is Christian religious or conviction ?

Indonesia
December 9, 2009 2:42am CST
i make this discussion because i want to know what you say about christian. Religious maybe talk about ceremony but conviction talk about yourself with Jesus. Let's talk about it!
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@Harley009 (1420)
• India
12 Dec 09
The name 'Christian' is not an official name as per Jesus. Jesus never said he is Christian, that name was used by the enemies of Jesus in the beginning later the followers adopted it. Jesus was pious and he was believing in Almighty God who created him and all humans, He was submitting his will for the will of Almighty God, and he was among the righteous submitter of God, ie. in Arabic he was a Muslim [One who submit] We are not blind to believe in something without proof, Islam is based on solid proof. We have ever living Miracle 'The Holy Quran' Peace.
• Elkin, North Carolina
13 Dec 09
I'm with starchaser on this one...there is no way that Jesus was a Muslim and no evidence to support that. The Old Testament clearly points out that Jesus would come as the Messiah, or Savior, for the Jewish people. Christianity was formed by those who followed the ministry of Jesus Christ and got their name because they followed the teachings of Jesus Christ himself. They were Christians (Christ-like). On another note, Jesus was with God in the very beginning before the creation of the world. He was God in the flesh, not a created being.
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@EvanHunter (4030)
• United States
12 Dec 09
In my case its neither convicted or ceremony but its a spiritual beliefs with personal experiences. I don't feel that doing anything out of fear or repetition is what my Christian life is about.
• Indonesia
12 Dec 09
are you trust in Jesus also? when do you first time meet Jesus?
• United States
19 Dec 09
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. The first time I met Jesus was in a dream. I wasn't looking for religion or God. I thought I was living my life to the fullest and didn't have any plans to change or become a christian. Too many people I had known were Christians and they weren't very impressive. It took me awhile to see that it wasn't about others its about what choices I make and do. It may seem crazy to follow a dream but I am glad I did, it opened my understanding of a lot of things.
@livewyre (2455)
11 Dec 09
Christianity is a faith, a belief. The ceremonial side of the faith is just denominational religion, it helps some people to worship but personally I prefer to see it for what it is, mere religion. A true Christian has a personal faith and relationship with Jesus Christ, this has nothing to do with religion, but for some, the 'religion' is the way in which they can most easily express it. The religion or denomination that one adheres to is secondary to the raletionship with Jesus.
• Indonesia
12 Dec 09
i agree with u livewyre... Are you agree with me, if i say that no one can enter heaven when they had not experience with Jesus Christ although he is christian?
@livewyre (2455)
12 Dec 09
Jesus said no-one comes to the Father except through the Son - Jesus being God himself was the only one qualified to die for our sin. I believe that the way to salvation is through believing in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice, regardless of whether you call yourself a christian. Thanks for the BR by the way..
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
The word Christian comes from the root word Christ which means Messiah or Savior. The believers in the Lord Jesus Christ in the book of Acts didn't call themselves Christians then, but it is the unbelievers who called the followers of Christ as Christians in Antioch. That is the start of the use of Christians to those who are followers of Christ. There is a misconception about the word Christian. Some people believe that they are Christians simply because they are not muslims, or some other beliefs. But the true Christian is the person that put his or her trust and faith in Jesus Christ. Good day.
• Indonesia
10 Dec 09
yes thats true! Just for share... i look many christian people is not the follower of Jesus. Are you agree?