Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Are you a Christian?

The most important question anyone can answer is whether or not they are ready to die. I am of the opinion that the only people in the world who can answer this question in the affirmative are Christians. That doesn't fly so well in a post-modern, "multi-truth" world like ours! That's why I am suggesting you read an article I wrote, "What is a Christian?" A lot of people use that word and either have no clue what it means or have very false views of what it means. This article should at least lay a foundation to some of the basics. It is not that long and you can find it here http://www.gfcto.com/WhatisaChristian.htm
PWM

2 comments:

  1. hello. I'm an italian boy (so please forgive for my very bad english!). Moreover I'm catholic like the most of Italy people is. I was reading your article "Are you a Christian?" and I've noticed one thing. I have to tell you that I grew up in the way of Giovanni Bosco (a saint man of Tourin, Torino)and now I became an animator/catechist who helps boys and girls, from 14 to 18 years old, in their christian and civil formation. The thing I've noticed is that you told about the people ready to die without "any problems". I think that this ideas about the death can remove people from religion. Jesus said that His way was moreover for the living people , so please in your next article, write about living people and what God said for them. Write about the way of living of Christian people, their joy, their strenght, their problems, their fears. This is just my opinion. Thank you for reading my comment. If you want to reply me leave a comment on dblk.blogspot.com

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  2. Dear dblk,
    I agree very much with you that it is very important for Christian people to know how to live. Jesus placed immense value on our actions. But He also condemned men who had very "good" and "religious" actions... but not the heart to go along with them. The greater issue is whether or not we have put our faith in Jesus alone (apart from all works) for our salvation. True good works can only come from a truly good heart; and the only people on the planet with good hearts are the ones who have been born again (John 3:5-7 "Jesus answered, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’"

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