Christians should use christ's example to illustrate god's love and need for a relationship with us” – nate what [jesus] desires is a heart that seeks after him in everything that we do – brittany “personally jesus is many things to me and means many things to me first he is god's son and is the best example of who god. Question like this how do i go about answering this i'm glad that you are thinking about how best to answer your friend's question and you are right, that is a very broad question i will try and so being a christian means we can rest from striving to win god's approval because jesus has done it for us thirdly, having. It was only after becoming a christian that i began to understand what believers mean when they say this -- and it's not necessarily what joy behar may think. Concise doctrinal statements or confessions of religious beliefs are known as creeds (from latin credo, meaning i believe) they began as baptismal formulae and were later expanded during the christological controversies of the 4th and 5th centuries to become statements of faith many evangelical protestants reject. It provokes many questions for me for example: how does this relate to the doctrine of perseverance and does this mean that, in some sense, it is up to me to keep me in god's family could you give a brief, apj-length overview of john's theology of abiding in christ” this is huge i mean the challenge.
Christianity is today the world's most widespread religion, with more than a billion members, mainly divided between the roman catholic, protestant, and eastern orthodox churches it originated among the jewish followers of jesus of nazareth, who believed that he was the promised messiah (or 'christ'), but the christian. “be perfect, or you're a failure” — jesus ok, obviously, jesus never said this we know jesus we understand that he is god wrapped in flesh, kind and ever- loving and yet, we often become paralyzed at the mention of one short verse in which we assume jesus says just that: matthew 5:48 it reads, “be. Who or what determines the answer and where should we go to find the answer only the bible has the answers to those questions acts 11:26 tells us, “the disciples were first called christians in antioch” the word “christian” means “a follower of christ” the word “disciple” in this same verse means “student” or “ pupil.
In my past, i would hear things like: “good news good news here's how to get saved: believe in jesus” i was thinking, “saved from what jesus who” obviously, there was something missing in the approach that these well meaning christians used with me, and it is important, then, to learn to be better. We hear a lot about conscience, but what exactly does it mean the general concept of conscience can be found in almost every human culture, but it has a unique and distinctive meaning for christians the greek term for conscience ( suneidesis) occurs more than two dozen times in the bible, and serves. Since i came into my spiritual identity, i have identified as a progressive christian i have always been fascinated by jesus, by his message, by his mission, and i have dedicated my life to it, whatever form that may take but i have never been completely comfortable as a progressive christian yes, the term.
When christians talk about abundant life in christ, they share some common beliefs and have points where their ideas diverge, as a wikipedia article attests but scripture is clear that our new life is a reality second corinthians 5:17 talks about this life when it says, “therefore, if anyone is in christ, they are. What does it mean to speak of jesus as the “christ” this word is one of the most important, basic words in a christian's vocabulary but it isn't until you dig into the bible's ancient context that you that see its surprising imagery and some of its most important implications first of all, the word “christ” comes. Christians from all the traditions of the church – roman catholic, orthodox, and protestant – believe that the bible is the word of god that is why in most traditional churches, the declaration, 'this is the word of the lord', is made after the lector reads the assigned portion of the bible in the lectionary.
When people call themselves a christian, what does that mean what does the from a “christian” family to others, it means you believe in jesus or the religion that is based on jesus' teachings “however, if you suffer as a christian , do not be ashamed, but praise god that you bear that name” (1 peter 4:16) they were.
How is it that a people of faith, a people who have experienced grace, be so graceless i feel competent to speak into this issue because i was for years (and perhaps am often still) one of those mean christians loud arrogant how do we get to such a place. There are certain christian sects (such as the amish) who believe in a christ apart from culture model of evangelism however, such separation is not the biblical norm to be not of the world requires us to be free of worldly influence this does not mean that we do not participate in government or typical social processes. Many christians think the trinity is something they are supposed to spit out as part of their orthodoxy without needing to understand it very well we have the idea—one we've taken for granted and never examined—that we can get on without any knowledge about the trinity that's a problem, especially.