What Does A "Real" Christian Look Like?

soul rattler
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Is it the strong individual who loves their community and family, using the Bible as a guide for moral behavior and not freighting over the unknown or adversity because their Lord will undoubtedly make a way for them to succeed? The person who does not get bogged down in the intricacies of religious debate, and only truly cares about what happens on a daily basis and how to live a life that will result in eternal salvation? The Christian Lurker

Or is it the person who studies, but never doubts, their religious history and ideology, acknowledging fully what it all entails, and decides that they will adapt it into every aspect of their life? The person who makes no apologies for how the application of their faith may hurt or inconvenience anyone, even their own friends and community because their Lord is more important than anyone, including themselves? The Christians Soldier
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  • The_Jackal
    The_Jackal Members Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Can't really put a label on how a real Christian looks like or how they live their life on a day to day basic. Everyone has their own understanding of the bible and how they think ? wants us to live.
  • alissowack
    alissowack Members Posts: 1,930 ✭✭✭
    A Christian is a person who believes in the person and work of Christ Jesus and the purpose it serves in the lives of everybody...and what it suppose to look like is somebody who strives to be thankful for the life that was given; that understands the depraved nature of sin and how it still affects them (and others), and learning to trust (or have faith) when everything in them wants to doubt the promises of ? through Christ.
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Members Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2014
    A real Christian? LOL, not many of those left these days.
  • The_Jackal
    The_Jackal Members Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A real Christian? LOL, not many of those left these days.

    Plenty of them. You just have to look their are plenty of liars among the flock.
  • zombie
    zombie Members Posts: 13,450 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A real Christian? LOL, not many of those left these days.

    would you know one if you saw one anyway?
  • soul rattler
    soul rattler Members Posts: 18,852 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A real Christian? LOL, not many of those left these days.

    It's either a lot or a little depending on your definition. Most of these so-called Christians half ass every aspect of their faith and the rest of them actually rock with the racist/sexist/inhuman facets of the religion with no ? given.

    So if every Christian is pointing to the next one they disagree with saying their fake, then who's real?
  • The_Jackal
    The_Jackal Members Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A real Christian? LOL, not many of those left these days.

    It's either a lot or a little depending on your definition. Most of these so-called Christians half ass every aspect of their faith and the rest of them actually rock with the racist/sexist/inhuman facets of the religion with no ? given.

    So if every Christian is pointing to the next one they disagree with saying their fake, then who's real?

    Who's pointing to any Christian being fake. No one on here for sure

  • D0wn
    D0wn Members Posts: 10,818 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The_Jackal wrote: »
    Can't really put a label on how a real Christian looks like or how they live their life on a day to day basic. Everyone has their own understanding of the bible and how they think ? wants us to live.
    .
    The bible laid out laws to what makes a real christian, and jesus was the example ? use to show ? , what a real Christian looks like.
    Every bible say the same thing..... They shouldn't be no,
    Everyone has their own understanding of the bible and how they think ? wants us to live.
  • The_Jackal
    The_Jackal Members Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D0wn wrote: »
    The_Jackal wrote: »
    Can't really put a label on how a real Christian looks like or how they live their life on a day to day basic. Everyone has their own understanding of the bible and how they think ? wants us to live.
    .
    The bible laid out laws to what makes a real christian, and jesus was the example ? use to show ? , what a real Christian looks like.
    Every bible say the same thing..... They shouldn't be no,
    Everyone has their own understanding of the bible and how they think ? wants us to live.

    1 Everybody doesn't say the same thing thanks to translations.

    2 I'm not debating that their isn't a clear set of guidelines just that everyone interprets it differently.
  • soul rattler
    soul rattler Members Posts: 18,852 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The_Jackal wrote: »
    A real Christian? LOL, not many of those left these days.

    It's either a lot or a little depending on your definition. Most of these so-called Christians half ass every aspect of their faith and the rest of them actually rock with the racist/sexist/inhuman facets of the religion with no ? given.

    So if every Christian is pointing to the next one they disagree with saying their fake, then who's real?

    Who's pointing to any Christian being fake. No one on here for sure

    They do it all the time. Let a non-Christian bring up a Catholic ? or a slave owner preacher or a genocidal Religious freak and they'll say "Oh no they weren't REALLY Christians".
    D0wn wrote: »
    The_Jackal wrote: »
    Can't really put a label on how a real Christian looks like or how they live their life on a day to day basic. Everyone has their own understanding of the bible and how they think ? wants us to live.
    .
    The bible laid out laws to what makes a real christian, and jesus was the example ? use to show ? , what a real Christian looks like.
    Every bible say the same thing..... They shouldn't be no,
    Everyone has their own understanding of the bible and how they think ? wants us to live.

    The show Black Jesus is probably the most accurate representation of what Yeshua was like, albeit the time and place being different, and most Christians are calling it blasphemy because they have an unrealistic view of what their idol should be.
  • The_Jackal
    The_Jackal Members Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Because ? and genocide is condemned.
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Members Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A real Christian? LOL, not many of those left these days.

    It's either a lot or a little depending on your definition. Most of these so-called Christians half ass every aspect of their faith and the rest of them actually rock with the racist/sexist/inhuman facets of the religion with no ? given.

