I am a christian and I have a fiance that was brought up as a Jehovah witness which is suppose to be categorize as Christianity also, but I know they believe in some things that are different then what I know is true. I told him the difference but since he give up in that religion he wouldn't join a normal christian church with me. He feels as if, if he joins another religion he would be sinning because the teachings are different; though they both Christians and Jehovah witness believe in God and Jesus. I understand how he feels because I was learning about Messianic Judaism ( which is Christians and Jews combined) and was thinking about joining but was not going to take a risk. I want to know is it wrong to go to another Christianity church if they believe in God, Jesus and everything that was said in the bible?
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.Ez 18.4
Rev 2.11;He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death,YES,HURT OF THE SECOND DEATH!.
Ecc 12.7;Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Acts 16.10;Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Rev 21.8;But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Rev 20.14;And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
And should not a Holy Loving *FATHER* be full of wrath forever at an impenitent!, cruel, deceiving, murderous soul who arranged the tortuous crucifixion of *HIS* only begotten *SON* who came to save very sinners.
Prov 10.20;The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.LITTLE WORTH,LITTLE WORTH.
Why care for they who end in Hell
Care for *HE* whos life does TELL.
Casting all Your cares upon *HIM* for *HE* cares for You.
Hello Edwin, I just wanted to know if this verse was from because I did not see it in that chapter and verse. "Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption".
That is what AAG is all about; comparing scripture with scripture for the edification of the saints.
But perhaps our discussion will have nothing to do with the present one, namely: "What type of Christian" so I will open a new discussion titled: "Define Body soul and Spirit"
I don't think you will object to the title, so watch out for it.
I think this was very interesting; was you trying to say that the little things like this matter and when you go to different churches it teach different opinions subjects regardless if two churches believe in God and Jesus it would matter?
And on my opinion about what you said I refer to Luke 24:37 "They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have." And Gensis 2:7 "The Lord formed the man from the dust of the ground and BREATHED into his nostrils the BREATH OF LIFE, and the man became a living being".
To me this means that our spirits come from that breath of life which is from God, so God gives it and can take it away. Somewhere in the bible (sorry I couldn't find it) says 1 day to us with God or in heaven is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like 1 day. So if we become immortal, to us now it might seem that way and not be in reality and vice versa. It wouldn't even matter if we not right with God because only God could makes us that way.
"You are a Christian if you are living a life like Jesus Christ our Lord Savior."
True in modern sense. So configure your actions into one like living a life like Jesus Christ our Lord Savior. And do it righteously in holiness and in love speaking with integrity and humility. And gratitude to the LORD GOD.
What does it mean to live like Jesus?
Your actions should be like Jesus especially if he is living in you.
If you are like Jesus ask yourself am I eating with the poor and the lowly?
-Yes so GIVE BACK AND SHARE
Am I spreading the word of God in righteousness and truth?
-I hope so because LORD GOD will be upset.
Am I truly living to love and serve the Lord?
- I am are you? I hope so. I will know if you are. GOD IS WATCHING.
If I am a Christian do I recognize that my life will be like a slave to raise others up?
-You will do things that you might not want to do if fully under the control of GOD
Do I pray before I tell someone anything at all or even think it?
-Prayer is crucial, you do risk making mistakes if you do not pray and take the time out. Be patient and hear his voice.
Do I recognize a mistake quickly and repent to the Father to not lose my salvation, but rather to be sure to bring Glory to God?
-Be honest if you have made a mistake then tell the truth and tell Father to forgive you and he will but if you try to keep it a secret it will be a disappointment.
All this done in HIS NAME Amen
I hope everyone is improving in faith as I work through all that I once written in the past.
Amen Stacey,the balance of being and doing is worked out in us as we RENEW the spirit of our minds with *HIS* precious Word and love *HIS* presence, honouring given Light with due zeal finally.
Much like a marriage.
Our Gracious *Father* will not appoint without the required annointing of Grace to do a great Job, but will pass a good job worked at with *HIM,Our Relational *GOD*.(Quote;Roderick L Costello Author of the booklet ;The GOSPEL.)
HALLELU*JAH* *JESUS* FILLS IN THE REST.UNQUESTIONABLY=FAITHFULLY.
I hear what your saying, but I am reminded of a friend whom I asked: "Are you a Christian"?
He gave me his answer and it was all the things he had done and was doing.
I had to remind him: "You have told me all about yourself and your goodness and your righteousness, but not once have you mentioned what Christ has done for you. I may live a godly life or behave as a righteous person, but who is picking up all the favourable comments from my friends, certainly not Christ."
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Gal 2:20
I believe I understand what you are trying to say meaning recognition of who has done all things for you and it is through faith in Jesus Christ that such things are done. You do not do things out of your own effort but through Christ who "gave himself for me" . A person can act and do all righteous things but without Jesus Christ what good is there? key thing: All done in faith. not of your own but in Christ.
Maybe not understanding the difference between calling and election.As gifts and callings were given to men and often used and abused but not nesacarilly still one of the elect.Ichabod,1 Jn 5.16;There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
Judas and administration gift.
Many gifted singers and musicians never sanctified/consecrated thier gifts.
Many evangelists satan drawns into being World event teachers to the detriment and part seduction from thier calling.Distraction a useful tool.
Likewise Male female roles and ministrations are confused as pride arises and satanic influence is given place.
Example; Nowadays we decide who we shall pray too;Lean to our own understanding and become soulish instead of spiritual.
1/ Our *FATHER* which art in heaven,;as instructed clearly in the WORD.
2/ Our *Lord JESUS* ;permitted fellowship.
3/ The *Holy GHOST* mediation only,not even fellowship with but *He* alone enabling proper prayer to *Father* and *Son*.Jn 16.23;And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
4/ Prayer IN the *Spirit*.Jude 20.Roms 8.26.Scripturally desirable.
6/ Dead Saints Joseph,Moses,and & Mary.No scriptural basis.
7/ Ancestors etc.EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN SCRIPTURALLY.Is 8.19
MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED THROUGH LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE SCRIPTURES,THE WAY!.
Forgive us *Holy FATHER GOD* where we have sinned in any way in this area and renew in us a right Spirit and a clean heart.HALLELU*JAH* *JESUS* THE WORD THANK*YOU* AMEN.