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What makes a Christian a Christian?

Is it because of the church you go to?
Maybe you are a Christian because your parents raised you to be one!
Perhaps it is that you do your best to copy the life of Jesus....?
Is it because you are a good person?
Maybe the fact that you know scripture really well makes you a Christian...

Why do you profess the faith that you profess?

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Why are you a Christian/Catholic shorty?
Hi Brother D!! :) <3

when i go to the "catholic church" i do the following

Enter into big welcoming doors

sit at the back

profess my sins

ask God to be merciful with my soul

forgiven

thank God and sing Halleluyah

then I journey with Christ into the history of GOD through the old testament

then sing for how merciful he is for sending his son Jesus Christ to die for me so that I may live

then I learn about the future from the new testament which is all about loving others and being a good Christian and good things and to fear GOD

then I learn about God in the present through the Gospel so that I may come to know more about his son Lord Savior Jesus Christ and How i may live like him but in the new generation in which i live

then i hear the priest and pray that his message is inspirational which it is for me with the gift of discernment and so i enjoy mass

then I am sent out with a command from God

to go and live and love to serve the Lord

all in one hour and in respect to God seems boring and long to many but to me i enjoy every minute not said out of zeal but the truth

Enter as sinner--forgiven--praise God for he is merciful and loving and we sing with psalms--- to send his son Jesus Christ our Lord Savior who died on the cross for our sins to take away the sin of the world, Our Lord savior is remembered through the breaking of the bread---we digest the word and learn more about what happened in the past into the future then hopefully live a HOLY LIFE IN CHRIST UNDER GOD. and are blessed to go out and loved more with the commandments of God in our head forever always.

REFRESHED AND REJUVENATED HOPEFULLY FOR I AM EVERY TIME I GO but tis good church is all of us the BODY OF CHRIST.


Hope that helped :) <3

Lots of love to you Brother D
Sis (shorty) - You went all over the place hahaha and did not touch on why you fellowship in the Catholic Church.

There was a time in the history of the church that someone would move from one church to another based on the confession of faith they held. Not because of better worship or anything else. If a Christian moved to another estate back then, they would not look for the closes church or the one that had the best programs, but the one that held to sound doctrine.

I asked you why you fellowship in a Catholic church because is our responsibility to fellowship among those that practice sound doctrine. It is important, extremely important where we fellowship. Among the decisions in our life, the decision of where we worship is among the top of the list. To me is equally important as to who you marry.

The Catholic Church, especially here in America, has changed for the better within the last 20 years, but they still hold to so many erroneous doctrines. I really think and know is our responsibility to fellowship in places that aligned to scripture better.

I know there are other Catholics here and that this seems very judgmental and insensitive to say, but my dear sister we are dealing with the most important issue of our lives and I would not love you if I was not to speak the truth. I am not into church bashing, but I am into edifying one another.

I was hoping you answer me with an answer more in the lines of: I fellowship there because the doctrine is sound, but you said nothing of the sort. That should be your priority in the church you go to. Is there doctrine sound? If you are too young in the Lord to know the difference, ask why I am writing what I am writing or open up discussions etc. I am not asking you to take my word for it.

Do what Luther, Huss and others did. Those are just two great men of God that were excommunicated for going against some of the erroneous doctrines the Catholic Church still holds today. What they did was left religion aside and decided to worship God according to what they saw in scripture being taught. That is what you must do. I am not asking you to try to change an establishment that is almost 2000 years old, only that you start asking why the doctrines that are practices in the church are practice.

What is the meaning of infant baptism?
Why ask Mary to pray for us as an intercessor or any other saint that is not alive?
Why do they believe that the bread and the wine at the moment of the sacrament change to the actual body and blood of Christ?
Why do they teach that justification is by faith and works?
Why should priests not marry? Just to mention a few.


Be like a Berean:

Acts 17:11 (New International Version)
11Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true
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BROTHER IN ALL THAT I DO GOD KNOWS THAT I WORSHIP HIM IN EVERY STEP FAITHFULLY IN CHRIST FROM THE MOMENT I STEP INTO A CATHOLIC CHURCH

LIKE LUTHER I DO NOT SEE IT AS THE OBJECT BUT OF THE DEEP MEANING OF IT ALL FOR THE GLORY OR GOD

I DO NOT CARE OF THE MATERIALS OF THIS WORLD AND I DO NOT HOLD VALUE TO ANY SUCH OBJECT LET ME GO THROUGH IT ALL IN NEW WORDS

