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Why did Gandhi say he likes Christ but he does not like Christians because they are unlike their Christ?
Answer 6 June 2009
Gandhi actually said "I admire Christ, but not Christians"; Gandhi liked/loved all people.
It is impossible to say, for certain, why Gandhi made this comment. He lived both in South Africa when it was under British rule, and later in India during the time of the Raj. It is not a matter of debate that, whilst Britain did bring benefits to India, it did so in a manner which was paternalistic and, at times, quite brutal.
The fact that the ones doing this to the people of India proclaimed themselves to be followers of Christ, would quite possibly have made an impression on Gandhi, who, it appears, had read the Gospel accounts and saw that Christ's followers were quite unlike Christ Himself. Whereas Christ turned the other cheek, the British rulers could be harsh. Whereas Christ was a person who loved the weak, the oppressed, and the outcast the British rulers were seen to be rich, powerful and elitist.
- Because he was right. There are very, very few Christ-like people in this world and Ghandi quite possibly never met one. This has always been the case; true Christians - not in just name only - are few and far between.
Matthew 15:7 "Hypocrites, well did Esaiah prophesy of you, saying, 'This people draw nigh to me with their mouth, and honour me with their lips; but their hearts are far from me."
- Gandhi loved the Sermon on the Mount and all its teachings and urged his followers to read certain parts of the Bible and adhere to those principles. But, he did not agree with the divinity of the Christ or that no one may enter heaven except through him.
- For Gandhi, "God is Truth" and vice versa. Christ, like Gandhi, was nonviolent. How many Christians are nonviolent? Therefore, the quote strikes a chord with most people because it rings as absolute truth. Christ wrote "Give away your possessions and follow me." Like Christ, Gandhi had no possessions.
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Was Gandhi a terrorist to say that he likes Christ but he does not like his Christians They are unlike their Christ?
Answer No. Gandhi was not a terrorist. The reason why he liked Christ is because Jesus is loving and wants us to love and "be at peace with all people whenever possi…ble". Gandhi saw that people who call them selves 'Christians' are not 'Christlike' (the meaning of Christian). Jesus is perfect, Christians are not, we are just saved from the consequence of our sin, separation from God and eternal damnation. As I see it, most of us are far off from being Christ-like and are not doing the things Jesus desired of our lives. But Gandhi missed the widom that accepting Christ as savior does not make this world or himself perfected till Jesus comes back for us. Answer Gandhi was most certainly not a terrorist. He was basically the opposite of a terrorist because terrorists cause suffering. He was a very peaceful man. He was probably making an observation based on some people he had observed who had the name of Christian but did not live up to the high ideals of their master. Answer No. Mr Gandhi was not a terrorist. He was only telling the truth, because some are Christians only in name, not in deeds. Matthew 15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. Answer Gandhi was most likely a religious and moral man and called them as he saw them, honest of opinion.
Yes, he said:. "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." --Mahatma Gandhi
No-one, since He was the Son of God through the virgin Mary. No other human can claim to have been born in this manner.
Christian is the name given to the folowers of Christ in the ancient city of antioque.
He said something to effect of "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
By submitting our wills to the Spirit and being sober and vigilant at all hours of the day.
The bible is unclear on if Jesus actually physically went to the place called Hell. He did however experience the full anger of God toward every sinful action that had eve…r been done. Think about all of the painful things you've experienced in life, the guilt of the things you've done wrong, the pain over the things that have been done to you that have scarred you. Then think about the evil in the world, the pain of the child who is enduring horrific abuse & the darkness & evil of the abuser. The sting of racism and the hatred that causes racism. The horror of genocide and the horrors within the minds of those who could carry it out. Multiply that times about 7.5 billion (the number of people on the earth) add in the horror of being eternally cut off from the creator the source of all life and goodness in the universe. If you can imagine that, that's something like what Jesus experienced and He did it all so that we wouldn't have to wallow in it for the rest of our lives and for the rest of eternity.
If you try to do it by yourself you'll fail. The first step is knowing Christ. As you spend time with him, you'll become more like him. The best way is to study the Bible, bot…h by yourself and with others; and to spend time talking to and listening to God. Again this can be done by yourself and with others. Matthew 18:20: "For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."
All part of the Roman Empire. To learn more, try reading the bible.
The opposite of all other teens.
Revelation 1:13-16 13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hair… on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
He was like an ordinary man to see. Yet his appearance was no longer important to the apostles after he rose from the dead and went to heaven, as the Scripture says - 2 Corint…hians 5.16. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we [him] no more.
Could you give me some advice on what to do- Im really sad because I feel like I can't be a christian and republican anymore because I am a vegan and an environmentalist but I am also a devout christ?
Real simple: You could 'PRIORITIZE'. Try to figure out which is the most important for you. Secondly: see which ones don't conflict. For example being a Christian and being …a vegan should be no conflict. You could also be an environmentalist at the same time. So we've just reduced down to 2 things. Being a Christian and a Republican. If you feel there is a conflict, then just go back to step 1: PRIORITIZE. Which is more important for you? then go with it; be willing to suffer any consequences. And just be done with it. Other option: You could just go for 1-at-a-time. See what works best, then go with that. Another option: Go against the grain, and just eat meat for a while. Or just don't recycle for a month; or just don't be a republican for a year or so. But don't mess with the Christian stuff. Not good. There is no conflict- Christ is always first in the lives of his followers. There is no conflict with begin a republican - all have different levels of agreement too. We all live here and must learn to share. If you are a devout Christian then you will understand that the greatest commandment is to love your neighbor. (Actually, many people forget that the greatest commandment is to love God with your whole heart, soul, mind, & strength.) First of all, Christianity has to do with Spirituality and not food preferences or environmental preferences. Let's get that straight now. You are supposed to be looking for the after life and not your digestive system when it comes to spirituality. There should be no conflict whatsoever. The Bible states your body is a temple and the earth is sacred in God's eyes. So what are you doing wrong? Nuff said...
by following the commands of Jesus.
To be Christ like would be to worship and pray to the same God that Jesus worshiped and prayed to: Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lo…rd your God, and serve him only.'" [Matthew 4:10]Going a little farther, he (i.e. Jesus) fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will." [Matthew 26:39]So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me (i.e. my prayer and request that you raise Lazarus from the dead!). I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me." [John 11:41-42]
In The Bible
According to the Holy Bible, one of Christ's likes was humility, but he disliked pride(sin).