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GodSands
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5/15/2011 2:26:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
(Don't particlarly like to base these kinds of issues in the religion forum, but I do because people will not approve).

Is being a Christian acknowlegdment of what Christianity is, and saying you like the sound of it or is it more?

Discuss.
CosmicAlfonzo
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5/15/2011 2:42:17 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
You aren't going to come up with something that all branches of Christianity agree on.

There are so many different beliefs associated with Christianity that I find the label to be meaningless. You might as well just pigeonhole yourself.

Then of course, this is coming from the guy who has his religion set as "Discordian", so try to figure that one out.
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5/15/2011 2:45:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/15/2011 2:42:17 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
You aren't going to come up with something that all branches of Christianity agree on.

There are so many different beliefs associated with Christianity that I find the label to be meaningless. You might as well just pigeonhole yourself.

Then of course, this is coming from the guy who has his religion set as "Discordian", so try to figure that one out.

There are many denomonations of Christianity, but the Bible teaches only one type of Christianity, that type of Christianity can be seen through out history until recent times up to around 80-70 years ago.
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5/15/2011 2:56:43 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/15/2011 2:45:19 PM, GodSands wrote:
At 5/15/2011 2:42:17 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
You aren't going to come up with something that all branches of Christianity agree on.

There are so many different beliefs associated with Christianity that I find the label to be meaningless. You might as well just pigeonhole yourself.

Then of course, this is coming from the guy who has his religion set as "Discordian", so try to figure that one out.

There are many denomonations of Christianity, but the Bible teaches only one type of Christianity, that type of Christianity can be seen through out history until recent times up to around 80-70 years ago.

That is a very naive, and very misinformed viewpoint.
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5/15/2011 2:59:31 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/15/2011 2:45:19 PM, GodSands wrote:
At 5/15/2011 2:42:17 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
You aren't going to come up with something that all branches of Christianity agree on.

There are so many different beliefs associated with Christianity that I find the label to be meaningless. You might as well just pigeonhole yourself.

Then of course, this is coming from the guy who has his religion set as "Discordian", so try to figure that one out.

There are many denomonations of Christianity, but the Bible teaches only one type of Christianity, that type of Christianity can be seen through out history until recent times up to around 80-70 years ago.
You mean the cathloic church? What's different between the catholic church back then and what it is today?

Furthermore, how do you know that the bible teaches only one type of christianity?
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5/15/2011 3:00:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/15/2011 2:56:43 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
At 5/15/2011 2:45:19 PM, GodSands wrote:
At 5/15/2011 2:42:17 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
You aren't going to come up with something that all branches of Christianity agree on.

There are so many different beliefs associated with Christianity that I find the label to be meaningless. You might as well just pigeonhole yourself.

Then of course, this is coming from the guy who has his religion set as "Discordian", so try to figure that one out.

There are many denomonations of Christianity, but the Bible teaches only one type of Christianity, that type of Christianity can be seen through out history until recent times up to around 80-70 years ago.


That is a very naive, and very misinformed viewpoint.
What did you expect from godsands?
CosmicAlfonzo
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5/15/2011 3:02:39 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/15/2011 3:00:35 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 5/15/2011 2:56:43 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
That is a very naive, and very misinformed viewpoint.
What did you expect from godsands?

A naive and misinformed viewpoint.
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5/15/2011 4:25:13 PM
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At 5/15/2011 2:59:31 PM, tkubok wrote:

Furthermore, how do you know that the bible teaches only one type of christianity?

Because it is scripture from an omni-max diety, it could not be otherwise unless you reject either of those two foundational premises.
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5/15/2011 10:59:18 PM
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At 5/15/2011 4:25:13 PM, Cliff.Stamp wrote:
At 5/15/2011 2:59:31 PM, tkubok wrote:

Furthermore, how do you know that the bible teaches only one type of christianity?

Because it is scripture from an omni-max diety, it could not be otherwise unless you reject either of those two foundational premises.

While it may or may not have been dictated by a deity, it was written, translated, interpreted, and possibly misinterpreted by humans. It could teach any number of things, including multiple types of christianity.
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5/15/2011 11:05:40 PM
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At 5/15/2011 10:59:18 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:

While it may or may not have been dictated by a deity, it was written, translated, interpreted, and possibly misinterpreted by humans.

That would be rejecting the first part, it is not scripture from the deity, they are interpretations of scripture(s), this being one of the main sources of the fracturing in Christianity which is highly ironic considering the central message of brotherhood.
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5/15/2011 11:09:02 PM
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At 5/15/2011 11:05:40 PM, Cliff.Stamp wrote:
At 5/15/2011 10:59:18 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:

While it may or may not have been dictated by a deity, it was written, translated, interpreted, and possibly misinterpreted by humans.

That would be rejecting the first part, it is not scripture from the deity, they are interpretations of scripture(s), this being one of the main sources of the fracturing in Christianity which is highly ironic considering the central message of brotherhood.

So, what would the scripture from a deity be, then? I don't remember god writing any of the bible himself, he told others what to write.
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5/16/2011 4:27:30 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/15/2011 2:59:31 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 5/15/2011 2:45:19 PM, GodSands wrote:
There are many denomonations of Christianity, but the Bible teaches only one type of Christianity, that type of Christianity can be seen through out history until recent times up to around 80-70 years ago.
You mean the cathloic church? What's different between the catholic church back then and what it is today?

He's not Catholic. He's non-denominational Christian.

Furthermore, how do you know that the bible teaches only one type of christianity?

The Bible teaches the Christianity that follows the Bible word for word.
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CosmicAlfonzo
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5/16/2011 4:37:53 AM
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The problem with a text that is meant to be interpreted on a deeper level than just the words on the paper, is that most people are going to get different ideas.

The bible teaches a lot of valuable lessons, and rarely is it obvious what the lesson or moral is.

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."

With out understanding, you will go down a truly dark path. If you have understanding, the bible will only give you greater insight.

Christian or not, whether you like to admit it, you can learn a lot from the bible. Of course, most people would rather just cherry pick out of context quotations and build some type of opinion from that.

Holding onto the belief that the bible is the literal set apart word of God is going to really screw up your interpretation.
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DATCMOTO
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5/16/2011 7:04:58 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/15/2011 2:26:37 PM, GodSands wrote:
(Don't particlarly like to base these kinds of issues in the religion forum, but I do because people will not approve).

Is being a Christian acknowlegdment of what Christianity is, and saying you like the sound of it or is it more?

Discuss.

Being a Christian means having a relationship with Jesus Christ; of receiving revelation of His Deity and, by Grace, the free gift of eternal Life in Him, being born again Spiritually.

It also involves following His teaching; to love our enemies, pray for those who persecute us etc.. to die to our sinful natures.. to love courageously.. to spread the Mercy He has given us to the world.. to be a light to the world; to show them how a marriage works, how to bring children up etc

This the Church is failing to do; we are way too influenced by the world.
The Cross.. the Cross.