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May 15, 2011 @ 4:58 PM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
Loreli


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I Have spent much time in church in my life.
One thing that I have never been able to stomach is people that think they are better anything, because they go to church.

That is not what Jesus taught.

Do unto others.
Love.
Compassion.

Are we so focused on being right, we don't DO right?

[Edited on 5/15/2011 6:09 PM]
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May 15, 2011 @ 5:08 PM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
southernlass


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I've been to church but probably not as regularly as I should go. I love church but I don't believe it's the only place we learn about God and Jesus Christ -- however, I do believe that we're instructed to have fellowship with other believers at this location and that we're of service to the body of Christ through this location, so I strive to include church in my busy life.

I don't think going to church makes anyone a Christian though; that is an inside job brought about by belief and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord in our lives.

Edited to add:

Are we so focused on being right, we don't DO right?

We certainly can be. Every day for me is a learning experience with this Christian deal and I rarely do it completely right, if there is such a thing.
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May 15, 2011 @ 5:45 PM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
Dillweed


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The better question is; What makes a good person?
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May 15, 2011 @ 5:54 PM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
Tommygirl46


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I Have spent much time in church in my life.
One thing that I have never been able to stomach is people that think they are better anything, because they go to church.

That is not what Jesus taught.

Do unto others.
Love.
Compassion.

Are we so focused on being right, we don't DO right?

AMEN SISTER!!
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May 15, 2011 @ 6:03 PM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
Jankia


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One thing that I have never been able to stomach is people that think they are better anything, because they go to church.

Going to church is like going to a ball game because its something you enjoy and want to do.
That of course leads to a question... are you attending either as a spectator or as an active participant?
Watching somebody else slam a triple doesnt make me a good ball player anymore then watching somebody else provide for others make me a good Christian.


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May 15, 2011 @ 6:08 PM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
Loreli


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I just looked at this again... I meant ? ?
Dang headache.....

IMO, you could never go to church and do so much for others, try not to sin.
But, really, who is without sin?

I use to love going to church, then, not so much. Then, off and on. But some of the biggest hypocrites were there all of the time. And some very good ones.
I would rather know the ones that took time off church to work around their house, put their children in sports, take them to the beach, and do some work at the homeless shelters, Habitat for Humanity, etc....the ones that really care about others, than what they "look like."
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May 15, 2011 @ 8:05 PM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
loisagain


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Watching somebody else slam a triple doesnt make me a good ball player anymore then watching somebody else provide for others make me a good Christian.

That is a wonderful example, Jankia!!!!


Without love we are just clashing cymbals, hot air and vanity.



When we act without love we are out of kilter with Abba.


When we act without love and fail to take care of our own..we are worse than (insert what you think is the most despicable thing that exists).
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May 15, 2011 @ 11:27 PM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
biten


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The better question is; What makes a good person?

Dill, would you answer that for me--your complete definition


Are we so focused on being right, we don't DO right?

I also see this point. There is a great difference when one allows the Holy Spirit to move and direct their lives then one who is trying to imitate the fruits of the Holy Spirit or worst like I have heard so many. Follow the ten commandments.

We got so many that go to churches or claim to be a christian and never open the Book from God.

Then they focus on being right-Monday Night Quarter Backing. Then trying to do the ten commandments which are to condemn man and point them to the Christ.

Living the fruits of the Spirit is submission to Christ.
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May 15, 2011 @ 11:51 PM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
signme


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What makes a good person? Doing the best you can and trying not to do harm to anyone else.
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May 16, 2011 @ 12:02 AM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
loisagain


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Sign...........................
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May 16, 2011 @ 12:39 AM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
kattsmeow


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Going to church is like going to a ball game because its something you enjoy and want to do.
That of course leads to a question... are you attending either as a spectator or as an active participant?
Amen.
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May 16, 2011 @ 12:44 AM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
Merchitown


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Is the only one hitting the homerun the person at the pulpit?
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May 16, 2011 @ 12:48 AM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
redhairNfreckles


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I was brought up Southern Baptist, my early married years we were members of The Church of the Nazarene, then moved on to the Church of God. Then I got a divorce after a long marriage.

I tried to continue going to church alone as a divorcee but when some pointy-nosed, catty, so called Christian made the remark that "the only reason she's going to church is to find her a man!" got back to me, I quit going.

Only recently have I started attending a non-denominational church and then I've only gone a few times at that.

Am I a Christian? I believe so, because when I was 12 years old I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior and was Baptised.

Am I a good person? I like to think so. I didn't kill my ex or his girlfriend...although I thought about it.

Am I happy? Very. If I never step inside a church again, it won't change my core being.

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May 16, 2011 @ 12:52 AM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
kattsmeow


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Is the only one hitting the homerun the person at the pulpit?
To me, the one at the pulpit is the manager.

The one that hits a grand slam, is the one that stands up and asks Jesus into their life.
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May 16, 2011 @ 12:56 AM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
Merchitown


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I like that!
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May 16, 2011 @ 1:13 AM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
kattsmeow


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It is time for bed here, and I am surprised I spelled words right, and made sense. Rut roe,,,lol.
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May 16, 2011 @ 1:14 AM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
redhairNfreckles


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Niters, Katt!
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May 16, 2011 @ 5:39 AM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
sealacamp


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What makes a good Christian> A good person>


Nothing.

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May 16, 2011 @ 6:58 AM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
Dillweed


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The better question is; What makes a good person?
Dill, would you answer that for me--your complete definition

I didn't say I had a definition, but if I did, it certainly wouldn't stand true for everyone. I you were to poll 100 people and ask if they thought they were good people, how many do you think would say "no"? How many of them would you think were good people?

Does religion play a role in determining a good person to another religious person? Why? Was Hitler a good person? Eva Braun seemed to think so.

The banker, politician, drug dealer, police officer, prostitute, lawyer, bank robber. Are any of these people better than the other, and why? I could argue that every one of these people is either bad or good depending on how I wanted to look at it.

I ask again; What makes a good person?


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May 16, 2011 @ 7:06 AM What makes a good Christian> A good person>    
sealacamp


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Eva Braun seemed to think so.

Did she? God any evidence to support that outrageous opinion?

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