I found this definition from Wiki:
"A Christian (pronounced /ˈkrɪstjən/ ( listen)) is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, who Christians believe is the Messiah (the Christ in Greek-derived terminology) prophesied in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, and the Son of God.".
Also I found in the bible that people gave the name Christian to Jesus' disciples because they were doing anything like Jesus did.
From this, do you think you're a christian ?
These are now known as 'fundamentalists' and are shunned by the vast majority of 'cherry pickers and wannabees' who claim to be Christians.
Can you explain the Term "Son of God" Because if God has a Son, then can you plz tell us the other characteristics of God
To answer the simplified question with an appropriate answer: yes
im not a christian, but i believe im not going to hell as you christians believe. im being blessed by GOD in each of my breath so how are you going to tear me from god. god loves me crazily and how you are going to make him hate me just because i dont follow christianity. and for your kind information i don't hate any religion and i don't attached to any religion neither. my faith on his father not to his son
By that definition, no I am not. Ironically enough, I do, however follow and practice far more "Christian" beliefs than many who claim to be devout "Christians".
I used to mock at people who were of any religion but all that changed and I am a Christian of your description and more!
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Not always the best example, none the less Christian to the core!!!
Christian is not the same as churchian and fundalmentalists do not adhere to their own code of conduct or the written bible. Christ said that no one is to adhere to any book and he also stated that you pray in silence and in private and not to tell others what you prayed about. The Bible even states that everything that he said or did is NOT in that book of books yet Christians preach as it they were and all the answers are there, which plainly they are not. Christ siad that he put all the laws in the minds and hearts of all men. He did not specify any such men or women, just mankind and or human kind. Since Jesus is already in my heart, I do not fit your criteria as a Christian, but that of a true Christian as I follow his lead and not that of another humanbeing or church. There are many good things in that bible that are as a guide to how to live ones life, don't get me wrong about that. They are guides as to what happened way back in his day, not to be taken literally for this day becasue most things that happened then will not happen now and there have been many medical and scientific discoveries since then. Judgements are not for us to deal, yet most christians will do that at anything they consider not christ-like. Compassion was Jesus's main teaching, yet most christians haven't an once of that in their whole body or mind. Christians have no rights to judging others nor rejecting other teachings or experiences because it does not conform to their way of learning or what they have been todl to think of certain things.
These are just my thoughts.
Thank you for writing this. I think the frustration most people people have is not with God, but with the corrupted version of Christianity that is openly flaunted by a saddeningly large number of churches. Nietzsche's famous book, "The Anti-Christ" dealt with this issue: whether you believe in Christ's divinity or not, the Church that claims to represent him has gone 180 degrees from his actual teachings. Rather than love for others, humility, and a serious search for God, Christianity (this is, by the way, a significant generalization) displays an obnoxious deal of pride, arrogance, ignorance, and condemnation. It teaches from the beatitudes, sure; but it acts on self-interest and exclusivity. Instead of a community that searches for the truths of God, it becomes too often a sort of cult with a knack for judging others.
To answer the original question: I am a seeker of truth and, to be quite honest, find it very difficult to dismiss God as non-existent. I think a case can certainly be made for the claims of Christ being legitimate, though numerous doubts can be raised about this. Regardless - from a sheerly historical point alone - Christ cannot be intelligently dismissed as something "silly." Modern Christianity, perhaps. But not Christ.
Once again, these are merely my opinions.
You know true christians always try to do what Jesus asked them to do and for example He warns them to not trust any doctrine not confessing him...So you may understand why they reject anything that is "Jesus-able" lol
I sure enough...is one! (Although I don't care if I conform to Wikiepedia's definition of one...or not )
In the 'classic' sense of that belief system, No. Do I believe that what Jesus said were wise and wonderful things, Yes.
Why does it matter? Isn't that personal or are we bored?
I do not dismiss the stories of Christ, just that it was he who first told them!
Religion comes from the basic fears and stories like those in the bible can be seen previously elsewhere.
Why is religion divided, religious people???
What is the difference between catholic, hindu, christian, etc, when your all worshipping the same thing??
I believe in god, but i won't say that i'm this or that..(some kind of religious label.) Not only do i believe in god, i also believe in extra terrestrials, spirits, reincarnation, an after life..
I don't have to go to church, or WORSHIP god. I am his child just like everybody else. He doesn't expect me to kiss his ass and become religiously single minded. I know he doesn't, because i feel the love, well at least i think i do!
So what do christ devoted people have to say about this? That i'm going to hell?? Yeah heard tht one before.
I usually read the bible and may be the following could be an answer: ( I hope I wont be judged and insulted for quoting bible verses here )
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." Romans 8:14
"He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." 1 Peter 3:8
"Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." 1 Peter 3:9
"In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother." 1 Peter 3:10
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