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what religion are you, which one do you think is the right one???
I am of no religion, I am a follower of Christ, and I believe that is what God intended from the begining.
He did not intend for the divisions to be in the body. With every one saying, I am right. I am of this camp. I follow that person. I follow that doctrine. I belive this. I belive that.
He warns us of this in his word. One of the last prayers that Jesus prayed, is Father, I pray that they (his followers) may become one, as you and I are one.
WE HAVE NOT DONE THAT !!!
We are divided into all kinds of different camps. Tell me, how that is justified by the word?
This brings confusion to the ones looking on, in the valley of decision, trying to figure out what is right and what is wrong. Will God hold us accountable for them ??
I think so.
Can we repent and change?? Yes.
Can we become one??? As Jesus prayed???
Only if we give up our foolish pride, and truly turn to him. Leaving everything else behind. Is he worth it? You bet... Are the souls not yet saved, worth it, You bet...
Would Christ be pleased?? You got it... Yes.
What doctrine to we camp around? That of Christ. We add nothing to it, and we take nothing from it. And we take the whole thing. Not just the part that pleases us. Line upon line, precept upon precept. And we do not divide ourselves from those who believe upon the name of Jesus, as Savior and Lord. We can say how we understand the word, without alienating others that may not understand it exactly as we do.
For those of us who call ourselves Christians, we need to be about the Fathers business, that of loving our neighbor as ourself, not seperating ourselves into camps, and bringing divisions, that never should have been there to begin with.
Father God, help us to become one, as you and the Son are one. Amen.
I believe in One God. I believe in his Son Jesus Christ. I believe that Christ came to earth to establish the kingdom of God on earth. I believe that he suffered, died and was buried. I believe that he rose from the dead and ascended into heaven.
I believe that "God the Father of mercies, through the death and ressurection of his Son has reconcilled the world to himself and sent the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins."
I believe that the word "Church" refers to the communion of all believers; the bride of the lamb; the body of Christ (see Jn 17; Eph 5; Rev 21:9-14). I believe that the Chruch is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. Christ established one Church upon the Rock (Kephas in Aramaic; Peter in English). The Church "is the pillar and foundation of truth" (1 Tim 3:15).
"The Schismatic is worse than the heretic, because the schismatic divides the Body of Christ." (St. Augustine)
I believe all this because I recognize the witnesses in the scriptures, which the Dead sea scrolls have demonstrated are from the 1st century AD. I see no credible evidence that disputes their authenticity. I also recognize the writings and witness of the earliest Christians who were willing to die for their faith (see the writings of St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Clement of Rome, & St. Irenaus). I recognize that the successors of the Apostles are still bearing good fruit in their teachings on faith and morals (see Christifidelis Laici and Theology of the Body)
I am a Roman Catholic.
Interesting. I've used Silverwing's argument before: that 'I'm not religious, I follow Jesus'. There is a point to it - 'religious' conveys ritual, segregation, holier-than-thou-ism and a lot of other things that Jesus did not encourage. 'Christianity' is a religion, but following Jesus is not necessarily a very 'religious' thing to do. How 'religious' do people look when they're cleaning out litter-infested parks, screaming at a rock concert, sitting with the dying in impoverished streets, researching on the net or marching to call for democracy in Burma? None of those things is exactly 'churchy', but they're all things I know Christians have been doing recently in order to follow their Lord Jesus. Jesus was in major trouble with the 'religious' people of his day. So, whilst Christianity is a religion, I stand by Silverwng's right to say that she's not religious - I think some of Jesus' most faithful followers aren't.
And her other comments about unity are very important.
So your coworker is an Evangelical Christian Most Christians are. . This is the best discription I could find to discribe it. . . The term 'evangelical', in a lexical but less commonly used sense, refers to anything implied in the belief that Jesus is the Messiah. The word comes from the Greek word for 'Gospel' or 'good news': ευαγγελιον evangelion, from eu- "good" and angelion "message". In that strictest sense, to be evangelical would mean to be merely Christian, that is, founded upon, motivated by, acting in agreement with, spreading the "good news" message of the New Testament.
Maybe your coworker needs a brighter bulb. . .
I'm a Christian. I go to an international evangelical church - with people from Africa, Asia, the US and Europe (at the moment - it keeps changing, of course, as others move into the area).
Of course I believe that it's right to follow Jesus, but I also believe it would be very wrong indeed to get into a mean-spirited argument about that, so like the others, I really hope everyone who answers will be 'respectful, tolerant and polite'.
there is one right religeon:the one you believe in. im athiest, because I dont believe in anything exept whats down here. if you believe in God, Allah, Buddah(I believe in him, but I dont follow his ways. a lot of people existed, and their stories have been exagerated)than thats what you believe. and if someone gets in your way, push them out. stand your ground; you are who you are.
"Until Victory Always" -Ernesto "Che" Guevara
A former coworker of mine described himself as an "evangelical" and said that Christianity was a relationship and not a religion.
I realize that a Christian's relationship with Christ is what defines them (or at least it should). However, Christianity is still a religion and a person who believes in Christ is a Christian. It's nice evangelical spin but spin nonetheless.
I am a pagan/wiccan. I worship nature and the forces that surround us everyday. the reason I believe this is right is because it can be proven that this is the basis for most every religion today. pagans were here from the dawn of time. I will be respectfull and tolerant and polite, and leave it at that. to each his (or her) own.
iam a muslim, and iam very proud to be, I think its right for me cause we worship one Great God our ''Creator'' ,and we believe in all God's Messengers, Prophets, Books and Religions, so I believe that everyone has the right and freedom to follow any religion or belief.
Wow, this question has the potential of heated arguments if you ask which one everyone thinks is the right one.
I'm a Christian, and I attend a Church of Christ. But I believe everyone has a right to believe whatever they want, and attend wherever they would like.
*** Christ did not come to set up a religion... *** I hate to say it but "religion - A man's expression of his acknowledgement of god." A follower of Christ is a Christian. . . A Christian is one who practices Christianity. . . . CHRISTIANITY IS A RELIGION!!!
Excuse me while I laugh at the idea that Christianity isn't a religion.
I have no religion and I think all claims stating that a god or gods exists are wrong. I can't imagine anyone following a religion that they don't think is the right one.
I don't have a religion. I'm an atheist.
I don't follow any religion. I don't believe in gods, angels, demons, spirits, ghosts, or faries.
Ever consider "none of the above" as the answer to which religion to choose?
every one has its own right but there must be only one right,I can not worship three gods or I can not say that there is no god and I am a muslim and I am a proud of being musim
...choking on it now, hmm? And earlier, it was quote, "...the very life that they breathe..."
Would you care to clarify? Do you breathe religion, or choke on it?
I was a Christian till I saw the light!
Now I don't live my life to any rules set down by ignorant goat herders thousands of years ago in another country,
Roman Catholic. Go talk to an awesome Catholic apologist, and he or she will be able to show you that Catholicism is the one true way. Seriously, do it.
*** I am of no religion, I am a follower of Christ*** WHAT?!?!?!?!?! talk about confusing. . . Captains going to have a field day with that one. . .
I'm a Christian and like texaskimmie I am a Member of the Church of Christ. And like most people of strong faith I believe mine is right. . .
Christ did not come to set up a religion... He came to set up relationship. '
Religion is what the world chokes on. Not Gods love.
I guess the distinction would be between 'religion' and 'organized religion'
iam Muslim and love it...but every one has there own beleives and rights...
One of many religions which acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior !!
I am a morman I really think it is the right church!
I am Christian ,the only true religion