AS I SEE THE DOORS I SEE IT AS ENTERING INTO THE LOVING ARMS OF GOD
AS I SEE THE AILE I SEE IT AS THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW CLEAR PATH TO GOD
AS I SEE THE PEWS I SEE THE GREAT RESPECT GIVEN TOWARDS GOD IN HOLY WORSHIP FOR HE IS THE ALMIGHTY LORD GOD ALMIGHTY AMEN
AS I SEE THE PRIEST I SEE HOLY DEVOTION TO THE LORD THOUGH I DO KNOW THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE TO COMMIT TO BEING SINGLE
AS I SEE THE SERVANTS I LOOK TO MYSELF AND SAY I WANT TO BE A SERVANT OF GOD TO BRING HIM GLORY FOR WHAT JOY IT IS TO THE HEART TO GIVE ALL THAT I HAVE BACK TO THE FATHER
AS I SEE ALL THE PEOPLE TOGETHER I SEE GOD AND HIS LOVE FOR WE ARE GATHERED BECAUSE OF HIM AMEN
AS I SEE ALL CHURCHES I SEE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE JESUS CHRIST MY LORD SAVIOR ANY PERSON WHO BELIEVES IN GOD WITH HIS SIGHT I LOVE THEM FOR I SEE GOD AND THEREFORE IF I SEE GOD I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART MIND AND SOUL FOR DEEP WITHIN IS MY LORD SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST WHO SAVED ME IN THE FIRST PLACE THE LEAST I CAN DO IS LOVE MY SAVIOR WHO DWELLS WITHIN

I DO NOT CARE OF THE FLESH I CARE OF THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST WITHIN I CARE OF GODS PEOPLE I CARE OF WHAT IS IN THE INSIDE I DO NOT THINK LIKE HUMANS AND I LIVE IN CHRIST BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

I PRAY THAT ALL DOCTRINE ACROSS THE WORLD BECOMES SOUND IN WISDOM IN DOCTRINE IN FAITH IN LOVE IN ALL THINGS GOOD FOR THE GLORY OF GOD AMEN

I PRAY THAT IN ALL THAT I DO I MEAN WELL FOR THE GOODNESS OF GOD
I PRAY THAT IN ALL MY ACTIONS ALL IS DONE RIGHTEOUSLY FOR OTHERS TO PRACTICE JUDGMENT
I PRAY THAT MY HEART IS SAFEGUARDED FROM ANYTHING THAT MAY BRING ME DOWN FOR IF I SHOULD FALL I BELIEVE IN CHRIST JESUS IN ME WHO WILL BRING ME BACK UP AMEN

GOD IS WITH ME AND HE KNOWS ME AND MY NAME AND HE KNOWS WHAT MUST BE DONE FOR THE WILL OF GOD AND I FOLLOW ACCORDINGLY TO HIS WILL I DO WHAT MUST BE DONE FOR HIS GLORY TRUSTING THAT IN ALL MY FAILINGS I SEE THE GOODNESS OF IT FOR IT IS A SUCCESS
IN ALL BAD I AM THE CONTRADICTION FOR THE GOOD OF THE LORD I DO NOT DO THINGS OF MY OWN BUT OF GOD FOR THE LORD FOR HIS GLORY AMEN

ALL THIS DONE IN HIS NAME
YES IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE CAREFUL OF WHAT IS SAID AND YES WE MUST BE TRUTHFUL TO ONE ANOTHER AND LET IT BE DONE FOR THE GLORY OF GOD BE HONEST AND EDIFY

I UNDERSTAND THAT I MAY MAKE MISTAKES AND I DO NOT DO IT ON PURPOSE I DO EVERYTHING FOR GOD IN CHRIST BY THE HOLY SPIRIT

THOUGH MY ACTIONS ARE NOT OF MY OWN I HAVE MY HELMET ON TO KEEP FAITHFUL IN HIS WAYS AND BE READY FOR FALLING TO SERVE THE LORD FOR EACH FALL SHOWS HOW HE PICKS ME UP BACK AGAIN

ALL DONE FOR HIM I AM AWARE OF BEING AND DOING THINGS IN FAITH PRUDENTLY PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WHAT I DO IS ALL UNDER THE CONTROL OF GOD AMEN ALL FOR HIM IN HIM IN ME AMEN

WORSHIP RIGHTEOUSLY IN HIM BY HIM THROUGH HIM AND FOR HIM SING TO HIM PRAISE HIS NAME GATHER AS ONE IN THE LORD BE HIS CHURCH THAT WILL SUBMIT TO HIM AND BE HIS BRIDE FOREVER AND EVER ALWAYS

GOD IS GOOD IF YOU WISH TO WORSHIP HIM THEN DO IT RIGHTEOUSLY WITH HIS SON IN YOU FOR IF HE IS NOT IN YOU AT ALL THEN YOU ARE NOT OF HIM AND YOU PRAISE IN VAIN AND YOU GATHER OUT OF FORCE AND YOU DO THINGS TO IMPRESS RATHER THAN TO SERVE FOR HIS GLORY IN RIGHTEOUSNESS FAITHFULNESS AND IN TRUTH AMEN GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST

HOLLA BACK LETS SHARPEN :) <3 LIKE I SAID YOU HAVE 16 YEARS YOU KNOW MORE AND I HAVE 3 MONTHS SO TEACH ME BRO

I LOVE YOU AND KNOW THAT I AM A CHRISTIAN FOR GOD AND I SERVE HIM AND I AM A GODLY WOMAN :) <3
1 Timothy 4:16
Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

I am heading to church but i will holla back later girl.
GOD BLESS YOU BRO I PRAY THAT YOU KNOW WHY SUCH MUST BE DONE FAITHFULLY

