I'm fully aware of the diversity of opinion and beliefs when it comes to "Religion". The reason this post caught my eye was that the Author made claims about the "Christian" faith, without using the primary source material that is the basis of the "Christian"
faith. If he can show me in the Bible how he came to his conclusions I would be more than happy to listen. Many people have beliefs, but they don't know why or cannot explain the basis of their beliefs. In a nutshell what I'm trying to say is if you make comments in reference to what God thinks it would be more credible if you had substantial evidence to back up your claim. especially when your opinion is divergent from the norm. I know what I believe and can tell you why and that is applicable to all parts of my life, not just my faith.
My problem is not with people who choose not to participate in the Christian faith, I get concerned when fact and scripture are replaced by feeling and justification without any solid biblical basis being brought as evidence of this NEW point of view
you have just contradicted yourself. You really do have a problem with people who are not Christian.
May 15, 2012 at 7:52 a.m
Let me clarify, my concern is with the distortion of the Bible and what it has to say about life and morals. I have friends that choose not to participate in a Christian lifestyle and I treat them no different. My convictions are mine and mine alone and I have no right to push them on others who are not inclined to listen. Having said that, I try to witness to people by actions, they are far more important than just words. It is about God not us, I let Gods word do the talking, I just try to point people to it.
My problem is not with people who choose not to participate in the Christian faith, I get concerned when fact and scripture are replaced by feeling and justification without any solid biblical basis being brought as evidence of this NEW point of view. From a Christian point of view we have to wrap our minds around the fact that it is not about US, but entirely about serving God and ALL his demands, not just the ones we agree with. We will all fall short, but choosing to disregard things that offend us is not a biblically sound practice. If the Bible is read in proper context the answers are very clear, if you choose to accept that the Bible is Gods word, not just a book.
I have yet to read a single verse from the Bible, it is not about what we feel, think or like. It is about Gods word that was given to us in the form of the Bible. God is compassionate, but he is also intolerant of SIN which is spelled out very clearly in his inspired word. If you read the following passages without the baggage of modern morals it should be very evident what Gods intent was and is. Romans 1:26-27, Corinthians 6:9-10,
Genesis 2:24 and 1 Timothy 1:9-10.