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To attain eternal life " And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him (Jesus) to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read?" And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and to love your neighbor as you love yourself." And he said to him, "You have answered right; do this, and you will live." So that we know and understand God. The purpose of Christianity is to do the will of God and believe in the words of God. The will of God is to preach the gospel, so that other souls in this world can be saved from sin and go to eternal heaven and not suffer the wrath of hell. God does not want us to work to receive our salvation, He wants us to give up on our self and realize that we can do nothing through our own power and work. The first thing we must do to be a christian is to return to God and believe that Jesus Christ the Son of God took away our sins forever and ever and that we don't have to toil to be good, because we can not be good. Through one man (Adam) we have been made sinners into this world. Therefore, we must deny our thoughts, for our thoughts are controlled by Satan and Satan works through our thoughts. We have to throw away what we think is right and return to God. God is Alpha and Omega, and therefore He is eternal and we can be made holy by the forgiveness of sin.



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I'd say that the purpose is to serve God and others. The commands in the Bible are all for the good of us and others, because God loves us. It's like the way a parent tells their child not to eat four cookies before lunch. The kid thinks that they are being annoying, but in fact the parent just wants the best for them.

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Christ and His Father have a two-fold purpose (plan) in mind. The restoration of God's Government in the universe, which Satan disrupted in the beginning. And the pro-creation of the Eternal, Immortal Family of God as they do it.

"Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the Kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death... then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all." (I Cor.15"24-28)

"...the first heaven and the first earth were passed away... and I John saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband... Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God..." (Rev.21:1-4).

"...It is done... He that overcometh shall inherit all things (the universe is part of all things); and I will be his God, and HE SHALL BE MY SON"! (verses 6-7)
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What was the prophetic purpose of the Feast of the Tabernacle in Christian religion in the Bible?

To illustrate what God will do in the future. It symbolizes the Rest that we have in Jesus Christ today and also the Rest that He will bring to His people - Israel. . Bruce Scott says in his book "The Feasts of Israel: Seasons of the Messiah" that:-. There is no doubt that the festival of Sukkot [aka Feast of Tabernacles aka Feast of In gathering]... typifies the days of the Messiah. It speaks of the future raising up of "the tabernacle of the David that is fallen" (Amos 9:11); that is, the re-establishment of the kingly line of David. At that time, the Messiah will sit on David's throne and rule the earth with a rod of iron, and Israel will dwell in safety.The prophetic message of the Feast of Tabernacles conveys that the Messianic age will be a time when the Shekinah glory of God, representing the presence of God, will once again dwell with Israel. The Feast of Tabernacles is referred to repeatedly in the New Testament as proof of the Messianic credentials of Jesus Christ. [In] John 7 Jesus not only observed the holiday of Sukkot [ie Feast of Tabernacles], He also used the festival as an illustration of His Messianic claims:-John 7: The Feast of Tabernacles 1 After this Jesus traveled throughout Galilee. He stayed out of Judea because the Jewish leaders wanted to kill him. 2 Now the Jewish feast of Tabernacles was near. 3 So Jesus' brothers advised him, "Leave here and go to Judea so your disciples may see your miracles that you are performing. 4 For no one who seeks to make a reputation for himself does anything in secret. If you are doing these things, show yourself to the world." 5 (For not even his own brothers believed in him.) If Jesus was claiming to be the Messiah, what better opportunity would there be to present Himself as such than at the Feast that had so many messianic implications?John 7 8 You go up to the feast yourselves. I am not going up to this feast because my time has not yet fully arrived." 9 When he had said this, he remained in Galilee. 10 But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then Jesus himself also went up, not openly but in secret. He had to go to the Feast: otherwise He would be disobeying Scripture. But He was not going in the manner they desired - with pomp and ceremony...Finally, on the last day of the feast, ...Jesus made His greatest proclamation:- John 7:37 On the last day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and 38 let the one who believes in me drink. Just as the scripture says, ' From within him will flow rivers of living water .'" This was no statement whispered in a dark corner. The text says that Jesus "stood" to make His announcement, and "shouted out." He wanted everyone to hear the good news. The stunned crowd did hear, and they knew what He meant. To the first-century Jewish mind, pouring the water on the altar at the Feast of Tabernacles [ie after the water-drawing ceremony previously in the middle of the Feast] symbolized the pouring out of the Holy Spirit in the days of the Messiah. Jesus was therefore declaring that He was the Messiah, and everyone who would believe in Him would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, the "living water"...The multitude's understanding of the Lord's pronouncement is confirmed in the next 3 verses:-John &: 39-41a 39 (Now he said this about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were going to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.) 40 When they heard these words, some of the crowd began to say, "This really is the Prophet!" 41 Others said, "This is the Christ!" ...about the Feast of Tabernacles in the future:- Revelation 9:16 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." Following the Great Tribulation Jesus the Messiah will return to the earth,...and the whole earth will celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles:-Zechariah 14 16 Then all who survive from all the nations that came to attack Jerusalem will go up annually to worship the King, the L ORD who rules over all, and to observe the Feast of Tabernacles. 17 But if any of the nations anywhere on earth refuse to go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the L ORD who rules over all, they will get no rain. 18 If the Egyptians will not do so, they will get no rain --- instead there will be the kind of plague which the L ORD inflicts on any nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. 19 This will be the punishment of Egypt and of all nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. Zechariah 14 8 Moreover, on that day living waters will flow out from Jerusalem, . (From the book "The Feasts of Israel: Seasons of the Messiah" by Bruce Scott, 1997, The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, ISBN 0-915540-14-2 , p.111, 113-115, 117-118).. Thus, the Feast of Tabernacles prophesizes the return and rule of the Messiah on earth.

