I'm not a Christian either, but I think Starchild touched on at least a few of the beliefs you must have.
Also, in order to be baptized, you have to proclaim a profound belief in three things:
- Jesus was the son of God
- Jesus died for our sins
- Jesus rose from the dead three days later
Those three things pretty much goes with out saying...but! there is more you must "believe".
Some Christians, at least in my own town, believe very strongly that
authored the entire
, and most of the Old Testament. And, they also believe that he appears to them and speaks
to them all of the time, and tells them what to do in a given situation. And, they also believe, almost to a man, that the
King James Bible
is the absolute, final word on Truth, and the actual words of their
God. Never changed once since the original translation from the Ancient Hebrew. So, here, anyway, believe that or you are a Satanist in their eyes.
You also have to believe, and have not a single doubt, that Jesus himself is coming back, any day now, on a cloud, and he is coming to take all good
servants of his to Heaven
, to kneel on golden metal floors and praise their
all day, every day. And last, but not least, you better go to Church and give God
his 10%, or else. God need that money bad, he is remodeling Heaven, we hear, and has to pay Union Scale now that Jimmy Hoffa is there running the
Now before you jump, this is what Christians here in Southern Ohio really think.