Ron, as far as i know as Christian is a person who has let Jesus into their heart to be their personal lord and savior. He is the way o grace and salvation. And it is the responsibility of Christians to act with god in their hearts and in heir actions.
Am I right?
Did you look up JesusÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ definition of a Christian Java? Did you some how think it was all that simple? I know you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like when I put the onus on you to do a little of your own leg work, but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s how we learn. Besides, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a lot more to being a follower of Christ than saying Ã¢â‚¬Å“Jesus, come into my heartÃ¢â‚¬Â then going on your merry way. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s like saying Ã¢â‚¬Å“you know, I think Darwin was right!Ã¢â‚¬Â then not looking further into his beliefs.
John Chapter 14 is a good place to start.
Assuming I am mostly right here then I will move onto my next statement.
Assumption is the bane of many who would be thinkers Java; you shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make rash statements, and then try to brush them under the rug when you are called to answer for them. Or attempt to quickly move on as if it never happened.
In your opinion, if a Christian doesn't take the entire bible literally, such as the creation story, does this make them something other than a Christian? If it does then by your definition they aren't Christians. Which would be a different topic of discussion.
Again, I said JesusÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ opinion, not mine Java. Jesus is the one who made the following statement:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“For if you had believed Moses, you would have believed Me, for he wrote of Me.
But if you do not believe his writings, how shall you believe My Words?Ã¢â‚¬Â John 5:46-47
And keep in mind, Moses is the one who wrote down that God created the world in Six days. And Jesus lends a lot of credence to the words of Moses in the above passage.
P.S. John the fifth chapter is another excellent place to find Jesus expounding on the definition of His followers.
Which would be a different topic of discussion.
If you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want it discussed, donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t bring it up Java.
With all due respect, I will stand by my statement that not all Christians are Creationists. I personally don't have that restriction to defining what is Christian and what isn't.
You can stand by an incorrect statement all day Java, but that will never make that statement correct. You do have the responsibility to prove that your statement is correct when itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s authority have been put to task, regardless of your opinion of your responsibilities. Because, you in fact were the one who saidÃ¢â‚¬Â
Because I have news for you not every Christian is a Creationist.
Again, I hate to burst your bubble Java.