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is a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in the New Testament

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What Being a Christian Means To Me

  • Dec 13, 2008
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For me, being a Christian means that I have a relationship with God through his Son Jesus Christ. Jesus provided a bridge between God and I, enabling me to have that relationship. Although many people believe that Jesus was just a great man, if you study the scriptures you see that there is more to believe than not.
Being a Christian for me means not judging other people and loving them right where they are, in both the good times and the bad. It means asking God to help me with decisions in my life that fulfill His life purpose for me, and not my own selfish wants and desires. It means sacrificing my own will to Gods will, which is a daily struggle. We are all human and make mistakes every day. Thanks to Jesus, He has provided a way for me to not wallow in those mistakes but rather ask God to forgive me for them. The most important thing about being a Christian for me is loving one another through words and by actions.

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January 06, 2009
Thank you Scotman
 
December 14, 2008
Thanks Stephanie for the comments - it's very interesting to hear peoples views on religion and why they believe what they do. I have to say I was one of the people that voted yes on prop 8, and I'll tell you why. It was because the definition of marriage was being redefined by judges, and it was exactly contrary to what the word of God says marriage is. Now with that being said let me also say that I have many gay friends, and close people in my life that I absolutely adore. My decision to vote yes had nothing to do against them, but rather for what I have to stand for in the scriptures. I feel it not up to man to redefine what God has wrote in His word- and I do believe that God loves gay people and homosexuals as much as he loves any of us. Does he agree with their lifestyle is another question that really comes down to that person and God. I don't feel it's my place to judge it, it's my place to love people as they are.
 
December 13, 2008
And on that note (going along with the judgemental thing), it really irked me this past election in california the Christians who decided to vote yes on Prop 8 because of their religious views. FIrst of all, there is separation of church and state. Second of all, if the sole reason why you are voting YES is because that is part of your beliefs... i STRONGLY believe that Pork should be illegal. I mean, if you're going to take away the rights of other human beings because of your Christian beliefs, the right to eat pork should be removed also because this is the belief of Muslims. I'm a Christian too, but I mean..from my POV, if you don't believe it.. just don't do it.
 
December 13, 2008
Very interesting post...I have to say I agree with you... I grew up going to Christian/Catholic schools until I went to college, and I always got annoyed by people who claimed to be hardcore Christian but then rejected everything and anything that wasn't what they were use to. I went to a couple of churches that were very family oriented (everyone in the church knew everyone.. pretty much all grew up together.. that kind of thing).. and it was really ironic to see them not be very welcoming to outsiders.. I mean...if you're going to claim and talk about Christianity to others shouldn't you be accepting and not so judgemental? If you're going to accuse others of not being Christian enough.. aren't you doing the exact same thing by being judgemental?! OK that's just one of my BIGGEST gripes... but I really like the way you summed it up.. yay for that!
 
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Christianity (from the word Xριστός "Christ") is a monotheistic religion[1] centered on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in the New Testament.[2]

Its followers, known as Christians,[3] believe that Jesus is the only begotten[4][5] Son of God and the Messiah (Christ) prophesied in the Hebrew Bible (the part of scripture common to Christianity and Judaism). To Christians, Jesus Christ is a teacher, the model of a virtuous life, the revealer of God, as well as an incarnation of God, and most importantly the savior of humanity who suffered, died, and was resurrected to bring about salvation from sin.[6] Christians maintain that Jesus ascended into heaven, and most denominations teach that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead, granting everlasting life to his followers. Christians call the message of Jesus Christ the Gospel ("good news") and hence label the written accounts of his ministry as gospels.

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