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How do you know if you are a Christian? Never mind religion – what is the Bible definition of a Christian?

How do you know if you are a Christian? Never mind religion – what is the Bible definition of a Christian?

I don’t give thumbs down – so if you have one, it wasn’t me! Some fabulous answers here. It’s going to take me some time to go through them all thoroughly, so please be patient.
Robert R talked about being born again as a result of obeying the gospel of Christ – isn’t it the other way round? We are born again and then Holy Spirit then produces in us the fruits of the Spirit. Agree with you that Jesus is both Jehovah and Christ (although no Jehovah’s Witness would agree with that).

oatesmokid – I agree with all you said about believing in Jesus and the Bible, repenting and being baptised and loving one another. However, your religion would denounce me as being part of false religion – because your religion claims to be the only true religion and everyone else is going to perish when Armageddon comes. That would include me, yet I am a born again, baptised, Bible believing Christian.

troll to troll – agree with what you said about being under the discipline of Christ, surrendering our all to Him, etc. But something’s lacking – that salvation is all of God and nothing of us – it’s a free gift and we have to be humbled before we can accept God’s sovereignty.
Heart warming answers from zena e (thanks for the Greek words and their explanations, epsecially about being born from above), and from Jereme K.

Annsan – Amen sister, and praise God that we are heirs with Christ and it is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that convicts us. Can you tell us which hymn it is you quote from, because the words are so beautiful.
I’m just about to chose Best Answer. Brace yourselves. It goes on a bit; in fact, it’s one of the most exhaustive answers I’ve ever got (that will teach me to ask). However, you will be blessed. Just persevere (trust me, I’m a Christian).

Best answer:

Answer by jinenglish68
the Bible doesn’t define Christianity, it only sort of defines Judaism.

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What does the protestant religion believe in?

What does the protestant religion believe in?
The fact that both of the Churches are not close to being the one Church they were before the Western Reformation.

In the Orthodox Church, if a Bishop, Priest, or Deacon is found to be praying with heretics, he is immediately relieved of his duty. One cannot participate religiously with the heterodox (non-orthodox) nor the heretics (those who conflict with orthodoxy). This is demonstrated in the words of Saint Paul, when he said: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Cor. 6:14, KJV).

Orthodoxy cannot merge and become one with heresy nor heterodoxy. It is not a matter of specific dogma and doctrines, but a matter of belief, and unbelief, orthodox and heresy.

Those of the Roman Church cannot take communion of the Orthodoxy in the East, for they are not orthodox, nor can the heretics in the West take communion in the Roman Church for they are not Latin in belief.

In addition to Orthodoxy not mixing with heterodoxy, Saint Paul also warns us: “Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord” (1 Cor. 11:27). Paul is conveying the message to us that we must be worthy to partake, with our sins confessed, and humbled in fasting in order to partake of the most holy Eucharist

If you have anything to add to this, please do. I think i believe in the same things as the protestants, but i would most definately like to learn more. What EXACTLY does the protestant religion believe in?

Best answer:

Answer by JH
“The Protestant Religion” encompasses thousands of denominations and all of them have different beliefs.

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Did the “Devil” create religion?

Did the “Devil” create religion?
Read this question, according to history Christianity is the most evil religion. Of course they hide behind the mask of “righteousness”…
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/?qid=1006042009518&r=w

Best answer:

Answer by tjknoclass
No man did>

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Have the words “religion” and “religious” become pejorative?

Have the words “religion” and “religious” become pejorative?
My grandmother used to talk about people who were “religious” and mean it in a good way, implying that these people were being “good Christians”, doing God’s work, being very faithful, whatever.

But I see people nowadays who say they’re “spiritual but not religious”, describing being “religious” as just going through the superficial motions of religion.

And I see Christians saying that their religion is not, in fact, a religion, implying that religion is something superficial, dogmatic, pedantic, whatever.

So…are these words now outmoded? Has the word “religion” and being “religious” ceased to mean something good? And what word is next to go? What are religious/spiritual people going to describe themselves as when “spiritual” goes out of fashion?

Best answer:

Answer by Mezmarelda
I think you are right.

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Is the history of religion in Poland as bloody as in Great Britain?

