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What does it mean to be a Christian?

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Basically to believe in Christ,the values of Christianity & the 10 commandments.

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HelpStop AnimalAbuse
Hi Rooster,

Those riddles/teasers will start on the 1st of July when,ask closes. I feel I have an obligation to my 750 followers at Ask.com to continue my riddles and brainteasers right up until 30 June.

I would definitely post my riddles and teasers as of 1 July when ask.com closes down. Great to hear from you mate
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Always my pleasure to hear from you. As soon as I talked with Kass(manager) and the other Mods here about you riddles, they can't wait for them ! LOL
HelpStop AnimalAbuse
Thanks rooster, i will start them on 7/1!! Hope you are well!!
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Betty Boo answered

The word means " Christ Like"

As believers we can try to be like Christ and obey His commandments.

We believe Christ came and died for our sins and was raised back to life after 3 days.

We believe He will return one day and we have the promise of eternal life 

My way of sharing His message is:

"Show people Christ and if you have to.... Use words".

Actions speak louder than words.

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Dash TwentyOne answered

A "Christian" is a "disciple" of Jesus Christ, who's desire it is to know and to stay close to his principles and teachings.  And who takes seriously the issue of following their master's commands.

“Christ suffered for you, leaving a model for you to follow his steps closely.”- 1 Peter 2:21

"I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one
another; just as I have loved you, you also love one another."- John 13:34

“Which commandment is first of all?” “The first is...Jehovah our God is one Jehovah, and you must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind and with your whole strength."- Mark 12:28-30

"If you observe my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have observed the commandments of the Father and remain in his love."- John 15:10

"Father, I want those whom you have given me to be with me where I am, in order that they may look upon my glory that you have given me, because you loved me before the founding of the world.  Righteous Father, the world has, indeed, not come to know you, but I know you, and these have come to know that you sent me.  I have made your name known to them and will make it known, so that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in union with them."- John 17:24-26

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus."- 1 Timothy 2:5


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Darik Majoren answered

Depends upon the "Church Doctrine" you adhere to.

That and what you PERSONALLY consider "Real Christian", based on your earlier indoctrination in this belief system.


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Dash TwentyOne
Dash TwentyOne commented
Nineteen-hundred years ago, the question could be asked, just as it appears, above. for there was no confusion as to who the "Christians" were.

That changed, in the 4th-century, with the European development of the Catholic Church. At that point, one suddenly had to define between "Christians" and "Catholic Christians".

...between "Christianity" and "Christendom".

I would say that most 'Christians', today, are not even aware that their beliefs have little to do with Judaic Christianity.

Nor that their 'doctrines' do not extend back before the 4th-century. Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant Christianity, are basically European religions, based on the notion that humans are immortal, and posses invisible souls that never die.

The Jews, Jesus, his disciples and Judaic Christians, all taught that humans were mortal, and died.
Gentiles wishing to become Christians, had to be willing to be reeducated in Judaic understanding, not the other way around.

Basically, the European gentiles wanted to create their own form of 'Christianity', and restyle themselves as 'Christianity', itself.
And they were quite successful at it.

Try and tell this to most people thinking of themselves as 'Christians', and they're not likely to view you as very credible.

But it's all in the history books.
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
Yes, the indoctrination of each generation gets further and further removed from the original origin of the actual religion. They know less and less of THEIR Bible as well.
Dash TwentyOne
Dash TwentyOne commented
It is a subject, that- apart from one's own religious views- can still be approached historically, and does involve myth and spiritual fantasy. Didn't the Egyptians believe that the dead crossed the Nile river, on a boat, or something of that nature?

Actually, if I recall, their beliefs were quite sophisticated, along those lines, not as simplistic as religious people, today, would think. The religious statues represented things 'beyond' the physical realm (they believed), I don't think they were worshiping the idols, themselves.- as religious people, today, often presume.

...Maybe some, were, I cannot say.

But I know that there were some complex, sophisticated ideas behind some the ancient views, that also had...yep...convenient political applications.

I would be surprised to discover that a significant number of contemporary religious people, actually really know how mythical and...rather mundane and 'plastic', some of their beliefs are.

But I mean no disrespect to their sincerity.
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Megan goodgirl answered

to believe in God.

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Ty Hibb
Ty Hibb commented
It has to be more than belief. The bible says at James 2:19 that the demons believe in God and they surely are not Christians.

The bible also says at 11John 5:3 ""For this is what the love of God means, that we observe his commandments; and yet his commandments are not burdensome."

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