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Old Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Molearner Molearner is offline
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Sometimes we need a dose of reality and truth. IMO this quote of G.K. Chesterton provides this......."Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried". It is much easier to say that you are a millionare than to say you are a Christian because the former can easily be proven to be true or not, whereas the latter is almost impossible to be proven as true. This is the source of irritation for 'non-Christians' to hear another declare that they are Christian. With even a rudimentary knowledge of the precepts of Christianity it can easily be demonstrated that one fails to adhere to the principles of Christianity. Can one demonstrate that they have obeyed the 2 great commandments of Christ? Who is excluded from 'all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God'?

The prayer of the publican is the most legitimate prayer in the Bible.......'Lord have mercy on me, a sinner'..........most of us fall into the category of the Pharisee who praised himself in comparison to others. We do not need a more open-minded Christianity........rather, we need Christianity. Period.

Technically, IMO, we should declare that we aspire to be Christian. That we believe in Christianity and accept the truth and wisdom that it reveals. But to say that 'I am a Christian' is tantamount to saying that 'I am fully enlightened'. It is actions that validate whom we declare to be.....not beliefs, memberships, etc. that we might have or possess.
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Old Today, 06:56 AM
barrynu barrynu is offline
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Originally Posted by Molearner
. We do not need a more open-minded Christianity........rather, we need Christianity. Period.

I agree.....but to be a "real" Christian we must love our neighbors and turn the other cheek.

This means love all people,Muslims,Hindu's,Buddhist's,Atheist's,Gay's, Lesbians,, ect...

This means stop lashing back at people when they upset us.(happens a lot here)
and we must not judge or cast stones.
I Believe the only way to achieve this for many Christians that fall short, is to be more Open Minded.
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Old Today, 07:22 AM
SeekerOfKnowledge SeekerOfKnowledge is online now
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Originally Posted by barrynu
and we must not judge or cast stones.
This, basically, is how I see it. We should not judge. Or feel superior or inferior because of our nationality, color of skin, religion, sexual orientation, music taste, social class, looks, education or profession, clothing style or what ever.
"It is raining."
"Be happy then."
"Why should I be happy when it's raining?"
"Because when you are not happy, it will be raining still."
No matter who you are, no matter your gender, color of skin, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, music taste or what ever, I fail to see any difference here.
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"Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect"

We can but aspire...
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