Then no one is a christian…
Not really. You just have to pretend that your interpretation of the bible is the correct one.This usually coincides with your own prejudices and personal values. Then you bang on about it like a self righteous prick.
I’m not a christian, but this is their belief; They believe that all you have to do is accept Jesus as your god and savior. After that, you’re supposed to follow the bible as good as you can as a human. They believe that everyone sins but after you have accepted Jesus, you can ask for forgiveness and not be held accountable for it after you die. I’m not a christian any longer, because in all reality there is way too much dogma attached to the whole thing. As Mohandas Gandhi said,“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
A Christian understands the Old Testament but lives by the New Testament in these days.
Christians are disciples. That means they are people who are supposed to be learning and growing. If they had already arrived, they would no longer need to be disciples. Isn’t rejecting a Christian because they are not yet perfect like rejecting a 2nd grader because he has not yet learned quantum physics? All Christians are people who are still growing in their knowledge of and obedience to God.
All scriptures are insipired by God 2 Timo 3:16,17.
Romans 15:4 “For all the things that were written aforetime were written for our instruction”
Jeremiah 10:23 I well know, O Jehovah, that to earthling man his way does not belong. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.
To be a “Christian” one has to “Accept Jesus as their personal savior” technically there is nothing else required. The interesting part is that no thought is required or encouraged either.
You have to follow God’s laws. I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. We follow the bible to a “T”.
Paul had quite a great perspective on this question.
Romans 7:14-25 (New International Version)
14We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
21So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. 24What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
Not believeing in it yourself, why the hell do you care?
Not believing, you actually have the gall to say you know what a “christian” is?
I don’t think so!
Only the New testament.