    So if every Christian is pointing to the next one they disagree with saying their fake, then who's real?

    Good point
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Members Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2014
    The_Jackal wrote: »
    Because ? and genocide is condemned.

    ? and genocide are supported various times by the Bible. This is very easy info to find. It may be time for humans to edit the Bible, again lol
  •   Colin$mackabi$h
    Colin$mackabi$h Members Posts: 16,586 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They post bible quotes on facebook and do the opposite of those verses in real life.
  • The_Jackal
    The_Jackal Members Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The_Jackal wrote: »
    Because ? and genocide is condemned.

    ? and genocide are supported various times by the Bible. This is very easy info to find. It may be time for humans to edit the Bible, again lol

    We had this debate before. ? is shunned ans never ever cosigner by ? . Neither is genocide
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Members Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2014
    The_Jackal wrote: »
    The_Jackal wrote: »
    Because ? and genocide is condemned.

    ? and genocide are supported various times by the Bible. This is very easy info to find. It may be time for humans to edit the Bible, again lol

    We had this debate before. ? is shunned ans never ever cosigner by ? . Neither is genocide

    ? was used as a weapon of war in the Bible ? 's wars against the native people of Judah and Samarrah. The Bible ? gave his followers rules and regulations on the taking of women and slavery in general. Genocide was actively supported by the Bible ? , shall I post the passages?
  • The_Jackal
    The_Jackal Members Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ? was never used as a weapon. And if your warring with one another and you happen to win and all your enemies are dead does that really count as genocide.
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Members Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Murder, ? and pillage of the Midianites (Numbers 31:7-18 NLT)



    They attacked Midian just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed all the men. All five of the Midianite kings – Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba – died in the battle. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword. Then the Israelite army captured the Midianite women and children and seized their cattle and flocks and all their wealth as plunder. They burned all the towns and villages where the Midianites had lived. After they had gathered the plunder and captives, both people and animals, they brought them all to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the whole community of Israel, which was camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho.



    Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the people went to meet them outside the camp. But Moses was furious with all the military commanders who had returned from the battle. "Why have you let all the women live?" he demanded. "These are the very ones who followed Balaam's advice and caused the people of Israel to rebel against the LORD at Mount Peor. They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the LORD's people. Now ? all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man. Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.


    --Notice the Bible ? continued supporting Moses, even after he commanded the genocide and enslavement of young women. I'm being nice by not posting the passages showing the Bible ? directly commanded genocide and ? , but consider this a preview.
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Members Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2014
    ? it.......this one is for you Jackal.....

    (Deuteronomy 20:10-14)

    As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your ? hands it over to you, ? every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your ? has given you.


    The Bible ? supports ? , murder, and genocide and is therefore a very evil being (thankfully the Bible ? isn't real anyway). It's these kind of passages that spurred on Columbus and many other evil Christians throughout history. Did you enjoy the read Jackal....? There are much more Bible passages that quote the Bible ? itself on its support for ? , slavery and genocide. No wonder American slave owners loved the Bible so much!
  • The_Jackal
    The_Jackal Members Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Like I said killed in war. That's what happens in war you destroy your enemy. And like I said no where in there is ? endorsed
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Members Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2014
    The_Jackal wrote: »
    Like I said killed in war. That's what happens in war you destroy your enemy. And like I said no where in there is ? endorsed

    You know damn well what happened to women captured in war back in those days. The Bible ? said itself that women and other spoils of war may be kept and enjoyed. Take a hint what that means. And the Bible ? also supported slavery, you know what forced labor means right lol. But for fun I'll post this up anyway. It details on how to kidnap a woman to become a wife and even the rules on giving her her freedom.

    (Deuteronomy 21:10-14 NAB)


    "When you go out to war against your enemies and the LORD, your ? , delivers them into your hand, so that you take captives, if you see a comely woman among the captives and become so enamored of her that you wish to have her as wife, you may take her home to your house. But before she may live there, she must shave her head and pare her nails and lay aside her captive's garb. After she has mourned her father and mother for a full month, you may have relations with her, and you shall be her husband and she shall be your wife. However, if later on you lose your liking for her, you shall give her her freedom, if she wishes it; but you shall not sell her or enslave her, since she was married to you under compulsion."

    --What's the difference between the tactics of ISIS and the Bible ? ? THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE, anyone who doubts that statement hasn't read the Bible very well.
  • NothingButTheTruth
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  • The_Jackal
    The_Jackal Members Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    But that's not ? . It's a very strict guideline for a single man only to actually marry a women who most likely didn't have anywhere to go or any family left to live with
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Members Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2014
    The_Jackal wrote: »
    But that's not ? . It's a very strict guideline for a single man only to actually marry a women who most likely didn't have anywhere to go or any family left to live with

    LOL ok if you say so. SMH at you supporting the kidnapping of women. What about all the slavery the Bible ? supported? Forced labor means forcing someone to do work for you, and considering women were forced into labor too obviously, ? knows what they were forced to do. Maybe forced to give a ? ? The Bible ? without question supports slavery and we all know what comes with slavery.....

    (Deuteronomy 20:10-14)

    As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your ? hands it over to you, ? every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your ? has given you.