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Christian? - paul - 10-05-2011 10:33 PM
Simple question, do you apply the term Christian (as you understand it) to yourself?
RE: Christian? - EmilyKing - 10-05-2011 10:44 PM
No. I'm closest to agnostic at this point. I've always envied people who seem to have solid faith, because it's something I wanted but never had.
RE: Christian? - diachenko - 10-05-2011 10:48 PM
Yes, I do. In many ways, I dislike the term simply because of the negative connotations it often has now, but in the end, I believe that Jesus Christ is God, He is the sacrifice for my sins, He was resurrected and His righteousness has been imputed to me by the gift of faith through God's grace to me.
RE: Christian? - Presbygirl - 10-06-2011 07:11 AM
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.
RE: Christian? - Scorpio - 10-06-2011 07:15 AM
You'll never make it as a pollster in real life. You need to have an "undecided " or "not sure" option.
I always wait to see the TV commercials before I decide.
RE: Christian? - Jenni - 10-06-2011 07:39 AM
(10-05-2011 10:48 PM)diachenko Wrote: Yes, I do. In many ways, I dislike the term simply because of the negative connotations it often has now, but in the end, I believe that Jesus Christ is God, He is the sacrifice for my sins, He was resurrected and His righteousness has been imputed to me by the gift of faith through God's grace to me.
Yeah, that. I don't shove my faith in other people's faces the way I did when I was a Fundy, because I've met too many people who are turned off by Christianity, usually because they've had some negative experience with a Christian. I usualy wait for it to come up in conversation now, and several of my friends have been surprised, not because I have ruined my testimony by doing something they think Christians shouldn't do, but rather because I seem "normal" to them and haven't hit them over the head with a KJV.
RE: Christian? - exOBCstudent - 10-06-2011 08:13 AM
I still have "Christian, Baptist, Other" on my Army dogtags but our church uses a new term I never heard used before (while in the IFB) called "Christ Follower". I like that term more since it better describes my current spiritual pursuits vs the deeper connotations of "IFBaptist, Southern Baptist, Christian, etc...".
RE: Christian? - elfdream - 10-06-2011 08:17 AM
I describe myself as a Catholic Christian.
My husband calls himself a Christ Follower.
RE: Christian? - paul - 10-06-2011 09:19 AM
I've heard and used that before. I made the comment to a friend on facebook not long ago that I felt the term Christian was going the way of the term Fundamentalist (ie, one who believes the Fundamentals) and Evangelical in that it was being redefined in a negative way. The biggest difference, I said, was that I felt the term Christian was worth fighting for.
RE: Christian? - Tony Mel - 10-06-2011 01:01 PM
I voted Christian, although I do a much better job at explaining Christianity than living it.