SHARPEN ME AS I SHARPEN YOU

YOU HAVE 16 YEARS WITH THE LORD I HAVE 3 MONTHS BEAR WITH ME AS I GROW
I KNOW WHAT MUST BE DONE FOR THE WILL OF GOD ALL IS DONE IN HIS NAME

PLEASE EDIFY ME AND BE ROUGH FOR THE HUMBLE RUMBLE IN ALL GODLINESS

WHEN I GRADUATE IN 2012 ITS ON :) <3 AMEN ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD

PRAY THAT ALL WILL COME TO LIVE IN JESUS AND HONOR HIM AND ACCEPT HIS LOVE AMEN

I LOVE YOU BRO AND DO KNOW THAT I AM A CHRISTIAN WOMAN FOR GOD
I LOVE TO HEAR SOUND DOCTRINE AND I DO NOT LOVE WHAT IS NOT IN ACCORDANCE TO HIS WILL AMEN

GOD BLESS US ALL AND I HOPE ALL PEOPLE COME TO KNOW JESUS AND HONOR HIM

I AM FAITHFUL AND I AM GODLY AND I AM WISE AND I AM PRUDENT AND I LOVE JESUS BECAUSE ALL OF ME IS HIS AND ALL THAT I DO IS BECAUSE OF HIM AMEN AND BECAUSE GOD CHOSE ME

I PRAY THAT PEOPLE WILL KNOW HOW TO CHANGE :) <3 FOR GOD
Hi Jo. Garcia Glez,

I have translated this to English...
Thank you for sharing. God Bless.

He traducido a Inglés este ...
Gracias por compartir. Dios los bendiga.


Spanish to English
One day: dreamed that life was joy, I woke up and saw that life was service; SEVI AND VI JOY THAT THE SERVICE WAS ... "

When you give all of you, help your neighbor, you talk to God, and crops friends, brothers .. and above all have faith in God and the life that he is nothing for you .. all you do to him what he did FORGIVE yourself and us ... and Amarna.
you need more arguments to be a Christian ..?
greetings.
Hermano Jo,

Muy bien hermano. Gusto tenerte aqui entre nosotros. Gloria a Dios por tu decision de compartirnos tus pensamientos. :)
Hi sis Linda,

Hope I can be of service to help understand the word better

Joh 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

any person who comes to you and needs anything while you are living in Christ do what is commanded of you and be kind and loving

Joh 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

your heart will flow out love peace and joy for other to gain from you

I find it interesting to note that in the gospels the writers often referred to themselves as "Servants". Even in revelation the writer under the inspiration of the Spirit referred to us as "Servants".


I Stacey am a servant as well, all for God but dearly loved


G1401 Servant
δοῦλος
doulos
doo'-los
From G1210; a slave (literally or figuratively, involuntarily or voluntarily; frequently therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency): - bond (-man), servant.

G1210
δέω
deō
deh'-o
A primary verb; to bind (in various applications, literally or figuratively): - bind, be in bonds, knit, tie, wind. See also G1163, G1189.

So to me it is about being a Servant of Master Jesus according to His Father's will - going about His business. Abiding in Him:

Like servant but honorable

Joh 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

Live in Christ and he will live in you. You can not do anything without Christ in you for you will be tired and stressed thinking that you are on your own. God is with you.

Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

God is in control and you follow his will obediently and knowing that God loves you deeply

Joh 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

If you do not follow what God says and you disobey you will suffer the consequences

Joh 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

If you truly know Jesus Christ and you live in him and for God whatever you ask shall be granted so be it with the will of God and in his timing

Joh 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

With God and Christ in you all with obedience and fear of the Lord, you will bear many followers in Christ

Joh 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

God love Jesus and if Jesus is in you then you too are loved by GOD so be like Christ

Joh 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

OBEY GOD AT ALL TIMES and live in Love of GOD be wise prudent and steadfast


Joh 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

All things have been done and will be done so that you may live in me and love others like me all by the Power of God and you will have everlasting life living all abundance of Joy, crucial to obey Gods commands

Joh 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

LOVE OTHERS ALWAYS AND LOVE GOD

Joh 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Raise one another up live in Christ be Kind to all and love all be compassionate with all

Joh 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

You are Jesus Christ if you listen to him and follow his orders

Joh 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called

you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

You may be living like a servant but you really are a friend to Jesus Christ forever and ever
LOVING GOD ALWAYS


Lots of Love to you sis
Im a born again christian because God called me to follow Him. Simple!
Nothing of my own works.
I profess the faith that I have because I can declare the works He has done in my life and people around me. I have seen miracles happen to friends at near death who lived. (the power of prayer a powerful weapon) So I know with all my heart that my Jesus lives and that gives you faith to believe.
Hi Carla,
I don't know how NOT to believe in Christ as Savior, especially after studying His Book of Instructions.

However, my question is....how do others not believe after hearing about Jesus? Such a simple message John 3:16, but so many choose not to hear it, choose not to believe it. What are they thinking?
God died for me.

I don't know why, there are lots of people out there that would make "better" Christians than me. But He died for me, and chose me.


(and I'm glad :D)

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