Is the history of religion in Poland as bloody as in Great Britain?
I am not trying to be disrespectful. I am moving to Poland at the end of May. I have been reading about Polish history and have some questions. Under the Piast Dynasty, Mieszko I, was baptized in 966, as a Catholic. Christianity became the nation’s religion, to which the most Poles converted over the next centuries. Today Catholicism is the predominant religion.

My question is – in England under Henry Vlll and his daughter, Bloody Mary – many people were killed for not accepting the Catholic faith or Henry’s version of it. Did Poland go through a similar situation? Or were the people able to make the decision on their own to convert from the belief in Svetovid, the Slavic god of war, fertility, and abundance? Or were the people persecuted and forced to change?

Best answer:

Answer by Mirek
It’s a topic that would be ommited by many Poles. Many Poles are still very religious and tend to percieve history (both “national” and “of catholicism”) in a bit… ahistorical way.

We don’t have any specific information about particular persecutions – we only know that Mieszko and later rulers met some resistance after conversion. Officials began to destroy pagan temples and sacred sites and it surely ended in some cases with violence. The true conversion of the entire society took few centuries. Archeologists found many sites of late medieval pagan worship. It’s not easy to “convert a state”. Imagine Italians or Americans from “Bible belt” asked to change their religion to Islam because the president said so. Would they convert peacefully? Of course not. Some may resist violently, some may still practise christian rituals in their private and “hidden” churches/chapels. But if conversion also open a way to better life (those who worshipped an “official god” surely were better percieved by king and other officials) – people will slowly change their religion. It may take few centuries, but it’s almost inevitable.

But after that Poland became very tolerant. Sure – some “witches” burned also here, but for many centuries Christians (catholic, protestant, orthodox), Jews and Muslims lived peacefully here and this religious freedom was wider than in the rest of Europe.

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Question for everyone…….no matter what religion or whatever?

Question for everyone…….no matter what religion or whatever?
Why can’t we have more fun and goofy questions?

What happened to humor that isn’t sarcastic and stupid?

Why can’t we make fun of one another without intending our jokes to hurt anyone and why can’t we let people make harmless jokes at us?

Write a joke….I don’t care……something goofy and funny but something that everyone would probably laugh at.

Here’s one from me, now you write one too……..

I went out to eat at Fridays tonight with my boyfriend,
I ordered the brownie obession desert and they waiter told me that they didn’t have any more nuts, I said, “aww man” and the waiter said, “Yeah it’s just not the same without the nuts.”
I said, “Thats what she said!”

Get it? Pass it on and put type your own.
It’s starting to get boring being serious all the time..but I LIKE this section. I just wish that everyone would lighten up a bit cause I am starting to get mad at stupid things now. Lets all just lighten up and be cool,who cares anymore about who believes what. Lets just all be cool and ask our questions and answer our answers and have fun, we are all just human anyways right? You have to deal with stuff like this everyday out in the real world, at least when you are at home on the computer you can try and get away, right? Come one people…..write a joke.

Best answer:

Answer by Ivy
well it’s hard to expect lightheartedness in a section about religion, when religion is one of the most personal subjects you might ever discuss.

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Egypt : How do you say ” religion ” in arabic ?

Egypt : How do you say ” religion ” in arabic ?
Okay so inspired by many comments , situations , people , etc etc .. i came to argue with myself about whats called ” religious behavior ” .. I don’t understand anymore where does the limit stand , Egypt is full of elevations and extreme thoughts .. and right now im not arguing in what does the Quran says .. because i will honestly get mixed up even more ..

But to take it slowly .. mowdo3 shaking hands! , girls dont shake hands w ma3rfsh eh .. but they give evil looks to other people that obviously implies that their thoughts are not precisely pure and good-willed .. to be honest right now , i think people care too much and sometimes its the ONLY thing that they care about is … what others say about them .. ya3ni those girls dont shake hands 3ashan el nas t2ool 3alehom mo7tarameen .. since they dont control their evil inner self .. wala homa mesh 3arfeen en rabena knows everything ? .. no offence to anyone , i swear .. with all my respect to everyone , im just pointing out a certain type of people here .. who are faking everyone , themselves and most importantly Rabena! .. im not trying to judge people , bas its annoying how much people changed the meaning of ” decency ” and ” religious ” ..

