to as in past tense. I went to church religiously and was entranced by the bible, but nothing I learned was realistic. I decided then, to unlearn all of it. I found thgat there was a gulf between rationality and intellect, one being fabricated by the body of the...
by DaKingsKid 7 years ago
think they can tell us(Christians) that How and What we believe is wrong? I know that I can admit when I am wrong, and that I don't know somethings. Have they shared in any of the experiences that a majority of US, have had in experiencing God? Are they the one's who are a part of Your relationship...
by Britney Knowles 5 years ago
I' have a strong belief in christianity and i still stop to think why people won't cross to christianity. And i'm not judging i just want to understand why people choose to be atheists. Leave clear answers, hate speeches will be dismissed. Cheers
by docrehab 8 years ago
Hi,I notice that being an Atheist is becoming a fashion lol....What if bible was telling truth ?thx
by The Reluctant Revivalist 2 years ago
Do you think there is life after death? Or do you think that once you die, that is the end of your existance?
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