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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by youngturk View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yes. I believe Christianity is the true religion.

    Any Christian that answers otherwise is ignoring his own theology, as Christianity excludes all non-Christ-centered belief systems as false or at least inadequate.

    Some like to think all paths lead up the same mountain, but that isn't particularly biblical.
    youngturk, Goshin's response is exactly what I am talking about.

    There is little to be critical of Goshin's response as it matches what I am talking about when it comes to the idea of agreeing with an ideology or not. There is little reason for a Christian, or Jew, or Muslim to answer the question anything other than the belief that their faith is the true faith. Anything less would be an example of questioning that faith, at a minimum questioning the basic tenets that brought that faith into existence in the first place.
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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by youngturk View Post
    It's just my religion" is always an option
    If that is true, then it is not their faith. It is simply what they put down on census documents.
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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by youngturk View Post
    Well,someone who was born in the US might think it's the true religion,an Arab might think it's Islam and some Indian might think Buddhism is the true one.

    I don't see why it would be impossible for people from any religion to vote for the 3rd option?"It's just my religion" is always an option
    The Poll is calling for Christians to vote. If you are Christian, you are not going to believe that there is "no true religion". If you are Christian, you accept Christ as the Savior, who singularly reconciled a perfect God to a sinful man. One of the fundamental precepts of Christianity is the notion that no one can come to the father except through Christ...

    "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6).

    Read more: Is Jesus the only way to Heaven?

    That said, Christianity is the belief that Christ is the Messiah that God promised to his people, the Jews. Christianity is an extension of Judaism. Christians (Gentiles) have been grafted onto the vine

    "...But some of these branches from Abraham's tree--some of the people of Israel--have been broken off. And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, have been grafted in. So now you also receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God's special olive tree..."
    (From Romans 11: 17 NLT)...

    Therefore, Judaism is a part of the Truth...

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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by youngturk View Post
    I understand,this piece of info made it really clear.I honestly didn't know about it.

    And yeap,I can't speak for Jews but Quran says all non-Muslims will basically burn in hell.Not all Muslims but some Muslims believe it's unfair since it wouldn't be possible for someone who was born into a non-Muslim family to explore Islam.
    it is a lie .Qoran claims all good people ( also the ones who believe in god whether they are muslim or not ) will be in heaven ,you shouldnt start such threads before reading the book.
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    Re: A question for Christians

    Non sequitur. Your facts are uncoordinated. If someone didn't believe that Christianity was the true religion, why would he practice it? If he doesn't practice what he believes then I submit that he is not a Christian.

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    Re: A question for Christians

    There is no true religion. For their to be a true religion would imply man's understanding of God which is far from possible. We as humans cannot truly know that there is a God (I believe there is but no way to know one way or the other). If we cannot know if there is a God, we cannot begin to know why he created life, or what he wants or expects from us, or if he cares if or how we worship or live our lives which are the basic foundations of religion. Since these things that we cannot know are founded on speculation of what people believe God wants or expects then it is all just opinion. And if it is opinion, then we cannot claim it to be true religion.
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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    The Koran also says Jesus Christ will return to fight the Anti-christ and Christians will realize Islam is the true religion.

    Return of Jesus
    no it doesn't mention such a thing
    Last edited by Medusa; 06-13-15 at 03:20 AM.
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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    no it doesn't mention such a thing
    So those are not quotes from the Koran? [at the link)
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    Matt. 10:32-33

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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    So those are not quotes from the Koran? [at the link)
    in the original QORAN there isnt anything referring to jesus in that verse and there is nothing placed in the parantheses.these verses are connected with each other .dont believe in everything you read on the internet please.in the previous verse God says Christ is just his prophet .in another one he says Christ wasnt crucified and another guy who looked like him was killed.translators always change the meaning of Qoran.I read this book believe me . there are some words placed in parantheses in its translations but there is no parantheses in the original one
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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Obvious bait thread is obvious.

    There is no real reason for a believer of Christianity to argue that their faith is not true. Why would one follow any faith under the consideration that it is not the true religion?
    The term 'Christian' can be very broad and include the commited as well as those who are Christian only due to ethnic or cultural background, or who self identify as religiously Christian with out truly caring that Christianity is an exclusionary religion as far as religous truth goes. As a result, such people could easily answer the poll in the negative.

    In short, your objection to the poll make perfect sense logically. People, however, are not always logical and always formulate their religous beliefs strictly " by the book ".

    As a side note, the same is true for Islam in places like Instanbul Turkey where there many people who self identify as Muslim because of their ethnic or cultural backgrounds and / or are not concerned that like Christianity, Islam is exclusionary. As a result, a poll there would also yield a lot of logically inconsistent answers.
    Last edited by Cryptic; 06-14-15 at 09:05 AM.

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