Why are you Christians?

Person A says:. I'm a Christian because I was lovingly pursued by God through His Holy Spirit who spoke to my heart/spirit. I realized I was a sinner and needed a Saviour. I believed what the Bible said, that Jesus Christ was the Saviour I needed, who had paid the penalty for my sin by dying on the Cross. He then was resurrected, breaking the power of sin and death.. I gave my life to God, and am now seeking to live as Christ did. I have never regretted this life-changing decision which I made 44 years ago. I have great joy, strength and peace because of my relationship with God.. The good changes I have seen in myself and others because of the transforming work of God have confirmed my beliefs many, many times. God has revealed Himself to be a faithful, true, just, good and loving Father despite all of the hardships of this earthly life.. I highly recommend Christianity as revealed in Jesus Christ to everyone!. Person B says:. I'm going to try and give the totally clinical, objective response here. The reasons why some individuals hold to the Christian faith are the same as for any person that holds any kind of belief. There are one's upbringing, personal experiences, and developed personality. Your parents, or whoever might have raised you, had a tremendous impact on your current beliefs. Not so simple as "my parents are Christians and they taught me to be", but they were a symbol to you of what that religion stood for. If you had bad parents that professed to Christianity and justified their actions through that, you might discount the faith because you have that experience of Christianity failing to provide goodness into your life. Or you may have good Christian parents who brought you up in the faith, and you feel content in that. There are an infinite number of variables and scenarios regarding your upbringing, but it's undeniable that your impressionable early childhood can sway your adult thought patterns and values in such a way as to make a religion a safe haven of faith and spiritual comfort, or a fool's delusion. Your personal experiences can effect it as well. If one who perhaps never truly considered religion found occasion to pray, perhaps for the safety or health of a loved one, and those prayers were answered in a common or less so manner, that may influence once to believe in a faith. Alternatively, unanswered prayers might have the opposite effect. Once again, these are the simplest of situations, and an actual life has so many variables and different scenarios as to make it impossible to list them, but it may be seen that personal experiences can lead one to or away from a faith. Lastly, consider the mind you mold during your life. Some psyches are certainly more welcoming to faith than others. Life may have brought you up to value pride in oneself, to believe in the power your own hands wield and the works you can create. If so, the humility and acknowledgment of inferiority to an Almighty in Christianity may not sit well with you. Or you may well indeed be accepting of the idea of a super being, one who accepts your flaws and grants unconditional love, one with whom you can rest your problems and worries, and find peace. There are variables uncountable as to why somebody might eventually find faith in Christianity to be an integral part of their life, and just as in any religion or lack thereof, it's more up to the individual to evaluate other individuals based on what they know rather than what they might deduct based on something so amorphous as faith.

Why are you a Christian?

I was convinced at an early age that the man Jesus Christ is theSon of God. In my studies and teachings as an adult the evidenceavailable today clearly supports this truth. I chose to followJesus Christ's teachings and try to follow his way of life which isoutlined in the Bible. Though I may fail at this on a daily basisJesus Christ is true to his word concerning His forgiveness which Ipersonally ask for every day. Accepting God's love for you ( JesusChrist ) is a wonderful thing. Everyone should give Him thatchance. I just want to say that I'm not the same person who wrote theabove. Life is cruel isn't it? I mean, would you say that you havebeen living in a happily ever after story? This is why you shouldaccept Him in your heart, to have a happily ever after even whenthere are problems. Personally, I am a Christian because I have apersonal relationship with God, not because I call myself one. Thismeans that I accepted Him. I decided to give my life to Him becauseI was in so much pain and with him there is only peace which bringsjoy. When I was 9 years old I wanted to get out of this world (thisis something I'm not proud of). Soon though, my family and I beganto go to church. You wouldn't believe how many joyful people stoodup each morning just to come and sit and sing and listen and readthe Bible. I wanted that joy! now, thanks to Him, I have that joyevery single day! Because I love the Lord! I believe that there is a God in heaven. Why else would there bethis wonderful world we live in. Atheists seem to think that theBible was made from some people that wanted to start something likeBuddha. I almost read the Bible everyday and it is there to make usas people better Christians. When I was a child I wanted to be ableto spread the Word of God and have people saved. I don't see howpeople aren't scared to go to hell. It is almost mentionedeverywhere you turn! Somehow the Bible is called a "fake" which Idisagree with. And all the promises He gives us are awesome. Ithink that if anyone read Romans 8:38-39 " I am persuaded that nordeath, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, northings present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor anycreature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, whichis through Christ Jesus our Lord." That they will not let anyone oranything get in the way of it. God has His arms out to you. He wants you to come up and live withHim; that's why you need to get saved! God is always watching youfrom heaven. He is there 24/7 no matter if you feel it or not. Heis and He is always watching you. As a Christian I have learnedthat the hard way, my family just went through a death and I feltthat God had left me and my sadness turned into hatred. I went intotherapy and was asked " Are you a Christian?" I broke down crying,I had turned my back to God and put myself in His place. I am aChristian because it became clear to me that being religious andhaving all the right answers intellectually is just nonsense as allour righteousness and cleverness is 'filthy rags' - I realized it'sall nothing when I came to face the reality of the loving person ofJesus Christ. He changed my life in many ways and still is. He hasnever once let me down or forgotten me, although I regularly failHim. His word is absolute truth and able to be tested. Through itHe changes lives and its truth provides answers to the questions oflife and the future. Well, first off, I would like to say that I can kind of see why youwouldn't believe in Christianity (or any religion, for thatmatter). The essence of any religion is lack of proof, in believingin something you can't be sure of. Remember how, when you were akid, you believed in Santa, even though there was no proof? Well,it's kinda the same thing (with obvious differences, of course,since Santa isn't real). However, if you only truly believe inthings you've seen with your own eyes, then religion would appearto be a "load of rubbish" as you put it. But, riddle me this: haveyou ever directly seen a black hole? Have you ever seen an atom?While I am guessing here, the answer is probably "no." But youstill believe in them, even though you haven't seen them with yourown eyes. Now, I'm not a particularly religious person (I don'tattend church every Sunday,) and I do agree that while somethings in Christianity do appear to be impossible, it doesn't meanthat they necessarily are.

