Christians, since I could see that some unbelievers didn't think Christianity teaches 'values', could a NT believer explain some values?
If unbelievers reply, be respectful, truthful.
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
being honest is a good value to have
- DougLv 72 months ago
Christianity hinges on loving God and loving your neighbor, as you love yourself. If you fail, you get another chance at it, until you die. Then, there's divine judgment and eternity, with only two places to end up: the "Smoking Section" or the "Non-Smoking Section".Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
- BelievethLv 52 months ago
A Christian needs to set an example. They need to show love, kindness and patience.
As a Christian it is our duty to put forth the truth of God's Word the Bible and set an example as to how a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ is to behave so that others may believe.
1 Timothy 4:12
“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
- StanleyLv 62 months ago
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
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- JuliLv 42 months ago
Here are some Christian values just from the book of Matthew.
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
Jesus strongly approves of the law and the prophets. He hasn’t the slightest objection to the cruelties of the Old Testament. 5:17
Jesus recommends that to avoid sin we cut off our hands and pluck out our eyes. This advice is given immediately after he says that anyone who looks with lust at any women commits adultery. 5:29-30
Jesus says that most people will go to hell. 7:13-14
Those who fail to bear “good fruit” will be “hewn down, and cast into the fire.” 7:19
“The children of the kingdom [the Jews] shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 8:12
Cities that neither “receive” the disciples nor “hear” their words will be destroyed by God. It will be worse for them than for Sodom and Gomorrah. (see Gen 19:24).10:14-15
Families will be torn apart because of Jesus “Brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.” 10:21
Jesus says that we should fear God who is willing and “able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” 10:28
Jesus says that he has come to destroy families by making family members hate each other. He has “come not to send peace, but a sword.” 10:34-36
Jesus condemns entire cities to dreadful deaths and to the eternal torment of hell because they didn’t care for his preaching. 11:20-24
Jesus will send his angels to gather up “all that offend” and they “shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” 13:41-42, 50
Jesus is criticized by the Pharisees for not washing his hands before eating. He defends himself by attacking them for not killing disobedient children according to the commandment: “He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.” (See Ex 21:15, Lev 20:9, Dt 21:18-21) So, does Jesus think that children who curse their parents should be killed? It sure sounds like it. 15:4-7
- Anonymous2 months ago
Oh, the NT teaches the value of certain things, such as:
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yeah that it and more
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months ago
There is no valid argument to pretend that there is not a presentation of morality, ethics, and values in the New Testament. There is a lot of argument as to whether Jesus deserves godhead. I personally find that Jesus's teachings are positive and are things worthy of emulating, but he isn't a god. And I do not need to accept him as a god to live a good life and see that his teachings are worthy of practice.
The ones who most bother me are those who think Jesus is god or a god or whatever, and yet do not follow his teachings. They claim to be Christian when they ignore the most important part of Christianity, in my view. It is not enough to elevate the man to god status.
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- BillLv 42 months ago
The problem for many is recognizing what Christian beliefs really are. The watered down version has been very deceiving. For any that are interested here is what the Bible has to say about Christianity.