What do you think about Christianity?
Finally: I think Christianity is an ancient, primitive, fear based form of religion, based on an imaginary angry God (who Christians call a loving God) who never appears to anyone, never talks to anyone, never says anything, but demands that we believe in him – or else we burn in hell for eternity.
What can and can’t a Christian do?
As a devout Christian for my entire life, I have often been asked about the things I “can and can’t” do because of my religion. In short, there is nothing a Christian “can’t” do. However, because of our beliefs, we choose to live certain ways in order to best follow our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Do you think Christianity has too much focus on the past?
I think Christianity has too much of a focus on the past and the afterlife instead of on the present and the NOW. The attitude of the Bible and many Christians (and Muslims) seems to be “it doesn’t matter if my life sucks now – because I’ll have riches in Heaven.”
Is there such a thing as a perfect Christian?
The truth is that no Christian is perfect. Many Christians do things they shouldn’t do every day. What’s most important is that they are aware of what they shouldn’t do and they commit to stopping those behaviors through self-reflection, reading the Bible (learn when to capitalize Bible ), prayer, and accountability to other Christians.
What differentiates Christians from non-Christians?
In fact, acknowledging bad behavior and working to improve is what differentiates Christians from many (not all) non-Christians. It is much easier to brush off cheating and ignore it rather than to address the problem and fix it.
What can’t Christians do?
All Christians, regardless of whether they have been committed to their faith for 50 years or for 1 month have committed sin …
What are Christians expected to do?
Christians are generally expected to be modest and to respect and serve others. The goal for their behavior, though impossible, is to live Christ-like (in a similar way that Jesus lived on Earth). There are certain expectations whether it be in appearance, how we should treat others, and how we should think.
What is a hypocrite in Christianity?
Hypocrite is a word often used to describe someone who judges others for their actions, when they do the same actions. As touched on earlier, no Christian is perfect and over their lifetime they will do many things they shouldn’t.
What is the purpose of being a Christian?
Being a Christian is a life commitment to follow God and serve others. A follower of Christ should use their faith to improve their own life, prepare for their future life in heaven, and positively impact the lives of others around them.
Why are Judeo-Christian values important to Western society?
Most of the items on this list are also cultural norms in Western society. This is because Judeo-Christian values helped shaped behavior and governance in western societies.
Do we judge each other?
But the truth is that we judge each other constantly. It’s not only natural, but it’s also instinctual to judge. And we don’t just judge people. We judge the weather, other vehicles on the road, and situations in work and relationship. We are judging every day (check out these Christian Marriage Retreats ).
Why did God create introverts?
God created extroverts and introverts for His glory and pleasure ; one is not better or more “loving” than another. (A book I can’t wait to read is Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking; another introvert friend I look up to recommended it to me.)
What does Jesus teach about non-Christians?
We do a disservice to non-Christians if we try to convince them that following Jesus is all sunshine and roses. Jesus taught the exact opposite! “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
What does Jesus say about being better than everyone else?
Guess what. I’m sure they already know we’re not perfect! So let’s lay the facade aside. Also, the good news of Jesus Christ isn’t that you’re better than everyone else. In Jesus’ words, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners” ( Mark 2:17 ). When we pretend we have it all together, we don’t exalt Jesus Christ; we discredit Him and His gospel.
Why does God want to know?
He wants to know, because He wants to have that close of a relationship with you. It makes me think of Psalm 62:8, “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us” (emphasis added). God invites us not only to feel our deepest feelings but to process them with Him.
Is alcohol a good gift from God?
Alcohol. Just as food is a gift from God but gluttony is sin; so the Bible speaks of alcohol as a good gift from God, but declares drunkenness to be sin ( Eph. 5:18 ). In Psalm 104 the psalmist blesses God for reason after reason, and wine makes the list:
Does trusting in God negate living wisely?
Trusting in God does not negate living wisely. Proverbs 13:22 says “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.” How does he do this without saving? Certainly it’s possible to trust in riches rather than God, but saving money generally displays wisdom, discipline, and a readiness to give to others when the need arises.
Is dancing evil?
Dancing is not evil in and of itself. Sure, some dancing can be done for the purpose of seducing others. But David danced with all his heart to the Lord. Dancing is a fitting response for the redeemed! ( Jer. 31:4, Ps. 30:11–12, Ps. 149:3–4 ).
What Is the Point of Commandments?