Why are you not a Christian?

Opinion I have learned over time that the church does not follow the bibleI was taught, the one where people are instructed to love theirneighbors before themselves. Everyone may have their own opinionsbut mine are that if there is a god (which I do not think ispossible), then as long as I am a good person in this life she willhonor me. It is my experiences that shaped my beliefs and those ofmy friends. Everyone should make their own choices so thinkcarefully and look into many religions before you decide which oneis best for you. The right question would be: "Why are you aChristian?". If you knew why you are a Christian, it would becomevery easy for you to understand why most people on Earth are not. Opinion Because reading the Bible made it more and more apparent to me thatthis could be no more the word of God then anything else written.It has too many statements to prove that it was written by a groupof people that simply had no concept of modern Science andtherefore should not be trusted as the word of a God. If oneunderstands this to be true of any part of the Bible then anintelligent person must become skeptical of other parts as well. Ilater came to terms with the fact that there is nothing more toreligion, in general, than just trying to believe something becauselife can make a complex and lonely. We are the only animal inexistence that is this complicated so we often wish for anotherlife form that we can relate to so we start making things up todeal with this fact. Opinion My mother decided it would be wrong to baptize me, so she left meto decide for myself later in life. I was later taught Christianvalues in school, but although I could sympathize with some values,I came to the conclusion that I would not be part of the systemsurrounding Christianity, a system which I hold responsible forendless evils. I am also appalled by the way some shady creatures seek shelter inthat religion, drawn in by a notion of being able to be forgivenfor all sorts of misdeeds. I have concluded that there is no god,and that there is no afterlife. Sometimes this is a very lonely andscaring thought that make me feel like an infinitely small speck inthe universe, but it is also a great freedom. I also find comfortin the views of Sami shamanism, which states that all things areconnected in some sense. Opinion I remember the day i stopped being a Christian. The church decidedto show a video about how you can only get in to heaven if you knowof Christ. it basically boiled down to that it was the guy's bestfriend's fault he could not get in because his friend never toldhim about Christ. it made me so angry! how could a supposedlyloving god, forsake a good person over some thing SO trivial. so iasked "what about the people who do not have a chance to hear ofhim, or the ones where it is not a viable option?" and theresponse? "every one hears of Jesus" so i said "that is impossible"and they replied "no, every one hears about him!" that was the dayi started looking at things my own way. as i got older i came tothe conclusion that humans wrote the bible, and even if it wasoriginally dictated by God, humans messed it up. i will never be aChristian again. Opinion My reasons for steering clear of Christianity are many, but threepredominate: . Firstly, the Abrahamic god is rather harsh, and yet we aresupposed to believe He is kind and loving. In the Bible, what arecalled the hard passages, God is unyielding in the atrocities Hecommits, from commanding genocide to nuking entire cities. Bycomparison, the Geneva Convention, demonstrates the morality thathumankind can conceive is at a higher standard than is held by thebiblical deity. . Secondly, the Bible, often considered the divinely inspiredliteral word of God, is frequently confusing and contradictory,which explains why there are so many denominations, and yet almostall of them dictate Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus (No salvationoutside [their] church) which is an absurd standard by which a godwould judge His creation. I have yet to encounter a ministry thatdoes not make liberal use of parsing and interpretation to mold theword of God to its own end, i.e. of all the abominations in the OldTestament, homosexuality is the only one that continues to berecognized. Similarly, Jesus advocates prayer in private: on themountain, in the field, in the closet. Not one church acknowledgesthis, as it is contrary to organized religion. . Thirdly, and I must admit this is rather prejudicial of me, butcontemporary Christians as they conduct themselves in the media andonline are not folks on whom I would want to model my own behavior.This is partly due to the increased visibility of obnoxiousness,but the frequency by which I see judgment and damnation to hellfireand the ferocity with which I see pundits and politicians try tobreach the wall of separation and inflict their Procrustean valuesupon the rest of society, frankly, makes me cringe even to bewished Merry Christmas, or God Bless. I'd rather not have theholiday at all, and have Evolution taught in schools, and therights of gays and women honored. Opinion Not only am I not Christian but I am increasingly worried howChristian fundamentalism closes many people off in their own mindsfrom accepting obvious scientific findings. It may not beabsolutely obvious to the layperson how old the Earth is, but todismiss the fact that tectonic drift takes place - to determinedlyignore the glaringly obvious fit between South America and Africa(as some do) is to deny one any logic. To have the idea thatpreconceived religious ideas better scientific breakthroughs showsan unwillingness to accept logic itself, which is very worrying. Opinion I am not Christian or any other religion because I use logic andcritical thinking skills. I have read the entire Bible, most parts of it several times, andhave sought explanations for everything that could be proof of aGod. When carefully studied, the Bible itself becomes proof thatGod does not exist ,rather than proof that he does. Opinion Because I am an American and I have the right to choose whether ornot to believe in anything, and frankly I think it is infuriatingthat people are so easily willing to demean other people that don'tbelieve in, "ALMIGHTY GOD". Opinion I am not a Christian because I am incredibly indecisive, and wouldlike a half-hour chat with any god or gods I end up devoting myselfto, in order to clear up some points. Opinion Because I am part of another religion. Opinion Because [the Christian] god is a propagandist figure someone or agroup created before history can remember. Opinion Because I choose to not believe in imaginary things. The same reason why I don't believe in Santa Claus and Spiderman;they are both the creation of men. Opinion Because God is just a character from ancient times.There is toomuch going against Christianity. I'm not just going on faith. Opinion Because I believe that Christianity is just an idea and belief thatpeople support in order to seek comfort form their ignorance of theunknown. It is natural for human beings to be afraid of the unknowndue to survival instincts and therefore to try and seek safety inthe form of false or pretense knowledge. Opinion I made up my own mind about what I believe because what theCatholic church was teaching just didn't sit quite right with me. Iresearched other religions, found one that better reflected what Ibelieve to be right as well as making more sense to me, and I'm nowa happy pagan with no intention of going back. And for the record,religious and the ability to use logic, reason and criticalthinking skills are not mutually exclusive. Opinion The real question should really be why are you not any of the otherthousands of religions out there. Christianity is only one religionone that many are born into. This many religions all claiming thatthey are the one true religion is one of the strong reasons I amnot Christian. I was born that way. I think most of us are... but some of ussuccumb to teaching and/or training. The proper question is not "why am I not a Christian", the questionis "why are you?" Opinion Any and all religions are a matter of personal conviction, that is,of 'being convinced' of it's truth. A religion does not necessarilyhave to be true in reality in order for a person to be convinced inhis or her own mind that it is true. People who are not Christiansare not convinced to their personal satisfaction that Christianityis true. Rather they are convinced of the opposite. Opinion I was never given a good reason to be a Christian. Every timesomeone tried to give me a reason to become a Christian it onlyfurther convinced me that that was not who I was. Opinion I have read the "holy bible" cover to cover. It is flawed isseveral hundred places, contradicts itself at least 30 times, andit was just flat out wrong in at least 25. The more I read it, the more I doubted it. I can think for myself,and like the person above me said, i don't need an invisible friendto control my life and my actions for me. I don't believe it'sright to condemn people of other religions (Hindus, Buddhists,Muslims, etc) because they don't believe in the same invisibleavenger that you do. Opinion The question,"Why are you not a Christian", is basically the sameas asking,"Why do you not worship Zeus" ? Or any other of thethousands of gods that have ever existed. Clarence Darrow, whodefended John Scopes in the Dayton Tennessee "monkey trial" forteaching evolution said, "I don't believe in God because I don'tbelieve in Mother Goose". Every Christian is an atheist when itcomes to all the other gods that have ever been worshipped. Thedyed-in-the wool atheist just goes one god further. Opinion Because I'm sticking with my tradition, which is the original:Judaism.

