March 2nd 2012, 05:44 PM #1
Why does it matter who is Christian and who is not?
This may or may not be a common question here. I am asking this question because I do not see the importance of being a Christian alone. I know many people who are completely stuck on the man-made book "the Bible" see this as being some sort of important thing, but really who is to say that it is wrong to be a Muslim, or a Jew or whatever else? Why can't God love those people instead of sending them straight to hell? I see it as being great that I'm a Christian, that I believe in the resurrection of Jesus. I see two things that may cause disagreement with certain Christians. I believe in a God that has failed, a God that makes mistakes, who has created humans in the image of God. I also agree that Satan is winning the battle right now and that we are living in a sort of hell as we speak. I see Jesus's resurrection making him the Son of God, but I do not think that God would send his creation to hell for believing in something other than Jesus. I just don't think that makes a whole lot of sense.
So I guess really what I'm asking is..what makes it so important to just be a Christian alone given what I have suggested above?
July 11th 2012, 11:32 PM #2
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Re: Why does it matter who is Christian and who is not?
Well, if you look at the world religions there is a common thread of man uniting his being with the Divine Presence we call God, and you can use any other name if you wish to, it all means the same ultimately. Different cultures and different nations have built up their own versions of the sacred truths, so in my opinion it's an open question just how many levels there are in the afterlife. By the way, I like this brief poem:
"Prayer to God"
At the muezzin's call for prayer,
The kneeling faithful thronged the square,
And on Pushkara's lofty height
The dark priest chanted Brahma's might.
Amid a monastery's weeds
An old Franciscan told his beads;
While to the synagogue there came
A Jew to praise Jehovah's name.
The one great God looked down and smiled
And counted each His loving child;
For Turk and Brahmin, monk and Jew
Had reached Him through the gods they knew.
(Anon.)No matter what religions there are, they are man-made. God never made a religion. God is Life.
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