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Old 09-22-2007, 12:03 AM
 
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You don't have to "prove" your Christianity; you have to "live" it.

Just my 2 cents worth.
I am adding my 2 to agree with your 2 so that makes four. How can a person prove they're a Christian except by the life they live. "A tree is known by its fruit..."
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Old 09-22-2007, 07:51 AM
 
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I am adding my 2 to agree with your 2 so that makes four. How can a person prove they're a Christian except by the life they live. "A tree is known by its fruit..."
Love that quote sun, had forgotten it. Thanks for the reminder! Have a wonderful day being blessed and blessing others!!
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Old 09-22-2007, 08:32 AM
 
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Default Sooooo Ambiguous

Hoosier guy I am hearing the same statement from you that I have heard so many times from others. I had roommates that would pray all the time but never took their faith into their actions. They never went to work at a soup kitchen or volunteer with the Red Cross, they tithed at times but it seemed they didn't let Christ's teachings come out in how they lived their lives.

Someone once said "Faith without works is meaningless" I could say I'm a devout muslim in public but live my life as Christ would want me to and be a good Christian. Think of the parable that Christ told of the two men in the temple, the one rich one parading his faith about for all to see and then the humble man who asks God's forgiveness for his sins in the back of the church. Which would God and Christ want you to be.

No one has the right to start telling other people how to live their lives and by what faith, all we can do is live as God would expect us to. Starting a thread like this I do not believe helps anyone other than giving them a chance to brag about their faith.
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Old 09-22-2007, 08:35 AM
 
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As far as I am concerned, anyone that wants to call themselves Christian, may do so. What anyone else thinks about it doesn't matter. No one will be given a certificate that says they meet certain qualifications and are thereby declared a Christian. And certainly, there is no way under the sun that someone can "prove" that they are. To the contrary, there are most likely many that think they are, but are so lacking in Christian atributes, such as kindness or concern for others, that it's doubtful that they have the foggiest notion as to what a Christian life is supposed to be.

And that's another 2 cents in the pot.
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Old 09-22-2007, 08:50 AM
 
Location: All around the world.....
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Hoosier guy I am hearing the same statement from you that I have heard so many times from others. I had roommates that would pray all the time but never took their faith into their actions. They never went to work at a soup kitchen or volunteer with the Red Cross, they tithed at times but it seemed they didn't let Christ's teachings come out in how they lived their lives.

Someone once said "Faith without works is meaningless" I could say I'm a devout muslim in public but live my life as Christ would want me to and be a good Christian. Think of the parable that Christ told of the two men in the temple, the one rich one parading his faith about for all to see and then the humble man who asks God's forgiveness for his sins in the back of the church. Which would God and Christ want you to be.

No one has the right to start telling other people how to live their lives and by what faith, all we can do is live as God would expect us to. Starting a thread like this I do not believe helps anyone other than giving them a chance to brag about their faith.
I appreciate what you said in so many words, But the concept that this post is just to give "Christians" bragging rights, This is highly unlikely . my 2 cents.worth
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:21 AM
 
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Default What I said then

06-02-2007, 11:55 AM
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Actually I mostly refer to myself as a believer, for several reasons. The main reason is that I am more comfortable with it. I think "Christian" is overused and abused. What I mean is. What is the best way to get an arguement going than to try to explain what a christian is? Then there are the terms,good, bad, luke warm, sunday morning, etc christians. Calling myself a christian separates me from other religions who also BELIEVE in God and Jesus., and that also causes arguements which sometimes leads to anger, which leads to hate, which does nothing but please satan. If I tell someone I am a believer, it usually is understood to mean exactly that. I believe that there is a God. If someone asks me why I believe I will answer the best I can. If he starts quoting scripture in a sarcastic tone, and firing questions, I know that he just wants to hurt me so I will avoid the topic. I have been a believer for almost 45 years amd one of the best things I have learned is love, patience, and acceptance

I still believe this about that
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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"Are you really a Christian? Prove it. "


well, glad I'm a christian and know that what I have is beyond the power of argument to destroy.


"I wish I could talk to God when I want,but how?"

God let's talk..............

God how come............

God why is it that.............

God it's always................

God I never get to...............


just a few examples and you can use these anytime anywhere. Just pop one into your mouth and let your heart do the rest.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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Are you a better person than I if I am not a Christian? Do you think Jesus Christ will judge me differently than you if I do not follow your dictum? Who is to say your beliefs are correct?

What you do follow is organized religion and that was created by man not Jesus Christ.
Uhhh.... the problem with this silly statement is if your saying that Jesus exists and will eventually judge you, you are are saying that you believe in him and if you accept him as your lord and savior you ARE a Christian. I feel as though throughout this entire thread people have been mish moshing religion and Christianity together. Here is a news flash, Religion is a set of beliefs and practices based of some form of mystical, supernatural and moral claims about life. Keyword here is practices. Religion requires practices and rituals, and although many sects of Christianity have formed these Christianity it self (i.e. the belief in christ and his sacrifice) has none of these it simply requires you to believe and have faith in something. Therefore, all sects of Christianity , protestant, catholic, reformed whatever maybe considered a religion. But Christianity as a whole, the tie that binds all of these groups of people together is our FAITH. Which would make Christianity a faith and not a religion. So please dont confuse the two. oh and this would also redeem Christianity from the hateful acts done in the name of its religions. Anyone who dose harm in the name of Christ or dose wrong in that sense dose not truly know him and could not possibly have accepted him as their personal lord and savior because they do not know who he is. Oh and PS and thing done like this has been preformed by radical groups, and lets face it just about anything radical that involves violence just isnt a good idea.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:05 PM
 
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So you say you're a Christian, eh? What is your definition of being a Christian?

REPLY: Saved by the Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ the son of God, who died on my behalf then ressurected from the grave . Im trusting in his meritorious work on the cross ,alone , and not my own. Ive turned from my former way of living and am walking in the power of God to live my life according to his plan . By his promises, im going to Heaven even though i certainly dont deserve it.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Manitoba
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Yes I am. I accepted Christ as my personal savior when I was 13. Also believe you don't work your own way to heven, It is by God's grace.
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