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believing christ is the son of god/also god = christian

walla.  it's that simple.

so no need for follow-up questions about mormons or baptists or shinto or anything like that.

(sorry, i'm invading to be snotty again.  it's a ghost town at work).

kiss it, nest.

Re: believing christ is the son of god/also god = christian

  • Yes, if you believe in Jesus Christ, then you are a Christain. 
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  • image PnkBride:
    Yes, if you believe in Jesus Christ, then you are a Christain. 

     Technically you have to believe Jesus Christ is our savior.  Muslims believe that Christ existed and that he was even a prophet, just not our savior. 

  • image tklepacz:

    image PnkBride:
    Yes, if you believe in Jesus Christ, then you are a Christain. 

     Technically you have to believe Jesus Christ is our savior.  Muslims believe that Christ existed and that he was even a prophet, just not our savior. 

    that would be the god/son of god distinction; muslims do not believe jesus was the son of god.  i don't think any major religion denies jesus as a historical figure, either.

    also, thanks for restating my point.  lol.

    kiss it, nest.
  • I believe that if you believe in God and that He sent His son to die for our sins, then yes, you are a Christian.

    I'm a Christian, but I don't follow a specific tenet.  This comes from being raised a Mennonite.

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    I believe that if you believe in God and that He sent His son to die for our sins, then yes, you are a Christian.

    I'm a Christian, but I don't follow a specific tenet.  This comes from being raised a Mennonite.

    to be fair, i don't really think another person's "christian" status is about what you believe.  it's about what they believe.  this is like saying "i believe a u.s. citizen is someone who was born here."  that may be what you believe, but that's not the whole story.

    this isn't an attack, your post is just sort of emblematic of a lot of what i see in this whole "is [insert denomination here] christian?" debate.  if THEY believe in christ as god/son of god and THEY profess to be christian, they are.  it doesn't really matter if you think they're mary-worshippers or whatever.  maybe they're not "your" kind of christian, but they are christian. 

    kiss it, nest.
  • I think, in general, that you're right - if someone believes that Christ is the son of God, then yeah, they're Christian.  And Christian encompasses all the tenets (but there are MANY!).  IMHO, I think there are two main ones:  Catholic and Protestant.  I follow the Protestant faith, but I don't knock Catholics.  I think faith is a personal thing and no one has the right to tell you what to believe.

    I was trying to agree with you in my earlier post, I must've just stated it wrong.  My bad, sorry about that!

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  • eh, no biggie.  like i said, not an attack.  i just see people saying "well, i don't think that [insert christian religion here] is really christian because..."  i didn't think your post was saying that, it just prompted the thought for me. 

    my point is that it doesn't really matter if you (this is the general "you," not shadow) think that your flavor of christianity is the best/right/only true one.  that doesn't make other christian religions less CHRISTIAN, just not your type of christian.  imo, accepting that other religions profess to be/are christian in no way devalues a person's own, personal, christian beliefs.  you can still think you're the only ones that'll end up in heaven.  lol.

    kiss it, nest.
  • it's "voila" not "walla" - not trying to be rude, just thought I'd let you know!
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    it's "voila" not "walla" - not trying to be rude, just thought I'd let you know!

    lol!  this is an inside joke on ML.  i took 9 years of french :).

    kiss it, nest.
  • oooooooooooohhhhhh, ok!  I thought it was weird b/c the rest of your posts sound like you're a smarty!  Sorry!

    I'll go be the grammar police elsewhere!

  • image lexweir:
    it's "voila" not "walla" - not trying to be rude, just thought I'd let you know!

    lmao!!

  • image Shadow42:

      IMHO, I think there are two main ones:  Catholic and Protestant.  I follow the Protestant faith, but I don't knock Catholics. 

    Why does everyone always forget about us? lol  I am greek orthodox, and there are a lot of us.  And eastern/russian orthodox too.  We are also christians.  

    :)

  • I just thought Jesus was a free-lovin', wine-makin' hippy.
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  • I never forget about those that are Greek Orthodox. I teach in a private school and there are many GO children (sorry for the abbreviation). I consider them Christians as well!
  • Also, technically speaking, Fundamental Baptist/Amish/Mennonite doesn't fall under Protestant either.
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  • image TheGrimGyno:
    Also, technically speaking, Fundamental Baptist/Amish/Mennonite doesn't fall under Protestant either.

    I was always under the impression that it did.  Mennonites follow the basic Christian/Protestant faith.

    I always used to get irritated when I'd tell ppl I was Mennonite and they'd ask "oh, so you're Amish?"  Grr... Two different things!!  The Amish and Mennonite are similar (and come from a related past) but they're not the same now.

    Edit:  Yup, you're right.  I just did a little research and I see that Mennonites/Amish fall under the Anabaptists.  See, this is what happens when you leave the Mennonite Church at the tender age of 16. 

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  • I think it goes much further than just believing Jesus is the Son of God. I think you have to also believe He died for your sins, ask for forgiveness and make Him Lord of your life.

    I don't think it really matters which Christian church you attend. It is a relationship thing, not a religion thing.

    You have to know Jesus as your own personal savior. You can't just know about Him, you have to know Him.

    For example I know about Brad Pitt. I can study and know everything there is to know about Brad Pitt. But that doesn't mean I personally know Brad Pitt and have a relationship with him.

    The same is true with Jesus. Many people know about Jesus, but never take the time to get to know Him personally.

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    I think it goes much further than just believing Jesus is the Son of God. I think you have to also believe He died for your sins, ask for forgiveness and make Him Lord of your life.

    I don't think it really matters which Christian church you attend. It is a relationship thing, not a religion thing.

    You have to know Jesus as your own personal savior. You can't just know about Him, you have to know Him.

    For example I know about Brad Pitt. I can study and know everything there is to know about Brad Pitt. But that doesn't mean I personally know Brad Pitt and have a relationship with him.

    The same is true with Jesus. Many people know about Jesus, but never take the time to get to know Him personally.

    Well said, kbmom!

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    image kbmom:

    I think it goes much further than just believing Jesus is the Son of God. I think you have to also believe He died for your sins, ask for forgiveness and make Him Lord of your life.

    I don't think it really matters which Christian church you attend. It is a relationship thing, not a religion thing.

    You have to know Jesus as your own personal savior. You can't just know about Him, you have to know Him.

    For example I know about Brad Pitt. I can study and know everything there is to know about Brad Pitt. But that doesn't mean I personally know Brad Pitt and have a relationship with him.

    The same is true with Jesus. Many people know about Jesus, but never take the time to get to know Him personally.

    Well said, kbmom!

    lol.  way to seriously miss the point.

    kiss it, nest.
  • Cville, stop being so pretentious!  ;-p

     

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