What do Christians believe the main purposes of being on earth are?

Answer . Christians, such as myself, believe that the main purpose of life on earth is to save the lost (unbelievers), and to glorify God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in everything that we do, which we do with all of our might. These goals are in SHARP contrast to those (Arabs) who blow themselves and others up just so that they might have a chance at heaven with a bunch of virgins. By the way, the virgins thing is just for the men, as the women are left out in the cold.

What is Christianity about?

My point of view in a short statement : It's about living in peace , loving our Father with our heart soul and mind and praising Jesus for giving us victory over flesh and the the principalities of darkness. Excepting eternal life in peace with Our (Abba) Father and Jesus sitting at His right side and all the heavenly host. Christianity is when you believe that God loved you enough to die on the cross to die for our sins, an thenloved us enough to rise again, and if we believe, God promises us a eternal home in Heaven. For more information, listen to the radio station 93.5 f and then call and ask them to tell you th full Gospel story and answer your questions, and listen to the station.

What is the purpose of the holy book of Christianity?

To save the lost, the unbelievers, and glorify their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in everything that they do.. Answer . The Holy Book is like a roadmap to help you be with Jesus. Once you're one with Jesus, then the Holy Book is now useless, because you are already there. Any further reading after you're already one with Jesus is now mere self-hypnosis. . Answer . Psalm 119:105 (King James Version) . 105Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (King James Version) . 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.. Christians never cease to need instruction in various ways from their master, including from and through the written word of God. Since their minds are active 'bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ', and seeking to let the Holy Spirit apply the word and will of God to every situation, they do not engage in hypnosis of any kind. Quite the opposite, they with every part of their being seek to serve their Lord Jesus Christ, and this certainly requires an active mind which is also humbly submitted to God's will. .

What is the Christian view of the purpose of life?

