Unlike Christ

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  • 2013-01-04T06:10:38

Frank Carbone, what you have done by your reply to Brian is a perfect example of what it means to be a Christian: you messed up, acknowledged it, repented, apologized with a humble spirit and in love. I believe that most people assume that once we accept Christ, we should be perfect and experience no problems or trials. I know that many non-believers have this view. Most folks are not taking into account that we are a work in progress and we will mess up because of our fallen nature. Thank God that 1 John 1:9 reminds us that when we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. In addition, often times when Christians blow it publicly, we make amends privately instead of publicly. God is blessed by a broken spirit and a contrite heart. He can use us when we are fully submitted to Him. I was once told by a wise man that "the world says you must be perfect, then you are acceptable; God says you are acceptable, now I will perfect you." This is accomplished by examining ourselves daily, measuring ourselves against the Scriptures. You have done this and allowed the Holy Spirit to rebuke you so that you could repent and be forgiven. This is what the world needs to see in every Christian, in every little thing that we do. Not only must our fruit be evident (the fruit of the Spirit), it must be genuine. Your fruit appears to be the real deal to me, brother, and I am blessed by you and by this video.

  • 2012-09-20T07:13:41

The problem is based on the human condition. Anyone who isn't a Christian will automatically think the worst of anyone who tries to pursue righteousness. Anyone who *IS* a Christian will still struggle every step of the way along that path. Thus, no matter which way you look at it, it appears negative in the eyes of those who do not know the love of God.

  • 2012-09-10T08:24:20

Google "Jesus is" And the vary first one that pop's up is "Fake"...

  • 2012-07-05T19:42:31

I totally agree!

  • 2012-07-05T19:29:57

The Lord said they love their sins more than they loved God. People do not seem to want to believe there is a natural high standard in life-which will help us to preserve love in the world.

  • 2012-07-05T16:04:54

though I am sure you will find all these attributes, in all places and walks of life, including the church.These behaviors are not new in the churches either.Yet the Lord still loved the church and often criticized the actions of the churches and the religious elite. But he also promised he will begin his return with cleaning up the church.And growing and changing is a life time process for all of us. But yet I feel all this negative attention on the church while ignoring all the wonderful impact the churches have had too, is deceptive! Many judge churches who have never even spent more than a few visits in a church. And if our soul focal point is on each other- rather than the true purpose of the church which is go there and learn the teachings of christ then we lose any way! And we play right into the hand of evil , one more person refuses to go and learn christ, s way! You want to make it better join and help the churches.But truly we do live in a world the Lord warned us they would hate us as they hated him!

  • 2012-06-06T20:57:52

too many of us Christians, yes I include myself, try to both be a follower of Christ and maintain control in our lives. It doesn't work like that. We need to fully surrender to His will in our lives, if we don't, well, we become those top search results... I pray for those people that search for those answers and I pray for us as Christians to stop being the reasons why they have to look in the first place...

  • 2012-06-04T21:35:47

That was really sweet Richard...thank you. God watch over you too:) I love and respect you to my friend, my brother in Christ.

  • 2012-06-04T20:52:21

This is beautiful and so true, Beeing a better christian is more then just going to sunday church or thanking our lord for our food.. no no. it is sharing what we have in common that many dont, and that is repect, equality and love. For we love nature, one another and even know i have never met you, i love and respect you. Thanks for sharing you're story. God watch over you

  • 2012-06-02T13:11:32

I show this video as an introduction for my evangelism class. The first step to reaching the world today is winning their trust.

  • 2012-06-02T00:34:52

I do believe that there are christians out there that have misrepresented us. I understand everyones comments about unbelievers not wanting to hear the truth, and how some churches water down Gods word. But lets be realistic, there are people who do act the way that these words describe, and its too bad for those of us who don't. I have ran into christian people who have believed differently from me and told me I was wrond in certain things, and the fact of the matter is we may disagree, but lets agree that we all love Christ was my point. It can get complicated, but all I'm saying is those words could describe a christian.

  • 2012-06-02T00:28:38

I just listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, you don't always have to tell people about heaven or hell, you just have to know what the Lord wants you tell them. Sometimes the Lord wants us to say nothing at all and let our lives be an example. So lets love people and be lead by the spirit, and when you have to tell someone about heaven or hell and they think you are judjemental and unloving, just know that you did what you are suppose to do. Lets just not fire hose people with what we know. Do not cast your pearls before swine and just use wisdom.

  • 2012-06-01T16:38:41

Spreading the gospel " in love" is what Jesus did, and is what Christians are expected to do. I don't know that all christians have the same understanding of the phrase "in love". 1. To some Christians, the phrase seems to mean: Speak only in nice flowing terms, not using words that might offend the listener's ears. Don't speak plainly about absolutes (sin/ eternal damnation, repentance /eternal life), and to generally cater to unbelievers desires to be appeased. Don't let the word of God hold them accountable! 2. To ALL Christians, the phrase should mean exactly what Jesus showed that it means...TELL THE TRUTH! DON'T HATE THE SINNER, HATE THE SIN. Example: When Jesus called certain people - hypocrites, vipers, sly foxes or children of the Devil, was He speaking "in love"? Of course he was! All these persons still had the opportunity to REPENT and be saved. They had to hear the truth about themselves to even have reason, to want to be saved. As the great physician, He diagnosed their problem, gave a prognosis and prescribed the only remedy.THAT'S IN LOVE, while blasting them with harsh words. Sometimes speaking or acting "in love", means "tough love". Danny James, Los Angeles.

  • 2012-05-31T22:54:08

there are alot of people out there with a holyer than thou atitude and are judgemeantal and don't hold the values that jesus tought us to have! that gives all of us a bad image in the eyes if the world.

  • 2012-05-31T01:16:20

Thank you Stephanie:)

  • 2012-05-30T23:45:07

If there were a Christian dictionary, it SHOULD have a different definition for many of the words / terms that pop up during online searches. It's not surprising to me, that unbelievers in Christ totally misunderstand the Christian / Christlike view of many things. It's not surprising to me, that unbelievers in Christ, can have different connotations for the words and and phrases they use. Example: 1. homophobic (secular) - To hate, revile and not accept homosexuals AND homosexual behavior as natural, harmless or shameless. 2. homophobic (Christian) - To hate the SIN of homosexuality (according to the bible). To accept the fact that many persons participate in such behavior but to love (brotherly not erotically) all homosexuals so much that Christians pray for all homosexuals to REPENT and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and obey His teachings and that they wouldn't be homosexual anymore! Jesus allows us to "COME AS WE ARE", not STAY AS WE WERE. Another word is: 1. intolerant (secular) - This is supposedly BAD! Believing that the bible is the ONLY inerrant word of the ONLY GOD. Believing that all who don't believe and obey the bible's precepts are headed to HELL. Being unwilling to accept any other belief system. 2. intolerant (Christian) - This is totally GOOD! Believing that the bible is the ONLY inerrant word of the ONLY GOD. Believing that all who don't believe and obey the bible's precepts are headed to HELL. Being unwilling to accept any other belief system. What about the term:? 1. 'self righteous' (secular) - Believing that only Christians go to Heaven, EVERYBODY ELSE goes to hell. 2. 'self righteous' ( Christian ) - Believing that one's own, self-made righteousness is any 'better' than a soiled menstrual napkin. Christians only have to look at Jesus' example to know how to think and act in all things. Danny James, Los Angeles.

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