To someone who is unfamiliar with religion or is converting to Christianity, it can easily seem restrictive to view the commandments taught by the various religions.
What are the two commandments of Jesus?
Jesus Christ summarized all Christian commandments into just two: (1) Love the Lord thy God, and (2) Love thy neighbor as thyself. All other commandments are merely specific ways to apply those two main laws.
What does it mean to repent when you fall short?
Jesus Christ taught that this an essential ordinance. Have faith in God sufficient to lead us to repent when we fall short. Repentance is the means by which we accept the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Repentance means to put off the natural man and become clean of our sins.
What does it mean when you cut the string on a kite?
It can seem like the string is restrictive. But, if you cut the string, the kite plummets to the ground. The same is true of commandments.
How many commandments are there in the Bible?
The Ten Commandments in the Bible are almost universally accepted by Christians. Some of those commandments that form specific rules are:
What does the Bible say about romantic relationships?
However, we do believe the Bible’s teachings that romantic relationships are ordained by God to be between man and woman. Dedicate Sundays to the Lord. The 10 commandments from the Bible includes the commandment “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.”. During the week, members of the church also visit temples.
Why do we choose to live certain ways?
However, because of our beliefs, we choose to live certain ways in order to best follow our Savior, Jesus Christ. No Christian is perfect save Christ alone, so we all fall short, but we strive to live in a way that would be pleasing to Christ.
What is the Christian mind?
If you have not read them, you will want to do so while they are still available. This book, The Christian Mind, by Harry Blamires is one of those books, first published in 1963.
What is more to reality than the here and now?
There is more to reality than the here and now and what we can see. – An awareness of evil and what it has done in perverting “the noblest things.”. – A conception of truth that depends on God’s revelation. – An acceptance of authority. We must know what God requires and submit to it.
When was the Christian mind first published?
This book, The Christian Mind, by Harry Blamires is one of those books, first published in 1963. If Blamires was not the first to use the phrase “the Christian mind,” he was certainly among the first.
Who wrote the Scandal of the Evangelical Mind?
Mark Noll wroteThe Scandal of the Evangelical Mind in which he concluded, there is no evangelical mind. Earlier, Allan Bloom wrote The Closing of the American Mind with a broader emphasis on how the Western mind is not a thinking mind.
Is the modern mind a secular mind?
First, the modern mind is a secular mind; and secondly, there is no longer a Christian mind. Though we are seeing somewhat of a spiritual revival in our culture, the modern and/or postmodern mind is not oriented towards the supernatural, which is not to be confused with Christianity.
What is Socialism?
Socialism takes various forms. The most brutal and barbarian is Marxist socialism, which was the leading cause of approximately 100,000,000 million state-sponsored killings in the USSR, in China under Mao, and in Cambodia under Pol Pot. The ruling Marxist party becomes the absolute authority—Marxism is atheistic, so there is no fear of God—and brooks no dissent, which it deems counter-revolutionary. All wealth and property are controlled by the state, since private property is considered a source of evil. However, because this Marxist system failed to provide for people’s material needs, Lenin allowed for some capitalism to revive the economy. Similarly, China has seen millions of its people lifted out of poverty by allowing some free enterprise. Sadly, in neither case did political freedom come with economic opportunity and development.
How does socialism affect the economy?
Second, socialism does not allow individuals to advance (or decline) according to their personal industry and resourcefulness. Rather, the state (to one degree or another) controls the economy and takes over essential services such as education, health care and agriculture. It imposes severe taxes on the wealthy, such that they cannot venture to create new goods, services, and jobs. Instead, their money is redistributed by the state, which, in itself, generates no wealth at all. It can only confiscate through taxes; it does not create through productive enterprise. That requires the incentives and opportunities of a free market.
Why does the Bible say socialism is a lifestyle?
Third, some think the Bible endorses socialism because of the lifestyle of the early Church in the Book of Acts. “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had” ( Acts 4:32 ).
What should Christians do in economics?
Concerning economics and politics, Christians should seek the welfare of their communities ( Jeremiah 29:7) as salt and light ( Matthew 5:13-16 ). Besides communicating the gospel to our neighbors, taking care of our families, and supporting our churches, we also should also concern ourselves with the financial welfare of our neighbors, especially the poor and voiceless. Many scriptures challenge us to take up the cause of the needy, to not exploit workers, and to serve Jesus by caring for “the least of these” ( Matthew 25:41-46 ). We should not hoard wealth, but be generous. When we see poverty around us and great disparities between the wealthy and the rest, we may be tempted to embrace socialism as the means to the biblical end of caring for the disadvantaged. But that is a bad idea.