\n. \nIn the Christian view, everybody who was ever and will be born on this planet have a reason and a purpose. Each person will be different, but everybody was born for a special reason that God had planned for their life even before they were born. God has a predetermined plan for everyone's lives, which is called God's Will. The thing is that all who believe in the Lord, repent of their sins, and believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for their own sins and the sins of everyone else in the world, will one day end up living in heaven for all of eternity. A place of joy, peace, and endless time to praise and worship God. So, the Christian view of the purpose of life is to bring glory to God by living righteously, bringing others to the faith, and following His Will.

Who are Christians?

Christians were first called Christ followers in the New Testament; thus, if we follow the Bible, Christians are followers of Christ.. Christians are the one who believes in Jesus Christ as our Savior. We follow Him as He leads us to victory.

Who were the Christians?

'were' isn't really the right word. They are still around today, and there are loads of them. They are people who believe in God, go to Chruch, and read the Bible. They believe Jesus is the Son of God, and that he will rise again one day to forgive the sinners and reward the good people. Anyone can be a Christian, so long as they believe.

What is the purpose of Young Men's Christian Association?

The purpose of the YMCA is to build up the mind, body and spirit of the men and women of the world. It was originally created to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world through young men, but has completely changed its mission since it was created in 1844.

What is a Christian?

ANSWER: A Christian is a follower of Christ. In the original, theword Christian was coming from Christ and even in English bears aresemblance. The word not only meant that, but it meant also :being like Christ. The Bible teaches that if you want a life withGod, free from sin and have eternal life you have to become afollower of Christ (John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way,the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but byme."). To become a Christian you need to accept Jesus who sacrificedHimself on the Cross as your Savior from sin and Lord of your life.You confess your sins to God, and repent from them. That is thestart of your life as a Christian. Then you develop your relationwith God by listening to Him. You need to know His will fromreading the Bible and praying. In the Christian life there is alsosinging to God, praise, fellowship and others things described inthe Bible. Christianity does not mean blind faith in some conceptof a distant God but a close relationship with a loving God and aSavior God. Some people believe a Christian is someone who has followed a planof salvation involving: 1. Romans 10:17 (hearing the message), 2.Hebrews 11:6 (believing the message), 3. Luke 13: 3 (repenting), 4.Romans 10:9 (confessing "Jesus is Lord" publically 1 Timothy 6:12)5. Acts 2:38 (getting baptized) 1 Peter 3:21. They believe you aresaved by God's grace, and your faith, plus baptism. Colossians 2:12Ephesians 2:8 we are saved by God's grace. Formula: your faith +God's grace= salvation. Jesus extended the invitation to be his follower, saying: "Ifanyone wants to come after me, let him disown himself and pick uphis torture stake and continually follow me." (Matthew16:24) Thosewho are true Christians have full faith that Jesus Christ is God'sSon, the Promised Seed who sacrificed his human life as a ransom,was resurrected and exalted to the right hand of God, and receivedauthority to subdue his enemies and vindicate Jehovah'ssovereignty. (Mt 20:28; Lu 24:46; Joh 3:16; Ga 3:16; Php 2:9-11;Heb 10:12, 13) Christians view the Bible as the inspired Word ofGod, absolute truth, beneficial for teaching and discipliningmankind. Christian means Christlike, so Christians imitate to thebest of their ability to be like Jesus Chris. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That is a good question, what the hell is a christian? I honestlythink they do not even know themselves. ~ Praise lou lou the spaghetti monster.

What is the purpose of the alter in a Christian church?

Alters have been built for religious purposes since the days of Adam, when he built an alter as a sacred place to worship God and to offer up his sacraments. Alters are special places dedicated for the purpose of performing sacred rites. They are blessed and consecrated for that very purpose.

Why is there Christianity?

Opinion Christianity exists because there are many people who attest to andhave experienced the truth of Christ and his message, whether it bethe intellectual, historical, archaeological, or scientific truthpresented in the Bible. They find no need to suspend rationalthinking or intelligence in order to believe because all harmonizeperfectly. Many are involved in fulfilling the Great Commission ofbringing the message of Christ's amazing work and presence to allpeople, despite intolerance and persecution against them and themessage. Christianity came about because of sin in the garden of Eden. Yousee in the beginning God made everything very good. But because ofAdams disobedience sin came into the world. That sin was passed onto everyone who has every lived. No matter who you are or what goodyou may have done we have all sinned. All of us have take somethingthat wasn't ours that is stealing even if it were a paper clip.Most of us have hated someone and if we have hated someone then wehave actually committed murder in our hearts. Most of us havelooked on someone to want to take them to bed, this is adultery ifyour married and fornication if you're not. Having said that, Godknowing that people were this way, and yet loving us still, made away for us to come back to Him. Because sin had driven us from Him.He sent Jesus to pay the price for us. To die in our place and bepunished instead of us for something that He didn't do. This is whythere is Christianity. Want to know more. Christianity came about because of sin in the garden of Eden. Yousee in the beginning God made everything very good. But because ofAdams disobedience sin came into the world. That sin was passed onto everyone who has every lived. No matter who you are or what goodyou may have done we have all sinned. All of us have take somethingthat wasn't ours that is stealing even if it were a paper clip.Most of us have hated someone and if we have hated someone then wehave actually committed murder in our hearts. Most of us havelooked on someone to want to take them to bed, this is adultery ifyour married and fornication if you're not. Having said that, Godknowing that people were this way, and yet loving us still, made away for us to come back to Him. Because sin had driven us from Him.He sent Jesus to pay the price for us. To die in our place and bepunished instead of us for something that He didn't do. This is whythere is Christianity. Want to know more.

