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Question for you that profess to be Christians.

  1. celafoe profile image61
    celafoeposted 4 years ago

    Question for you that profess to be Christians.

    I see so many people that say they are Christians and are writing on here but I see precious few who are willing to stand against the false doctrines being promoted on here.   I see many of these same people agreeing with or accepting, instead of rebuking these false and non-scriptural  teachings.    An example is saying all religions are heading to the same place ,   Why are there so few that will stand for truth and expose error as we are called to do.   If you are one of these What is your excuse?   Jesus is THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION.

  2. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    What you are observing I suspect is people are tired of fighting an unwinnable war. Arguments over religion or politics rarely if ever ends up with one person converting over to another's beliefs.
    Religion is based around (faith) and not documented proof. Although some people would say the bible is a document of proof. That would mean a person (believes) everyone who contributed to the bible had a pure heart.
    Ecclesiastes 7:20 states: "For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not."
    I suspect there were corrupt religious leaders/prophets in the past as there are today whose main goal is to manipulate and control people. As the old saying goes: "Don't believe everything you read."
    One of the reasons we have so many religious denominations within the Christian church is because various sects could not agree on what took place. Anyone who has studied the (bible canonization) process where a group of men decided which books to include and exclude in the bible is bound to have questions.
    Therein lies the problem if a person questions anything whether it be that Adam and Noah lived to be over 900 years old, Samson killed 1000 men with only the jawbone of a donkey, After Cain killed Abel he left the Adam/Eve family behind and later turns up with a wife when Adam's family were the only people on earth.... Genesis 1:26 And God said, "Let (us) make man in (our) image, after (our) likeness" implying he had help or was not alone ....etc
    At some point it sinks in that everyone is entitled to believe whatever they want to believe. The truth will reveal itself after we die.
    Live and let live just makes sense.
    Personally speaking I believe God made man and man made religion.

    1. celafoe profile image61
      celafoeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      too bad you do not understand your answer is not scriptural but as you said you are free to believe whatever you want

    2. Sri T profile image80
      Sri Tposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      No one knows what is true in the bible and what is not. If you say you believe that everything in there is true, then you are deluded by the writers and the priests of old. Its ok if that works for you and your sanity.  But don't expect all to agree.

    3. celafoe profile image61
      celafoeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      the Holy Spirit will confirm what is truth to all baptized in His Spirit and willing to listen.   Any and all Spirit filled believers should have the same understanding if the listen to Him.   There is ONLY ONE CORRECT understanding of scripture

    4. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      celafoe, Genesis 1:26  and Ecclesiastes 7:20 are scripture.  Adam lived to be 930 years old , Noah lived to be 950 years old, and Samson killed 1000 men with only the jawbone of a donkey. It's all in the bible. {I} did not make this stuff up! :-)

    5. celafoe profile image61
      celafoeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      ds- i know that.     what I was referring to was your view and statement  "live and let live and we will find out when we die,"   that does not line up with scripture and will be too late for some.  We are not to just let some be lost.

    6. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      celafoe, It's called "free will". People are allowed to (choose). Apparently that's how God wanted to set things up. Live and let live is (my) way of saying to each his own. (free will). We live in era where everyone is aware of the bible. :-)

  3. Ceegen profile image78
    Ceegenposted 4 years ago

    I try, but they do not hear. Some people get downright hostile, while others tend to mock or ignore what is being said.

    It's just the nature of sin. People love their sins, and don't care if they're going to go to heaven or not. The ones that do look into the whole situation, honestly and sincerely, come out believers. The ones that don't say that they have no sin.

    And rather than chance a ban for harassment, I leave them to their own devices and move on. Shake the dust from you, and get ye to another city to preach the good news, as it is said.

    Also, if you haven't seen this, you might like it:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOjhMw4-oQ
    "Are all religions the same? Do all of the world's religions lead to God?" - By Chris White.

    Might help you when talking to others, in developing specific key points and such.

  4. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 4 years ago

    It is a way that creates narrowness, closes the heart and killed many of the saints, not to mention the brutality of slavery.

    The beatitudes are filled with love, mercy, tolerance and compassion, and the heart of the law is mercy.

    And yet, this is only my take. Whom am I to tell a benevolent and omnipotent God not to have many branches? At your work, someone will make the tea, and another will clean the floor. In your family, the music of the first child will enrich the heart of the second who is a doctor, and in an orchestra, the flute will complement the violin. Do you see how much more beautiful the garden is with not only roses but hydrangeas and rhododendrons?

    Diversity is the order of the day and without this we will only stifle, and cannot grow. This will only make us brutes and we will continue killing our brothers and sisters with stone cold hearts, while saying that we love Christ. How painful!!

    1. celafoe profile image61
      celafoeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      your answer does not answer the question. see 2 John, 3 John,2 Tim 4  and more

 
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