What do you think Christianity should be like to be Christlike?

Personally, I wouldn't be drawn to Christianity as I see it today.

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Same here. Does not appeal at all. Same as the world except sanctimoniously hypocritical or the opposite; slack with zero standards.

    Christianity as first seen, decades ago, was very appealing, as Christians appeared to be the same as everyone else except happier, better-natured. 

    Due to not realizing or having seen what a true converted, born-again Christian really is, it seemed quite pleasant. 

    Just be the same lusty, worldly, mischievous, jokester, except with a clear-conscience firmly entrenched in abject denial of reality. Easy. Can do that. A few superficial adjustments and boom!  In  like flint.

    Having been deeply carnal, this quasi-pseudo Christianity seemed ideal.

    As things happened on a personal level, the world crushed this quasi-Christian condition much like a predator devouring its prey.

    Once testing, tentatively sampling, the narrow path to being converted, Christianity as it appears today was no longer appealing.

    Saw no separation from the world. No 'joy-unspeakable' or fervent heat for the Lord.

    No difference between regular people and Church-goers.

    Now it is clear that it is all about worldly ethics or even the absence of such.

    To be appealing, there needs to be separation from the corruption and arbitrary application of rule of law and lawlessness for the privileged.

    Also necessary for Christianity to be appealing would be a commitment to Godliness through a new (not improved or 'as you are') spirit.

    All behaviour, mindsets, experiences, understandings would need to be in the process of becoming new in order to accommodate the new spirit.

    This includes distancing from unconverted family and adopting Christians as genuine family.

    To be appealing, Christianity would need to be peopled by those supportive and deeply concerned about peers, instead of shallow, once a week, one hour 'service'.

    • Life Forevermore
      Lv 5
      4 weeks agoReport

      That indicates that what Paul describes as "mortifying the members" is what you are doing.

  • J H
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    First of all,we need to know that Jesus humbled Himself 

    taking on the form of a servant.Jesus was begotten of 

    the Father thus the similarity to our experience allows us

    to follow Him.He needed to abide in the Father in order for

    the Work of His ministry to succeed.Christianity as to be

    totally focused and dependent on Christ in order to be 

    fervent.As John made clear,the fellowship has to be with 

    Christ and not with the congregation.Without the gifts given

    to the called out in Ephesiens 4,11, there is no perfecting of

    the saints.Without keeping the Sayings and commandments 

    of Christ the church is build on sand and the storm is coming

    that will shake Christianity.

  • 4 weeks ago

    they should be acting like the way christ would act

  • Barney
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Many feel like you and are not drawn to the "Christian" religion because what is called Christianity today is not truly Christian.  Jesus said you would know his disciples by their works and there is one quality that would identify his followers:  "By this all will know that you are my disciples—if you have love among yourselves.”  (John 13:35)This is what Jehovah's Witnesses believe and practice.

    Check out their website at jw.org.

    • J H
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      Because they are not Christians.Believing that Christ was
      the first of God's Creation is blasphemy.

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  • Mintee
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    christlike,.. hmmm. lets review.. he was of middle east decent.. He had a beard probably, wore a cloak and leather sandals, he spoke aramaic.. lived out in the deserts... He walked a lot, preached a lot, lived sparsely and poorly on donations by people.. I dont think many could be "christlike".. in that manner..

  • Paul
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Undivided. The will of Jesus for His followers was and still is "That they all may be ONE, even as I and my heavenly Father are ONE". This was so important to Him because He came to Earth to bring us God's truth, and He knew that truth can exist only in unity. If two churches disagree in their teaching, they cannot both be teaching the fullness of truth. 6,000 conflicting denominations necessarily mean widespread untruth. Which is why the one Church Jesus founded, which He said was to remain one, to which He promised the fullness of God's truth, remains one in belief, one in teaching, one in worship, one in biblical understanding throughout the world after 2,000 years, with no conflicting denominations.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Why do you bother about Christianity when it is Jesus Christ you are to follow?

    Only Jesus Christ can save you from your sin and if that is not your concern, then you will retain your sin at the Judgement.