Why did Lenin allow for capitalism?
However, because this Marxist system failed to provide for people’s material needs , Lenin allowed for some capitalism to revive the economy .
What is the elixir of the young?
Let’s consider facts, logic and scripture. Idealism is the elixir of the young. Today many millennial Christians—and some older—are inspired by the socialist vision of the abolition of wealth accumulation in the hands of greedy capitalists and the emergence of economic equality through socialism. Leading the charge in politics is …
Is greed good in capitalism?
Second, some argue that capitalism promotes greed. In the film Wall Street (1987), the leading character, a cut-throat business tycoon, Gordon Gekko, intones that “Greed is good.” No, it isn’t. Jesus knew better: “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions” ( Luke 12:15 ). In a free market society, advertising may appeal to greed, and some businesspeople and consumers may be greedy. But greed comes from the fallen heart and may appear in any society, whether socialist or capitalist ( Mark 7:22 ). Guarding against greed is better done by guarding one’s heart against sin ( Proverbs 4:23) than by exchanging all the good aspects of capitalism for the false promises of socialism. Although it is often said that “Money is the root of all evil,” Paul wrote something quite different: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil” ( 1 Timothy 6:10 ). Greed is one thing; wealth is another.
What is equality feminism?
But did you catch that? Equality feminism focuses on gaining equality in all domains. In a nutshell it means this: Equality for women won’t happen until all traditional gender roles in all domains are equal…as in the same. We’re not equal with men until women can freely swap lifestyles and roles with them.
Why is feminism so great?
In fact, one girl recently wrote us a long comment explaining why feminism is so great. She said, “Feminism is essentially about creating more opportunities for women than previous generations had.”
What do girls say after blogging about feminism?
After blogging on a topic about feminism we ( Girl Defined) usually receive one or two emails from girls saying things like, “Feminism is a great thing! It fights for equality between men and women.” Or, “You are harming women by opposing feminism!”
What would happen if these girls took a quick second to poke their heads underwater?
If these girls took a quick second to poke their heads underwater, they would quickly see the gigantic mass hiding underneath.
Does feministism always put equality front towards the camera?
If that’s truly all feminism was concerned about, this post could end in the next paragraph. But it’s not. Not even close. Feminism always puts the “equality” front towards the camera because it’s the most attractive side.
Can a Christian woman agree 100% with God’s Word?
Here’s the hard to swallow truth: As a Christian woman , you can’t agree 100% with God’s Word and agree 100% with feminism at the same time. They just don’t mix in most areas. In fact, if we threw all of the feminist ideologies into the same pot, the Bible would strongly oppose 99% of it.
Do feminists stand for the above causes?
The average American would agree that most feminists strongly stand for the above causes . I don’t know about you, but those are some serious anti-biblical “rights.” Right?
What does Jesus say about giving a banquet?
But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.”.
What are the three words in quotation marks?
A “miracle”. A “blessing”. An “anointing”. (The last three words in quotation marks are code words Christians use to ask God for money similar to the way new age ‘spiritual’ types use the words “abundance” and “manifesting” to try to make their greed sound spiritual).
How many books are in the Bible?
The Bible is a combination of 66 books written by 44 different authors over a period of 1500 years. Of course it’s going to contradict itself. It’s difficult to have an objective conversation about the Bible because Atheists refuse to see any good in it, and Christians refuse to see any bad.
What is the greatest cause of atheism in the world today?
“The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.” – Brennan Manning
How many Christians have never seen Jesus?
99.99% of Christians have never seen God/Jesus/a miracle – or anything spiritual or supernatural. That’s just stuff they read about in the Bible. But it’s not a part of their daily experience. There’s also a massive disconnect between what they read in the Bible and what they experience day to day.
What did Jesus teach?
The teachings of Jesus intuitively felt right to me. Do to others as you would have them do to you. Love your neighbor as yourself. Be good. Don’t do evil. How can anyone argue with that?
Why can’t you pass Jesus off as a moral teacher?
As C.S Lewis said in his famous book “Mere Christianity” you couldn’t just pass Jesus off as a great moral teacher, because someone who said the kinds of things that Jesus said wouldn’t be a great moral teacher – he would either be insane or evil, or telling the truth, and you had to decide for yourself what it was.