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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I am not a fan of any organized religion. I heard/read/saw somewhere the other day something that summed up the way I feel exactly. The quote was "religion is a divider. Spirituality is a uniter." And it made me think - religion is a divider. How many different religions are there? Tons.

    I follow the teachings of Christ, but don't belong to a church. I haven't been to a church in probably 20 years. I live my life, and try to raise my family, in the ways that we are supposed to live according to the Bible.

    But I would never say one religion is right, or another is wrong. Who am I to say? I'm nobody. I'm not God. I'm not St. Peter, standing at the Pearly Gates. I don't know who will make it and who won't. I just live my life and teach my kids in the best way possible. That's the best that anybody can do, in my opinion.

    Seems to me that those who do follow the teachings of Jesus are quite at odds with far too many self-professed Christians these days.

    Since it was Paul who was most influential in creating the religion of Christianity, and Paul never even met Jesus, the religion of Christianity has something of a disconnect from Jesus hard-wired into it from the get go. Most people accept the dogma of Paul's epiphany on the road to Damascus. I see him as an opportunist who saw an opportunity to hijack a leadership role among those he had been persecuting in order to stamp his own message on the movement. He co-opted it instead of battling it.

    For all intents and purposes, the religion as practiced by the more intolerant Christians should be called Paulianity.
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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    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...
    I love that verse. It gives a real visual for anyone who understands grafting.
    one plant is selected for its roots and this is called the stock or rootstock. The other plant is selected for its stems, leaves, flowers, or fruits and is called the scion or cion. The scion contains the desired genes to be duplicated in future production by the stock/scion plant.]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafting
    I would say that Judiasm is more than just part of the truth but the actual roots. And like any tree that has been grafted, the weakest point is the graft.
    Successful grafting only requires that a vascular connection take place between the grafted tissues. Joints formed by grafting are not as strong as naturally formed joints, so a physical weak point often still occurs at the graft because only the newly formed tissues inosculate with each other. The existing structural tissue (or wood) of the stock plant does not fuse.
    Today in Christianity there are those who deny the root in which they were grafted to.

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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Are there versons of the Koran with built-in study guides similar to NIV Quest study bible? [http://www.zondervan.com/niv-quest-study-bible-1]
    I cant see the link I think
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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    The Bible outlines how one should live their lives. It ain't easy but, the guidance is there.
    The Bible is also extremely subjective and should not always be taken at face value.
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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Seems to me that those who do follow the teachings of Jesus are quite at odds with far too many self-professed Christians these days.

    Since it was Paul who was most influential in creating the religion of Christianity, and Paul never even met Jesus, the religion of Christianity has something of a disconnect from Jesus hard-wired into it from the get go. Most people accept the dogma of Paul's epiphany on the road to Damascus. I see him as an opportunist who saw an opportunity to hijack a leadership role among those he had been persecuting in order to stamp his own message on the movement. He co-opted it instead of battling it.

    For all intents and purposes, the religion as practiced by the more intolerant Christians should be called Paulianity.
    Do you have more information on this? I'd never heard this and would like to read more about it.
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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    The Bible is also extremely subjective and should not always be taken at face value.
    unless the comment takes in perspective, cultural norms of the era, to whom it is addressed and who wrote it, it's poo poo, ka ka.

    Otherwise when Paul tells one church their women should be "quiet" in church, he would conflict with when he tells another their women should speak out.
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    Re: A question for Christians

    The finger that points at the moon is not the moon.

    I don't think there is "one" "true" religion.
    “Now it is not good for the Christian’s health to hustle the Aryan brown,
    For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
    And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
    And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”

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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    I cant see the link I think
    NIV Quest Study Bible
    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 Medusa View Post
    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
    Right. And Homer didn't really write the Illiad, it was actually another guy who was also named Homer.

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    Re: A question for Christians

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Right. And Homer didn't really write the Illiad, it was actually another guy who was also named Homer.
    qoran says this...
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