  • Sunnie
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Consider these five identifying marks: (1) True worshippers respect the Bible as God's Word.- They strive to live by its principles. So true religion differs from religion that is based on men's ideas. (Matthew 15:7-9) True worshippers do not preach one thing and practice another.-John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17. (2) Jesus' true followers honor God's name, Jehovah.- Jesus honored GOD'S NAME by making it known. He helped people to know God and taught them to pray that God's name be sanctified. (Matthew 6:9) Where you live, which religion makes God's name known? - John 17:26; Romans 10:13, 14. (3) True Christians preach about God's Kingdom.- God sent Jesus to preach the good news of the Kingdom. God's Kingdom is the only hope for mankind. Jesus continued speaking about it until his dying day. (Luke 4:43; 8;1; 23:42, 43) He said that his followers would preach about it. If someone approaches you to speak about God's Kingdom, to which religion does he likely belong?-Matthew 24:14. (4) Jesus' followers are no part of this wicked world. You can recognize them by the way they take no part in politics or social conflicts. (John 17:16; 18:36) Also, they do not imitate the world's harmful practices and attitudes.- James 4:4. (5) True Christians have outstanding love for one another. From God's Word, they learn to respect all ethnic groups. Although false religions have often strongly supported the wars of the nations, true worshippers refuse to do so. (Micah 4:1-3) Rather, true Christians unselfishly use their time and resources to help and encourage others.-John 13:34, 35; 1 John 4:20. Can you identify the true religion? Which religion bases all its teachings on God's Word, honors God's name, and proclaims God's Kingdom as mankind's only hope? Which group practices love and shun war? What do you think?- 1 John 3:10-12.

    Source(s): jw.org
  • Juli
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Not be like the jehovah's witnesses.

  • 4 weeks ago

    When Paul used expressions such as “the Lord be with the spirit you show,” he was encouraging his brothers to show a spirit in harmony with God’s will and the Christlike personality. (2 Tim. 4:22; read Colossians 3:9-12.) Today, we do well to ask ourselves: ‘What kind of spirit do I show? How can I more fully manifest a spirit that pleases God? Can I improve in contributing to the overall positive spirit of the congregation?

    Source(s): What Kind of Spirit Do You Show? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2012765?q=Chri...
  • 4 weeks ago

    ChristianITY is a word to cover every group and denomination claiming to be Christian. Jesus did not come to establish Christianity, but to start building His Church, made up of individual Christians.  Only Christians can be Christ-like. If they take their eyes off Christ, they start to fail to be constantly Christ-like. Christianity cannot - as a group - do that, because Christians are individuals who are brought into the Church Christ builds, not churches men create. Christians should be like this list below, and note that the first one must be done first if they are to start being Christ-like. These come from Matthew’s gospel.

     

    Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand (4:17)  

    Follow me, to become fishers of men (4:19 & 8:22)  

    Let your light shine, to God's glory (5:16)  

    No self-righteousness, as with the Pharisees (5:20)  

    Be reconciled to your brother (5:23-24)

    Be pure in thoughts (5:22 & 28)  

    Your yes to mean yes, your no to mean no (5:37)  

    Turn the other cheek when provoked/insulted (5:39)  

    Give generously (5:40-42)  

    Love your enemies, bless and pray for those who curse (5:44)  

    Do not boast in doing good, praying, or fasting (6:1-8)  

    Forgive those sinning against you, from the heart (6:15 & 18:21-22 & 35)  

    Don't lay up treasures for yourself on earth (6:19)  

    Lay up treasures for yourself in heaven (6:20)  

    Disown self, take up your cross in order to follow Jesus (6:25 & 16:25)  

    Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (6:33)  

    Judge not - don't be a hypocrite (7:1 & 5)  

    Ask, seek, knock (7:7-8)  

    Do unto others what you would have them do to you (7:12)  

    Enter in at the straight gate to go along the narrow way (7:13-14)  

    Do the will of the Father (7:21 & 12:50)  

    Do not fear man (10:26 & 28 & 31)  

    Take Christ's yoke, learn of him in all humility (11:29)  

    Trust in the name of Jesus (12:21)  

    Beware the leaven of pharisaical hypocrites - their corrupt doctrines (16:6 & 12)  

    Declare Christ as the Son of God (16:16-17)  

    Have faith (17:20)  

    Be converted and humble as a little child, not stumbling them (18:3-5)  

    Humbly serve others, as Christ served (20:26-27 & 23:11)  

    Be ready for Christ's unexpected return (24:44 & 25:1-13)  

    Remember Christ's death by participating in the bread and wine symbols (26:26-30)  

    Watch and pray, to avoid temptation (26:41)  

    Teach the nations, baptizing believers (28:19) 

    Because many individuals in Christianity have not done the first thing, they cannot be viewed as being Christians, and that's why Christianity - as a group - is such a disappointment to those focussed on it.

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