Why do some Christians say that Christianity isn't a religion but a relationship?
One trait common to just about all world religions is the idea of mankind reaching up or out to some external deity or state of being. The measure of one's devotion to one's religion is based upon how well the practitioner or group of practitioners follow the rules, rites, and/or rituals that help define the religion. Christ didn't come to do any of that. In fact, He came as God incarnate. '''God reached down to man.''' He showed mankind the standards required to be able to reach up to Him, knowing full well that mankind had no way of achieving those standards. In times past He chose to use rituals, such as animal sacrifice, to point the way to the greatest sacrifice that could be made: God Himself, incarnated in the only one born without sin, would die in our place, having lived the life we could never live on our own. By His death and resurrection, Christ provided a way for mankind not to attempt to come close to being "good enough," but rather opened the door to get to know God in a way only Adam and Eve could do before they chose to rebel against God. Christ provided an "escape clause" for the otherwise inescapable death penalty we all choose for ourselves by doing things our own selfish, ignorant way. Through Christ, we can enter into a relationship with God that doesn't just start when we die, but starts the moment we choose to follow Him, and allow Him to work through our earthly life, improving even that along the way. If it has rituals, then it's a religion. Relationships then follows according to which denominations one adheres to. Religion divides people; it never unites.
Christianity Technically it isnt Christianity because the indigenous people (Amerindians) were the first known settlers in the Caribbean so unless evidence can prove that there were people inhabiting the Caribbean before the Amerindians then the first religion would be whatever the Amerindians believed in. Christianity was not introduced to the Caribbean until the late 1400's/early 1500's shortly after Columbus rediscovered the Caribbean looking for India
There isnt one Religion, there's a number of different ones but the most common religion is Islam. The fact that there is so many different religion's has caused a lot of conflict. The Government only recognise six religion's, they are: Islam Protestantism Catholicism Hinduism Confucianism But they have the right to a free religion
Well it's not that easy to say which nation is the bravest . There were , are and will be brave people in every nation but for me the bravest nation isnt the biggest , it isnt the strongest , it isnt the richest , but a nation that fought for its land and i think this is Georgia . Yes i know Britain has a great history , Germany has a great history and…
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ok , as an astrotherist people ask me this every day . its the religion that makes science the answer to question and that god is the goodnes and the love and the world but has charistoristics of a person in a way that you need to build your relationship with god you don't deserve it automaticly. ( such as in chrishtianity ) . you must do good things to show you are sorry for…
ive been researching this as no one has given me a straight answer, it seems its obviously hard to define, all i have got from the research is that is it really religion? or is it the way in which a culture chooses to live, i understand this isnt an answer to your question but my point is, is there a definate answer?
Is it okay to have a friends with benefits to fulfil your sexual needs but also have a boyfriend who doesn't fulfil them but you love him?
If it is okay with him to have an open relationship then yes, but doing it behind his back is not a good idea. Sex is very important in a relationship, and if the sex isnt good then you guys will not get anywhere. Relationship going nowhere is pointless so just be friends with him and move on. Hope my advice helped!
When an exgirlfriend says she just doesnt want to deal with the stress of a relationship right now what does that mean?
How do you become independent from being fully dependent as a women in a relationship but stay in the relationship?
you may not think this is a good answer but i would say just tell him you want to be your own self not change becuase you are in a relationship with him. Just start doing some things without him but remember not to completly stop talking to him and doing things with him sorry if this isnt good this is my 1st time answering anyones question
Does your boyfriend really love you he wants to have a baby with you you really love him but your not sure if you should go threw with that only because your relationship isnt always good?
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