What is Christianitys life purpose?

\nChristians see life as a gift from God, the Creator. Therefore, a Christian tries to please his maker in everything he does. Thus the ultimate goal of a Christian is to glorify his maker. Christians do that first by believing in Jesus Christ as their savior, who was sent by God to save humankind from their sins. Because of God's willingness to sacrifice his son for the human kind, a Christian feels joy and love towards his God. This love results in good deeds, helping of the poor, etc.

Who is Christian?

A Christian is someone who is a person who believes that Christdied for their sins and rose again.

You think its in Christianity ive heard that Mary magdalane was purposely left out of the bible is that true?

Mary Magdalene is not left out but is indeed mentioned a number of times in the New Testament. She is even mentioned as the first witness of the risen Christ (Mark 16:9). What is left out of the Bible are details which are untrue. These details which 'didn't pass the muster' since the disciples and other witnesses were alive when the Gospels were written, were thus omitted. What people now try and do is to push certain details as being true and left out, as if there is some kind of conspiracy. The conspiracy, if there is any, is on the side of those who in modern days, think they know better than those who were actually there and saw what happened for themselves. In particular there is an attempt to sell books and movie tickets and make money from such stories. People need to understand that absolute truth was of critical interest to the early church. This is particularly so in the light of the opponents who could 'strike down' anything which was a lie, particularly the resurrection, of which Mary Magdelene was herself a witness. Thus, anything which was untrue was not regarded as scripture, hence a number of spurious Gospels such as the Gospel of Thomas were not given any respect in the church, since they were not entirely accurate in all details. Mary Magdalene was not left out of the Bible. What was left out was the book The Gospel of Mary Magdalene or simply The Gospel of Mary. Other Gospel that was left out of the Bible were, The Gospel of Thomas & The Gospel of Barnabas The term 'purposely left out' also has somewhat incorrect connotations in some people's minds. It may be more correct to say that these writings which do not belong in the scripture were omitted since they contain untruths. They never belonged in the first place and so to say they were omitted suggests an error of some kind on the part of those who compiled the canon, whereas the errors are in those documents such as The Gospel of Mary Magdalene.

What can Christians do and not do?

If you want to check out the Christians way and Bible teachings, the best way to go is to visit and find out. You take it from there to make your choice. Christians can do anything if they have their trust in Jesus Christ. I dont mean falling off an airplane thing but supernaturally. You can do anything because God gave everyone free will. The real question is what you should and should not do.

Is the purpose of Christian Baptism the same purpose of the Jewish Mikveh?

Christian Baptism, as I understand it, is done: . 1 as a one time sacrament . 2 as an outward expression of testimony of the believer's acceptance of Jesus' gift of salvation by his sacrificial death on the cross . 3 with total body immersion is symbolized the death to sin & the rising to a new life in Christ As such, baptism is completely unrelated to the mikvah. Mikvah is a bath that an individual can go to many times throughout their lives with its purpose being to restore one's spiritual status, mikvah restores your inner pure, innocent self.

What are the Christianity life purpose on Earth?

To prove ourselves worthy to return to Gods presence. To see if we will keep all of the commandments Christ has given us. To marry and to bring us righteous children. To serve our fellow men. To live by faith. To be doers of the word and not just hearers.

What is the purpose of the Christian fish symbol?

The Christian fish symbol is used by Christians because Christin choosing His disciples that were fishermen on the shores of theSea of Galilee called them to follow Him saying he would make them"fishers of men". . Only people knowing this story would know the meaning of the fishsymbol so Christians used it when they were being persecuted inRome as a secret way of signaling to other Christians that theywere Christian.

What is the purpose of the font in a Christian church?

A font holds the water which is used in baptisms. It comes from the word 'fount' meaning 'source" or "spring". For Christians, baptism initiates a person into the community of believers in Christ; it means a new life.. Traditionally, the font has been placed near the door of a church building for 2 reasons: (a) to signify that a person is entering the Church at baptism (b) for Christians to touch the water upon coming in for worship - it reminds them of their baptism. The practice mentioned in (b) has fallen away in Protestant churches.

What was the purpose of the fish symbol in Christianity?

A: The fish symbol was formerly used quite widely as a sacred symbol of the female vulva. The fish Goddess, Aphrodite Salacia, was worshipped by her followers on her sacred day, Friday, when they ate fish and engaging in orgies. Just as the early Christians adopted pagan feast days in order to divert worship away from pagan deities, so they adopted the fish symbol and ate fish on Fridays, but of course did not engage in orgies. The original symbolism has long been forgotten, and the symbol is now associated by most Christians with the concept of 'fishers of men'. A: In Greek, the initials of the words in the phrase, 'Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour' spell Ichthys, which means 'Fish'. It may have been used as a means of identifying other Christians in a time of persecution.

What is the purpose of music in Christianity?

Well, originally, it was to help the common people, most of whom couldn't read, to devote themselves to Christianity. Today, they're basically an expression of our faith. To worship and praise God, and to help the believer to get intimate with his/her maker.

What is the purpose of original sin in Christianity?

