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MikeRan
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:32 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

The only answer to that I can think of is, "Some do, some don't".
I believe that most Christians will try hard to follow Jesus because they want to be more Christlike. Everyone will fall short.
Churches can impose man made rules which lead followers to take more notice of the church's rules. They can end up being more church focussed than Christ centred - but not all by any means.
We are all weak,those who think they are'nt are kidding themselves.Church rules can give an individual some structure and security so I don't knock
them.The most important thing is not to lose sight of what Christ is all about.

The Quakers (Friends) take time to be in communication with God,they believe God resides iwithin everyone. I'm not a Quaker but believe that too (certainly fall short of the ideal too but keep on trying).
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JamesJah wrote:
What does this say?

1 Corinthians 11:1
Become imitators of me, just as I am of Christ.

Do Christians take any notice of these type of teachings?

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Yes.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
JamesJah wrote:
What does this say?

1 Corinthians 11:1
Become imitators of me, just as I am of Christ.

Do Christians take any notice of these type of teachings?

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Yes.


Is it possible for people with your thinking to be able to pray as Christ instructed?

Matthew 6:9, 10
You must pray, then, this way: “‘Our Father in the heavens,

let your name be sanctified.

 Let your Kingdom come.

Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth. 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeRan wrote:
The only answer to that I can think of is, "Some do, some don't".
I believe that most Christians will try hard to follow Jesus because they want to be more Christlike. Everyone will fall short.
Churches can impose man made rules which lead followers to take more notice of the church's rules. They can end up being more church focussed than Christ centred - but not all by any means.
We are all weak,those who think they are'nt are kidding themselves.Church rules can give an individual some structure and security so I don't knock
them.The most important thing is not to lose sight of what Christ is all about.

The Quakers (Friends) take time to be in communication with God,they believe God resides iwithin everyone. I'm not a Quaker but believe that too (certainly fall short of the ideal too but keep on trying).



What is the difference between the wheat and the weeds?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JamesJah wrote:
Jim wrote:
JamesJah wrote:
What does this say?

1 Corinthians 11:1
Become imitators of me, just as I am of Christ.

Do Christians take any notice of these type of teachings?

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Yes.


Is it possible for people with your thinking to be able to pray as Christ instructed?

Matthew 6:9, 10
You must pray, then, this way: “‘Our Father in the heavens,

let your name be sanctified.

 Let your Kingdom come.

Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth. 



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Not using that eexecrable translation, it isn't.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
JamesJah wrote:
Jim wrote:
JamesJah wrote:
What does this say?

1 Corinthians 11:1
Become imitators of me, just as I am of Christ.

Do Christians take any notice of these type of teachings?

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Yes.


Is it possible for people with your thinking to be able to pray as Christ instructed?

Matthew 6:9, 10
You must pray, then, this way: “‘Our Father in the heavens,

let your name be sanctified.

 Let your Kingdom come.

Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth. 



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Not using that eexecrable translation, it isn't.


Which do you choose?

“所以你們要這樣禱告+:
“‘我們在天上的父親,願你的名+彰顯為聖+。 10  願你的王國+來臨。願你的旨意+在地上實現+,像在天上一樣。
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JJ, your whole approach seems bound up in the fact that you have swallowed lock, stock and barrel the stories about a supernatural "God".

Your "God" is just a fictional character invented by the imaginative, long-dead human who founded the Jewish religion in the days when gods were ten a penny.

The same is true for all other gods that have ever been claimed to exist.

Humanity is moving on now, and recognises that there is no need for such weird ideas.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leonard James wrote:
JJ, your whole approach seems bound up in the fact that you have swallowed lock, stock and barrel the stories about a supernatural "God".


Lennie, the premise of "Christian Chat" is that God exists - rather than the tedious 'Oh no he doesn't' / 'Oh yes He does' pantomime.  

I'm still not certain about which god it is that JJ is so bound up by religion.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ketty wrote:
Leonard James wrote:
JJ, your whole approach seems bound up in the fact that you have swallowed lock, stock and barrel the stories about a supernatural "God".


Lennie, the premise of "Christian Chat" is that God exists - rather than the tedious 'Oh no he doesn't' / 'Oh yes He does' pantomime.  

I'm still not certain about which god it is that JJ is so bound up by religion.


As there is only one Almighty and only 66 books that reveal his purpose I would have thought it is not too difficult to ascertain which God I am the servant of?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JamesJah wrote:
Ketty wrote:
Leonard James wrote:
JJ, your whole approach seems bound up in the fact that you have swallowed lock, stock and barrel the stories about a supernatural "God".


Lennie, the premise of "Christian Chat" is that God exists - rather than the tedious 'Oh no he doesn't' / 'Oh yes He does' pantomime.  

I'm still not certain about which god it is that JJ is so bound up by religion.


As there is only one Almighty and only 66 books that reveal his purpose I would have thought it is not too difficult to ascertain which God I am the servant of?



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