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That is what Christ means. It is not a last name, it is a title. He came for a purpose. He was the lamb that was of prophecy. This sacrifice of the lamb was necessary to settle the law in both heaven and the earth. The angels sing "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lamb, who was and is and is to come" He is thrice Holy. He recieves this praise in like manner that the Father recieves praise by the heavenly host. We have but 1 High Priest and He is in the Holy of Holies right now. He has been there since conquering death and resurection. Night and day. We are under His Grace. Our prayers and supplications are like incense to Him. Do you know Him? Does He grieve for you? Do you listen when He speaks to you through His Word and does the Holy Spirit bear witness to Truth? Or do you rely on your own understanding?
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: manna2
Ah. Thank you for clarifying.
Part of being a Christian is the absolute reassurance through the Holy Spirit that we find refuge in Him and our eternal destiny is secure in our faith that He is our redeemer.
So, you do or do not believe He is the Annointed?
Honest answer: I DON'T KNOW. I don't know if he is, or not....AND, I don't know if I believe it, or not.
i think that being physically and socially involved in the life and practice of the church or other congregation is the most important aspect of all religions, because it keeps you and your family in contact with co-religionists for mutual friendship and support.
Do you know Him? Does He grieve for you? Do you listen when He speaks to you through His Word and does the Holy Spirit bear witness to Truth? Or do you rely on your own understanding?
Well having christ in you can have two meanings. One only you can answer
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: deadeyedick
Do you have christ in you? have you ever had christ in you?
Please re-read the resume/CV. I was baptized as an infant and participated fully in the church and it's sacraments for over 30 years.
As to your questions: You Tell ME! That's the point!!
(I know what I think - I'm asking what you all think.)
So... do you think you are a Christian?
Do you worship their god?
Do you mark the box "Christian" when you fill out a survey?
Since the answer to you being a Christian will be the opinion of somebody, it may as well be yours.
Man's rebellion against God is like a huge rip in the moral fabric of the Universe. With God on one side, and everybody else on the other. And there is no way you can get to the other side.
Jesus: That's exactly, how it is with God. He isn't interested in people performing well enough for Him. They can't possibly do that anyway. God created people to have a relationship with Him, so they can enjoy His love.
Nikki: So why don't they?
Jesus: Because man has rejected God, and severed the relationship. God's whole "program" (if you wanna call it that)is all that putting it back together.
Jesus: Who would you say is the best person in the world?
Nikki: Excuse me?
Jesus: Morally speaking: Who is the best person you can think of?
Nikki: Somebody like... Mother Teresa, I guess.
Jesus: Alright. We'll say, this is Mother Teresa, Now, who is the worst?
Nikki: Gosh... Osama Bin Laden, Jeffrey Dahmer... Hitler...
Nikki: Are you saying, that to God Mother Teresa and Hitler are essentially the same?
Jesus: Oh, no, no. Hitler was horribly evil, Mother Teresa did many good things! What I am saying, is: Mother Teresa for all her goodness was no closer to bridging the gap to God than Hitler was. Both of them - based on their own merits - were still a long away from being with God.
Nikki: So that's why you said, that keeping the Ten commandments won't get us into the Heaven?
Jesus: Right. Because no one could ever keep them well enough. Because God's standard is perfection.
Nikki: Boy, that's reassuring...
Jesus: And you wouldn't want it any other way.
Nikki: What that's supposed to mean?
Jesus: Would you really want the Universe to be run by someone who wasn't all about a perfect system of justice? A perfect brand of holiness?
Nikki: Why not? Perfect holiness is the last thing I need to deal with!
Jesus: So you would want a Universe where crime goes unpunished? Where someone who harms Sarah gets off scot free? Where somebody like Bin Laden isn't held accountable for 9/11?
Jesus: Not everyone is as bad as Bin Laden! No, but everyone is a rebel against God in their own way.
Nikki: It just doesn't seem fair, that God sees everyone in the same way, I mean... Some people are just worse than others!
Jesus: And God will handle them all accordingly!
Jesus: But that's just the whole point, Nikki: On what basis would you stand before a perfect God and say, that you've been good enough?
Nikki: But I thought, God is forgiving... With this perfect justice thing you are saying that God can't forgive anyone.
Jesus: God is forgiving more than anything else and God wants to forgive people, so they can return to Him. But... God's desire to forgive can't override His perfect justice! People have to pay a penalty for breaking God's laws. And the penalty is: death.
"The Perfect Stranger" is based on the novel, 'Dinner With a Perfect Stranger' by David Gregory, 'THE PERFECT STRANGER' tells the story of Nikki, a troubled attorney who one day receives a mysterious dinner invitation from a man claiming to be Jesus of Nazareth. Throughout their evening of conversation, arguments and spirited debate, Nikki learns things she never knew about life, the universe, and most importantly, herself. (Sequel to this film is here BTW)
Fact is, BuzzyWigs, you want to be saved. That, IMO, tells me that you are trying. Choose to believe in Jesus as your Savior. Let your heart tell your mind what to do. Open the eyes of your heart.