If Christianity is a personal relationship with Jesus?
How is that three people all with personal relationships with Jesus can all have completely different ideas on abortion, same-sex rights, guns, war, corporal/capital punishment, capitalism vs communism and all the way say the reason for their opinions are "Christianity says so" "God says so" "Jesus says so"...
Why is Jesus telling everyone different things?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
And more importantly, why hasn't Jesus ever taken you to meet his parents?
Or given you his cell number?
Why is it only okay to come to his house on Sunday mornings?Source(s): Face it -- you're a theological booty call...
- KatrinaLv 44 years ago
"The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch" (Acts 12:26). The individuals who belong to Christ Jesus and who witness about Him are called Christians. As a collective group, they are identified as Christianity. There is an out-of-date word, "Christendom" that used to be applied to Christianity, but that has fallen into disuse. Oh, except for Jehovah's Witnesses who use it as an insult to brand all denominations of Christianity. Anyway, as you and I both know, religion does not save. Only Christ Jesus saves. So if you are a Christian, and you have the Spirit of Christ within you, then you are in a right relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Oh, and the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of Truth, the Comforter and the Holy Spirit are one and the same thing. That's why Jesus said that if you want to see the Kingdom of God you have to be born again (or born from above) and indwelt by the Holy Spirit. That's what identifies Christians. How about you, Lone - have you been born again and are you indwelt by the Holy Spirit? Because nobody can be in a right relationship with God unless they are. LM
- john mLv 61 decade ago
Christianity is a religion about Jesus and not a religion to try and become the living example of Jesus.Jesus had no ideas.Jesus had only the truth.Jesus didn't judge and Jesus didn't go to a church.You can have a personal relationship with Jesus.Just don't annoy people when you do so.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The only objective data we have on Jesus' principles are in the Bible (which can only be consistently translated when taking into account the literary and cultural contexts). Many people want to impose western immorality on Jesus which is ridiculous. There are some issues that Jesus does not speak to such as communism. Clearly, Jesus loves the least of these and hates the murder of the innocent whether through abortion or any other way.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
The major flaw here is that you're focusing on worldly things - politics.
I mention that because this is important. Jesus flat-out stated to not invest in worldly things. These things you mentioned are important in a political environment, but not a spiritual one. Jesus advice was to adhere to the government's laws, w/e they may be, as long as these laws do not break God's laws.
It seems even Jesus could care less about mixing religion with government, so long as government didn't enforce laws that would cause an individual to break God's laws.
Make of it what you will. This has nothing to do with a personal relationship. Your political beliefs, so long as they don't break God's laws, have nothing to do with Jesus relationship with you. If this Man bore the sins of all, knowingly and willingly, to grant God's gift of salvation according to John 3:16, this is certain evidence of a personal relationship. A deep relationship that transcends politics and other worldly-things.
Jesus said to treat others exactly as you want to be treated, and to love others. There were no exceptions. This means that gays can have equal rights, but as a follower of God, you need to abstain from same-sex actions, as they are a sin against God. (Mind you, so is lying, disrespecting your parents, being angry with someone, etc etc. They are equal sins)
God doesn't care if you are a capitalist or a socialist, he doesn't care if you own a gun or don't for w/e reason. He only cares that you follow Him and ask Him and Him only for your most personal needs.Source(s): Politically conservative Christian
- LuLuLv 41 decade ago
the interesting thing is that you can make the bible, God's word, say anything you want it to say, don't we say the devil can quote scripture for his purpose??? Christianity is a personal relationship with God but a lot of people want to have Jesus plus something else, whether it's homosexuality, racism whatever and believe me the devil uses that to his advantage and gives them scripture that "backs" them up. God is all about unity and i can tell you it makes him very sad that we Christians are fighting and disagreeing. And yet in the same vein, he's given us all different gifts that all of us choose to use differently. And Jesus lives inside me, i don't need his cell number. He and his father are one, so I've met the family. Try an experiment, spend a month just talking to Jesus, pray, talk to him as if you believe He's real and see if he doesn't answer you himself. I mean think about it, if you could have an audience with the greatest king on earth, wouldn't you take the opportunity??? you have the opportunity now... take it.Source(s): I'm a Christian and i have a personal relationship with God.
- mavisLv 41 decade ago
The Lord Jesus Christ is the One who is telling the same thing to all
but men and women are the ones who interpret the Scriptures and get them mixed up at times because of their sinful hearts and the sin
which is called pride and ignorance.
God tell all to study and be like workmen who work hard at knowing the Truth but today a lot of people just rely on what others tell them and they don't think it out for themselves.
Search the Scriptures says Jesus and learn of Me and ye shall find rest for your souls but today people want the easy life and they prefer watching TV and playing games then getting down to some real soul searching questions and answers about life and how to be right with God.
- INYOURFUTURELv 61 decade ago
The reason the world is treated to idiotic Christians is because they ARE NOT taught correctly in the LOCAL church and it is that simple and I give you my proof. Scripture tells ALL Christians to seek the eternal Kingdom of God first now they are converted and born again of the Holy Spirit. Try this experiment. Place and N for north up top and then and east on the east side, and then on the bottom an S for south and then a W for west. Now place any image you choose to represent the invisible eternal Kingdom of Christ and place that image in the east. Next go to the eternal past or west, and use an image of the Devil for Lucifer's Kingdom as it is in the eternal past. Now place images of people in the Republican wing facing the Kingdom of Christ in the east. Next place images of Americans in the Democrat wing facing Lucifer's Kingdom.
The ONLY Christians led by the Holy Spirit to lead or seek the kingdom are those you hear in the news as extremists and yet they are closes to the Kingdom of Christ. Every Christian in the Democrat wing is NOT led by the Holy Spirit because THEY NEVER OBEY Scripture and seek the Kingdom first and that is why you find so many Christians with differing views on the subjects you listed. For your interest, the land between the two eternal Kingdoms is the same as it was in the beginning in the Garden of Eden. Adam the male was closest to the Kingdom of Christ and Eve the female was tempted in the flesh and she fed Adam and he fell and turned his back on the Kingdom of Christ. And that fall triggered redemption and nothing has changed except the land and the people on the land. Hope this helps open your understanding.
- Anonymous6 years ago
- -Lv 61 decade ago
Ambrose Bierce explained it well:
CHRISTIAN: One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin.
I dreamed I stood upon a hill, and, lo!
The godly multitudes walked to and fro
Beneath, in Sabbath garments fitly clad,
With pious mien, appropriately sad,
While all the church bells made a solemn din --
A fire-alarm to those who lived in sin.
Then saw I gazing thoughtfully below,
With tranquil face, upon that holy show
A tall, spare figure in a robe of white,
Whose eyes diffused a melancholy light.
"God keep you, strange," I exclaimed. "You are
No doubt (your habit shows it) from afar;
And yet I entertain the hope that you,
Like these good people, are a Christian too."
He raised his eyes and with a look so stern
It made me with a thousand blushes burn
Replied -- his manner with disdain was spiced:
"What! I a Christian? No, indeed! I'm Christ."
- Anonymous1 decade ago