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I beg to differ...I have never, in my whole entire life, at any point in time, ever professed to be a 'christian.' However, I have never hesitated to confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God and was resurrected as the firstborn from the dead for the sake of my soul--and the rest of the world, too--although neither did I blurt it out unjudicially, either--God is a personal priority closest to my heart, and only very recently have I discussed these things with others. When I was young, I didn't want to be a 'hypocrite'--and so not being sure (in a child's humble way) if God considered me worthy of any such name after His Son's, I refrained from declaring myself anything. Over the years, to refer to myself as a 'christian' has increasingly felt exactly like a dirty word--veritable blasphemy; that's the honest-to-goodness truth of how I feel about calling myself 'christian.' I can't explain it--I have always gone with my heart's whispered urgings--and so far they have led me only closer to God and not away. So, for me, it is correct what I do in this regard.
Originally posted by dbrandt
Queenie, when I first started reading your posts you said you were a christian,
No, what I supposedly 'believe' doesn't agree with what you think I should believe, based on what you believe. The truth is, I have but a very few absolute 'beliefs'--the rest evolves and grows as God reveals more and more to me--if I expected to stay the same (and since God doesn't change) I'd never reach the prize at the end. For the most part, none of it truly matters--the way I understand it--and the few convictions I hold in my heart have never changed. That would be the truth of the resurrection, the truth of Yehoshua being the anointed Messiah, and the Son of the Living God: who both lived and died for several reasons--rescue, truth, freedom, pardon, and access to the Holy of Holies for us all. The rest is details--regardless those details are my most frequent mental occupation in this life--I never tire of thinking about God and all that goes along with that.
but what you believe doesn't agree with that, so a red flag came up for me.
From some posts it appears you believe in reincarnation.
I understand that--I don't mind at all, really. But I must ask you to consider why you don't just take me at my word?--that I trust in God and in Messiah, and believe in the resurrection as true and real. Why must you assign a set of beliefs applicable to me, in order to categorize me somehow--or discern what I'm about? Can't you tell from my posts what kind of person I am, generally?
Now I am trying to understand better what you believe and why, so I'm just asking questions.
Same exact one--only His name was actually Yehoshua, not Jesus--there were no 'J's at that time. That's a Greek version, just like Christ is Greek for anointed, same as Messiah.
1st question-Are you talking about Jesus Christ, the Jesus Christ from the Bible, who came and died for sin and was resurrected?
By consciousness, I mean exactly: spirit. Yehoshua was not God the Father, is not, and never will be. But He is from the Father, and is in Him now, His right hand and heir to creation. Yehoshua is our LORD, the authority over the world that He purchased. But He, Himself, said He was not God. It's hard to explain or understand, though, if confined by the reality of humanity--it is not so cut and dried in the spiritual reality.
2nd-Assuming you are talking about the same Jesus I am, you say He had God consciousness within Him. I would like to know if you believe Jesus is God?
Don't assume anything based on any statement I make--it's easy enough to avoid such a thing--since I pretty much just state outright what I mean--consistently. You judge before you hear, but you don't realize that you're doing it--you don't read my words but read your own reaction, most of the time.
3rd-Now you say that the christian religion is antichrist, so now I would definitely assume you are not a christian because of that statement, would that be correct?
Originally posted by Esoteric Teacher
This may be a little off topic, but I just had a thought:
To be a "Christian" is defined as one who is trying to be like Christ. (WWJD?)
Christ is accepted by many as GOD.
But, to want to be like GOD is a sin, right?