A: Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430) introduced the notion of original sin to the western half of the Christian Church, although it was never accepted in the Greek-speaking east and has been largely abandoned by many of the Protestant Churches. He said that original sin resulted directly from the disobedience of Adam and Eve, and believed that it could only be removed by baptism, so without baptism, souls could not go to heaven. Over the centuries, original sin has been one of the principal justifications for infant baptism, since those who have been baptised were said to be free of original sin and thus able to enter heaven if they are not guilty of unrepented mortal sins. Cardinal George Pell recently stated that the story of Adam and Eve is a myth, describing it as a religious story told for religious purposes. Without their existence, it will be hard to sustain the belief that Christians are born with original sin as a consequence of the sin of Adam and Eve, or that without baptism all are condemned to hell. It is too early to predict that the Church will soon abandon the doctrine of original sin, yet Adam and Eve can no longer be blamed for original sin that Christian tradition said that we all bear.

What is the purpose of the Congregation of Christian Brothers?

The purpose of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (FSC= Fratres Scholarum Christianarum ) is is to give a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor, according to the ministry which the Church has entrusted to it. Of course, that is the second purpose. Like all religious orders, the first purpose of the order is help the members of the order get to Heaven

What does Christianity teach about the origin and purpose of the universe?

Genesis 1:1 in the Bible says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth". So in seven days God created everything that is seen and not seen. The purpose of the universe is to glorify God. In the Psalms it says, "The heavens declare the glory of God and the earth displays His handiwork". Now it is up to you whether you believe that. If you do, you will have one kind of life, if not you will have a worse one. When you begin to question everything about God, there are always more questions that come up. The enemy uses these incessant questions to keep us from coming to God because he figures if we can keep asking questions, we will never come to God in faith. God doesn't mind your questions, but there is a point when you need to believe and put aside the questions. When God is ready for you to know the answers, He will show you. Until then, He wants you to trust Him in all of your life.

What is God's purpose in life for Christians?

Throughout Scripture, God reveals His intention for mankind - to become sons and daughtes in the God Family. After being called by the Father (John 6:44;65) and getting properly baptized (Acts 2:38-39), we receive God's Holy Spirit - being begotten like Jesus was. We are then to follow our perfect example of Christ and do God's good works. If we remain strong to the end, we will be part of the firstfruits spoken of in the Bible.

How does difference in wealth impact on the way people respond to the meaning and purpose offered by Christianity?

Jesus taught that it is difficult for a wealthy person to enter the kingdom of heaven, but all things are possible to God. Jesus taught that Christians should think about others, not just themselves. Sometimes this can be more difficult for a wealthy person than for those who already depend upon others for their life and sustenance. Both comparatively wealthy and comparatively poor people are called upon to take Jesus' teachings seriously, and learn to love God, and to love their neighbours as themselves. If a person is wealthy, he or she is called upon to give generously, to God and to the poor (2 Cor. 9:6-11). However, Paul said that someone who gives everything to the poor but has not love gains nothing (1 Cor. 13:3). Both Jesus and Paul had many more messages for the rich than for the poor, but the poor can offer their service to God and it will be warmly received (Luke 21:2-3). In the Church, it is hard, but the rich person is not to be favoured above the poor person: this is something we need to work at (James 2:1-12).

Is the true purpose of atheists to annoy Christians?

No. Atheists are simply people who do not think there is sufficient evidence for the existence of a God or gods. While some atheists do bother Christians and can be a nuisance at times, most stay quite and carry on with ordinary lives. Unfortunately, as with all groups, the most vocal atheists are the most noticeable ones. So it is important to avoid making a judgement based on this small portion of a large group.

What is the purpose of the church in Christianity?

The church building is only a place for believers to meet and to worship God - or any other purpose the believers may want to use it for. A group of believers in in one particular area is called a church in the Bible. 2Th 1:1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Phm 1:2 to the beloved Apphia, Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house: The church is also used to talk about all believers in Christ. Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, Col 1:24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,

What is the purpose of Christian domestic discipline?

The purpose of Christian domestic discipline is to enable those tolive within the principles of a traditional Christian if that istheir belief. In general it means the husband is the head of thehousehold and can discipline his wife through spanking. Another Answer: Domestic Discipline is a Loving relationship between a man and awife. It is in no way abuse. It is a loving consented relationship.See link below:

What is the purpose of a Christian hosoi?

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What is Christianity?

