I was told im not a christian!

Canada
February 18, 2009 3:19pm CST
I was told the other day that because I am Seventh-day Adventist I am not a Christian! I couldnt believe this. I know people have there opinions but what the hell?
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10 responses
@Pitgull (1523)
• United States
18 Feb 09
That blows my mind. I am sure some self proclaimed Christian told you too, eh? People are ridiculous. If you believe Christ is your savior, from my understanding, that would make you a Christian. People need to stop trying to label the "true Christians".....those that discriminate or are prejudiced in their beliefs...I believe those are the people haven't even figured out about their "God".....
• Canada
18 Feb 09
Actually believe it or not it was an athiest! That is so true I feel if you belive in God and worship him and have accepted jesus as your savour then you are a christian!
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Well if that doesn't make you a Christian it sure is a very good step in the right direction. Art
• Canada
18 Feb 09
That is so true!
@FehrLady (51)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
If you are a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, then you are a Christian.
• Canada
21 Feb 09
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• Philippines
22 Feb 09
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@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Consider the source. I'm not familiar with the beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists but if you believe in Jesus Christ, you are a Christian. Anyone who tells you otherwise ignorant to the definition of a Christian.
• Canada
19 Feb 09
Yes seventh-day adventists believe the same thing all christians believe the only diference with us is we believe that Saturday is the true sabbath! Thanx for the reply!
@willofGod (113)
• Nigeria
19 Feb 09
Th bible says "thy shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free". God said He want those that'll worship Him in SPIRIT AND TRUTH, not in churches. The church you go is not the issue and to some extent it is. Nowaredays thier churches that thier doctrines are out of the bible teachings. But the only thing u need to a christian is to believe christ and FOLLOW HIS TEACHINGS. U see believing alone is not enough, u must be A DOER OF THE WORD. To the best of my knowledge the only major difference between 7th-day and other chritiandom churches is the day they go to church. Which is not a compulsion. The bible let us know that the temple of God is in our heart. So the day you go to church doesnot make any difference. Moreso considering the person who said it, u don't ven need to think of it. the bible says "the world will hate because you are not of the world" So has long has you believe and obey u are a christian. I will just suggest u read the bible to know the truth in it so that you can be stronger in faith. \GOD BLESS
• Canada
21 Feb 09
HI thank you for your responce. That is the best words thay shall know the truth, and th etruth shall set you free! Our church goes word for word from the bible. I know that the only diference between us and others is the day we worship. It is true that if you believe that you are a christian and you love and worship jesus christ than you are a christian and you will go to heaven!
@Xelloss (16)
• China
19 Feb 09
The important thing is our personal relationship with god.The others,be the way.
• Canada
19 Feb 09
That is so true. by the way its God not god! But thanx for the responce!
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
18 Feb 09
What's wrong with Seventh-Day-Adventist? As good a man as I ever knew was a Seventh Day. He was also a preacher and I listened to him many times. Anyone that would tell you this are not much of a Christian themselves. The name over the door of your church is not important. It's what you carry in and out that door in your heart that's important. It's what God looks at and what He sees in you is all you need to be concerned about. Art
• Canada
18 Feb 09
Thanx for the responce. The person that told me this is actually an athiest! He does not believe in God at all. And he openely express to anyone that will listen that he doesnt believe in God!
• United States
18 Feb 09
I think it's ridicules too. Believing that Jesus Christ is your savior is what makes you a Christian, not being a part of any one denomination.
• Canada
18 Feb 09
That is sooo true. Thanx for the responce!
@JABeau59 (446)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I was raised in a small country church. I didn't know that people of different denominations could be so cruel and judgmental about faiths not their own until about 8 years ago when I moved to a town where there is a big Church of Christ university. Some of the preachers actually make disparaging remarks about other churches in town if it is not C of C affiliated. I now go to a non-denominational church that does a lot of community outreach. Our church is looked down upon because we wear jeans to church. Stay true to your beliefs and don't let people get you down. They have to answer to God for their own actions.
• United States
22 Feb 09
If you believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God and have accepted Him as your Lord and Savior, I'd say you're a Christian no matter what day of the week you worship. Just because the first century church met on the first day of the week doesn't mean it's a rule. Is that the problem, meeting on Saturday rather than Sunday?
• United States
21 Feb 09
Okay, how exactly does this person define a Christian? The definition is a pretty simple one, do you believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God? If the answer is yes, then you are a Christian and being a Seventh-Day Adventist puts you firmly in that camp. But Christian has come to mean so many things now. It's not a simple matter of believing in Jesus Christ anymore. It's more about how you believe in Jesus Christ. Which is ironic if you really look at the message He brought to us. Most of his criticisms of the Jews of his time were about their following form and ignoring function. Aren't we falling into the same trap? Everyone has their own religious beliefs, there is nothing wrong with that. What's wrong is when you take your personal beliefs as the ONLY yardstick by which to judge other beliefs. Not one of us is blessed with the divine insight of God and thus we'll get it wrong. Maybe not completely, but being fallible means we're fallible. Our best guess is the best we can do. Following the divine inspiration the best we can is our only answer. Being a Christian means being a follower of Christ, not a follower of a religion. Maybe if all the various Christians out there remembered that, it would be better for all of us.