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Originally posted by queenannie38
The reason people have the wrong idea about christianity is because it doesn't hold up with the christian portrayal of God being loving and the bible says He is righteous and merciful.
It doesn't make sense and so it is esteemed as nonsense by many outside of the church's power of persuasion---and when they ask any confident christian for proof, the proof is even less convincing. So then many times they are given the idea that it is their 'rejection' that will be their downfall--when they won't sacrifice their reasoning mind for one compromised by new and complicated anxieties.
It makes God seem like the bad guy instead of the way that you are seeking Him to be shown--the only way to truly prove God is by showing His nature in your own actions--both from the heart and from the level of a scholar (if you feel obligated to teach or answer questions)
Originally posted by darkelf
The Bible says that our own righteousness is like filthy rags.
That is because we are using finite minds to try and understand the infinite.
Faith is a powerful thing. True faith cannot be destroyed.
Your faith in your belief is probably just as strong as my faith in my belief.
My faith has given me an understanding that is difficult to explain.
None of us are perfect. I try to live my life by the teachings that Jesus left us. Love God with all your heart, keep the commandments, repent of your wrongdoings, and love your neighbor as you love yourself.