I think that some aren't some are. In every religion, there are bad people, but I think there is more good than bad in Christians today. They do help people, and many charities are Christian/started by Christians. MayorCheeseburger says it is republican parties, but your political views surely do not make you un-Christlike unless you believe in murder.
Hello, i believe we do. I am a christian. There is no certain way we are supposed to act. We just need to have faith. And believe in god. Yes, we have to do good things, but dont we all? We dont have certain expectations. So that is what i think. All we have to do is belive in god and do the right things. But we all mess up, sometimes. Its because were human, we will never be perfect.
Now, this is admittedly a generalization, but most of today's Christian's are not Christ-like. Jesus preached in forgiveness, not the electric chair. He healed the sick, he preached what today we would call socialism, and was an advocate for the poor. Jesus spoke about turning the other cheek, not invading middle eastern countries because of "terrorist run governments".
Matthew 19:24 -- And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Matthew 19:21 -- Jesus said to him, 'If thou dost will to be perfect, go away, sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.'
Luke 12:33-34 -- Sell what ye have, and give alms: provide yourselves bags, which become not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Just look at the Vatican or any church for that matter, why would someone need such extravagance to worship? Why would you need a building dedicated to your god, isn't just devoting your life enough? Although I do think that conservatives give much more of their income to charity, how do you reconcile the republican parties seemingly endless blood lust with Jesus's views on how we should forgive each other.
Unfortunately most "Christians" are not Christlike because they are not true Christians to begin with. Too many people (including myself) have spent years in church but never had a true conversion. We were duped into thinking all we had to do was say a prayer and we were saved. This is so wrong. We must first have realization of the holiness of God and the debts of our own depravity. This leads to repentance and a true conversion. Only then will the Holy Spirit begin to conform us to the image of Christ and this will take a lifetime.
As a Christian, I can say that I am not Christ-like at all. Christ was, according to our religion, a perfect and sinless man, and humans can never be this way. Christians look at the New Testament, and peoples account of Jesus and what he did, and also how his followers tried to be like him/encourage people to be like him after his death, to see what Jesus was like as a man, and they try to live by similar values and adopt similar characteristics (loving, generous etc). However they will never be completely Christ-like, as they can never be sinless
Not based on the descriptions of Christ I've ever heard. Many Christians hypocritically so participate in greed and corruption, ignore the needy, look out for self-interest and hold political or personal grudges. Not the signs of forgiveness that Jesus allegedly portrayed in the Bible. In fact, most Christians in my experience can only reference a few passages that they feel are relevant to them.
There are good men. Jesus was a great man. Wherever he went, he preached love and peace. Today, the whole world has to fight to live on another day. No one could be so pure in spirit as he was. Even if you believe him to be complete bunk, he's a good person to aspire to. But we can never be like him. But, that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.
A lot of Christians of today are quite hypocritical,and do not respect other peoples beliefs.A lot of them try to impose their religion on others.The whole ''love thy neighbor'' does not apply to a lot of them,as,some believe that so called ''sinners'',who in reality are simply fulfilling basic human desires (e.G masturbation,sex before marriage,etc..),are going to hell.
It's almost impossible to be completely Christ-like, even if we try. We still have hate and greed in our lives no matter how "good" we try to be. But when it boils down to it, that's what being a Christian is; accepting that we are not perfect and need Christ to save us and make us holy.