okay one recent situation .. – in uni , we were sitting .. a big group , and this guy was always teasing/joking with one of the girls …homa wa5deen 3ala ba3d gedan ( she slapped him once last year .. kanet bet-hazar ) .. and mara wa7da .. the girl was like ” enta btestahbel yalah! , enta et3adet 7ododak ma3aya 3ala fekra ..and she started screaming .. and we all were like -_- ) .. anyway haza2eto 3ala asas enaha mega decent and she doesnt allow guys to joke with her .. same day la2etha a3da 3ala 7egr wa7ed tani :S

With all this pressure around me , and all those extremist opinions , i feel lost i must say … and i find it very difficult to live in such a society .. maho ya ema neb2a religious society .. ya ema fakes ba2 ! .. laken el estehbal dah .. is honestly not healthy .. and hard to deal with !
Sa3at bala2i nafsi f mawakef .. w byeb2a odami two different , extreme opinions .. ya ema keda .. ya ema keda! .. and i hate it ! .. i must say i cant be 100% religious .. and i cant get over my limits bardo w a3mel 7aga mesh a5la2i or smth .. but sometimes im forced to choose one way ..
im not sure if you guys can get what im saying here , and im not sure about my question either .. and im not waiting for replies like ” pray and god will help you ” .. seriously 3adena el senn beta3 those advices .. and trust me awl 7aga ba3melha everyday is praying .. im talking now from like a deeper point .. a psychological issue kinda ..

its like choosing between jumping men dor el 400 .. or .. getting shot in the head 50 times ..
@ Lovable babie : noooooo , 5ales 😀 , i actually love your answers ..i just pointed that out to elaborate my point en people are fake =/

@ 3ala2 and Curse : you guys didnt get my point here .. ana mesh za3lana 3al nas bte3melo .. yewal3o b gas !! im just saying en the society changed the meaning of whats correct which made this huge gap between extreme thoughts , leading people to either stick with an extreme .. or just get lost in the middle ..

.. and again Cuse , i know they are faking because its not that hard to observe people you know .. w la2 mesh barakez ma3 7ad and i dont care .. but as i mentioned , you are forced to see stuff =/

Best answer:

Answer by Black Rose
well, as you said sometimes people are forced to do certain thing bas 3lshan thats what the society does, and at other times we are able to control what we do 3lshan our religious beliefs. taba3an its sad but true. Maybe they do the little religous things as much as they can to make up for all the other znoob they know they do because they are forced to.
Something like the shaking hands maslan, its well known that its not accepted islamically as Lovable Babiie said, enama because of society and how people think/react, most people shake hands, as most of the answers showed.
I agree that the extremes in the religious thoughts is the most hipocrytical thing anyone can do 3lshan rabena shayef kol 7aga fe3lan, bas fe3lan like you said they’re just caring too much about how others see them and want to have that picture perfect ‘personality’ to be called decent or religous….
its just the way people think lel asaf

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Should i leave my religion?

Should i leave my religion?
I am depressed. I cant do anything without it being wrong. My family is an opressive extremist orthodox jews. I am a 15 year old guy and im not supposed to : use the internet, read secular books, listen to any “non-jewish” music, wear anything other than black pants and a white shirt, cant talk to or touch girls till ready to get married, watch movies or tv, go to college. I think i should leave this oppresive religion but i dont know how…. how do i tell my parents that i dont like this and have them let me do my thing without them looking down on me. Any answers?

Best answer:

Answer by Geoff Peterson
Yes turn to the dark side of the force

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What religion is this?

What religion is this?
I don’t know what religion this is. You believe in God and Jesus Christ but its not Christianity. It requires you to be conservitive, so men always have to wear pants and girls always have to wear long skirts. It might be some form of baptist….I think the Duggars are this religion. Please name the religion and give me info please!!

(NO STUPID ANSWERS PLEASE!!)

Best answer:

Answer by Matt Wilson
Could it either be Catholic or Pentecostal??

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should Scientology be considers a religion.?

should Scientology be considers a religion.?

^ considered

Best answer:

Answer by Bob Vila
Sure… why not. Its not really any crazier than anything else… its just a new story.

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