How many really believe?

@saphrina (31740)
South Africa
January 9, 2010 2:11am CST
You know i am a lot of things in life, but a hypocrate i am not and will never be. I believe in God, our Saviour and The One, who loves all of us dearly. I am not a christian, but does that make me a bad person. Do you have to attend sermons each sunday, to be one? I see a lot of people going to church every sunday, but they can do the funkiest things during the week and the way they treat other people, that is sometimes unbelievable. I believe that you make mistakes and learn threw them, but can you throw God,s name around whenever you feel like it, just because you are a 'christian'? Is He the one that needs to be your trophy, to show other people that you are actually better than them. Helping others out of the goodness of your heart, doesn,t mean anything, because you are a Christianand things like that is expected from you. Come on people, no one likes to be used that way. Not even our dear and beloved Father. He who uses others will at the end of the day be by used as well.
2 responses
@maria1081 (1252)
• Philippines
9 Jan 10
Christians are Christ believer and do things the Christ ways. Religion is not our gatepass to heaven and/or having eternal life. Believing and having Faith are two different things but can go hand in hand. Its not enough that you believe in Christ, you also have faith in Him with all your mind, heart and soul. I know what you mean by some church goers but still do things bad to their neighbors. I'm also a witnessed to such acts but still I pray for them to have a change of heart. Do you know why we must spread the good news of the Lord in churches? It is because everyone of us were born with original sin, we are born sinful and we have to learn good things so that we can have a good relationship with God. We have our body and soul but we dont have spirit since Adam and Eve broke their relationship with God when they ate the forbidden fruit.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
9 Jan 10
I am not beign offensive by saying this, but are you a saint. You sound like someone with a good relationship to God and i am so glad to know that there are people like you who can keep people like me in check. May you have a wonderfull life and i know God will Bless you everday.
@maria1081 (1252)
• Philippines
9 Jan 10
Thank you. I'm also human who make mistakes but I'm trying to see good in people as much as possible though life is very hard. I also wish you happiness in all your endeavors. Saying goes, always be a blessing to everyone.
9 Jan 10
I am a Christian, but let me tell you right at the start that not being one does not make you bad person. There are many very good people who are not Christians, and I am sorry to say, some pretty bad people who are Christians. You see, the only qualification for being a Chistian, is that you believe in Christ - that is what the word means. Now, those who try to be GOOD Christians, which I hope is most of us, try to follow certain ideas about how to live. Those ideas come from God via the bible. But we also know that no-one is perfect. We all make mistakes, we get it wrong, and sometimes we all do, say, or think, things that we shouldn't. Luckily God forgives us.That doesn't mean it's ok to be a hypocrite. God is omnisicent - so he knows the difference between his genuine followers and those who just pretend.
@poingly (606)
• United States
10 Jan 10
What if you believe in Christ, but not necessarily as a God?
10 Jan 10
Well this may upset some people, but he isn't a god - he is the SON of Gos, and that is what you need to believe in order to be a Christian. To say he is God, isn't waht the bible says, but Trinitarian theology To say he was just a man ( and there is too much historical evidence of him to deny his existance) is to not believe he was who he said he was, and what he did.