Christian Perspective: Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament as the continuation of the Old Testament revelation to the Ancient Israelites. Most Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and fully human, the savior of humanity prophesied in the Old Testament, and and that He will again return as promised. Consequentially, Christians refer to Jesus as Christ or Messiah and the term "Christianity" itself is a derivative of "Christ". There are currently 2.2 billion Christians in the world and growing, making Christianity the largest religion in the world. Islamic Perspective: . Christianity is Islam (or submission to God) per the Bible God revelation to Jesus. . Jesus is referred to as Christ or Messiah. . Christianity is one of the Abrahamic religions; namely Judaism, Christianity, and Islam per Qur'an God revelation to prophet Muhammad. Christianity is an Abrahamic religion. It is also a monotheistic religion, although its Trinitarian doctrine is seen by Muslims as non-monotheistic. Adherents believe in the Bible, and that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and that He will return as promised. Different Christian Sects There are five major sects in Christianity and some say even more, but the easiest way to break up Christianity is into these five categories: Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Eastern, and Mormon. Each of these groups believe the other groups are failing in their attempt to reach proper salvation through the Christ and as such have their own methods of attaining this goal. Orthodox Christianity is the one of the oldest Christian Sects in the sense that it represents a fragment of the original Church and holds many doctrines in common with Catholicism as concerns the Sacraments. The disagreement between the Orthodox and Catholic is over leadership. The Orthodox maintain that the Church is a community of Patriarchs all with equal standing as opposed to a Pope with supreme power over all cardinals. Orthodox are most famous for praying with icons. There are several movements in Orthodox Christianity, the most famous being the Greek Orthodox and the Russian Orthodox, but there are also Georgian Orthodox, Bulgarian Orthodox, Slavic Orthodox, and Eastern Orthodox. Catholicism is also one of the oldest Christian Sects in the sense that it represents a fragment of the original Church. Catholics hold that all seven sacraments are necessary to be saved along with the proper Eucharist. Catholicism also has several co-equal rites such as the Roman Rite (the most popular), the Byzantine Rite, the Slavic Rite, and so on. All Catholics (and exclusively Catholics) recognize the infallibility of the Pope on certain matters and the Pope's rule over Christendom. Protestantism incorporates a wide variety of different movements and in certain cases, different sects in its umbrella. As a result, it is hard to pin down Protestantism. It formed as a rejection of Catholic doctrine in some cases, especially as concerns Calvinists and Lutherans or Catholic power in some cases, especially as concerns Anglicanism/Episcopalianism and Presbyterianism. As Protestant doctrines most often derive from the idea that the Bible should be the only source of Christian belief, differing interpretations of the Bible have made Protestant movements most prone to splitting. New Protestant movements are being created all of the time, with the Evangelical Movement among the fastest growing forms of Christianity. Most African-Americans ascribe to Protestant movements such as the Baptist Church. Mormonism is a uniquely American form of Christianity (that is to say it embodies many American cultural ideas and American locales not that exclusively Americans are Mormons). Mormonism holds the Divine Revelation extended beyond the Biblical Period, resulting in additional Testaments of His Will. The most famous of these new documents is the Book of Mormon. Additionally Mormons believe that Divine Revelation continues into the present day and the Elder Mormon Leadership has partial access to Divine Knowledge in order to arbitrate Questions of the Faith. Many Christians outside of Mormonism consider Mormonism to be a heresy as it does not hold to the Nicene Creed's understanding of the Trinity. The Eastern Christian Churches are not a uniform group of churches, but this group represents all of the Churches of the Old World that do not fit neatly into the categories of Orthodox, Catholic, or Protestant. These churches include the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Egyptian Coptic Church, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and the early Christian Heretical Religions (such as the Nestorians and Justinians). What makes these Christian sects unique is different in every case. The Ethiopians have additional holy books and a unique liturgy, the Coptics hold to Monophysite Heresy, the Armenian Church did not join with the Early Patriarchs of the Church, and so forth.

What is the purpose of religion for Christians?

Religion has no purpose in Christianity. True Christianity is not about religion but relationship. A Christian is a person who has been restored to a right relationship with God. Many of the practices of the common "religions" have no Biblical basis.

What do Christians believe the purpose of evil is?

Well for one thing, there are many types of Christians that believedifferently about the purpose of evil. However, the true Christianwho relies on the Bible can easily learn what the purpose of evilis. Such as for example at Psalm 92:7 says: "When the wicked onessprout as the vegetation and all the practice's of what is hurtfulblossom forth, it is that they may be annihilated forever." Yes, as it was in Noah's day, the present proliferation of evil isevidence that God's judgement is impending, not just against wickedhumans but also against Satan and his demons, who will be hurledinto an abyss of inactivity as a prelude to their eventualdestruction. (Read 2 Timothy 3:1-5 and Revelation 20:1-3, 7-10) So who will execute that judgement? Well, none other than JesusChrist, about whom we read: "For this purpose the Son of God wasmade manifest, namely, to break up the works of the Devil."-1 John3:8. Of course, we need to ask the question, Do we yearn for an endto evil? If so, then you can take comfort in the promises containin the Bible. You see, no other book exposes the very author ofevil, Satan, and no other book shows how he and all his wickedworks will finally be eradicated. So we urge you to just take inaccurate knowledge of the Bible so as to protect yourself againstSatan's evil influences now and to secure the hope of living in aworld free from evil. Just read Psalm 37:9,10. Addendum: Here is anextended look at Mr. Guzman's fine answer-According to someChristian Theologists, they believe evil exists because God givesthem "free will" . Christianity opines that because Adam and Evedisobeyed God, it caused mankind to draw away from Him. It is saidthat suffering exists not only because God exerts justice on theevil of mankind but also because He can allow people to grow tomake them stronger Christians through suffering . BethDavies-Stofko,who writes for Patheos Library says, in part: Humansuffering takes many forms: emotional(lonliness,anxiety,grief);natural(earthquakes,floods,tsunamis,forestfires);moralsuffering(breaking God's commandments-sinning). Irenaes, an earlychurch father of the 2nd century formed an argument to show evil isnecessary for human moral and spiritual developement so thatChristians can strive and grow into fellowship with God.

What was the purpose of the Women's Christian Temperance Union formed?

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was the first massorganization among women devoted to social reform with a program that "linked the religiousand the secular through concerted and far-reaching reform strategies based on applied Christianity." The WCTU was organized by women who were concerned about thedestructive power of alcohol and the problems it was causing their families and society. Theymet in churches to pray and then marched to the saloons to ask the owners to close theirestablishments.

What does Christianity teach about life's purpose?

The first question of the Greater Westminster Catechism says this: Question 1: What is the chief and highest end of man? Answer: Man's chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever. This is basically what the Bible teaches about the purpose of life - to know God. For a Christian there is a slight difference the purpose for life is to be involved in God's work on earth.