I am a Christian 2015-134
This is inspired by the atrocity in Oregon where the individual asked people about their religion before shooting them.
I am a Christian and not ashamed to say so. I cannot say I am “proud” of saying this, but I am happy that I am one and have to be thankful for being one.
What is a Christian? Like I said, I believe I am one and try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, so, therefore, I believe I can say I am one.
I do not care if others are or are not Christians or feel they are but are not in reality. That is not for me to judge if they are so or not.
I will continue to expound on Christianity and what it means to me. What it means to others is their thinking and not mine.
I feel that following a God-man named Jesus is what I want to do. It means much to me and I tell others what I believe so they know how I feel, that’s all.
How others lead their lives is up to them, I cannot control what others do and only have control somewhat, on what I do.
What I do is not always the Christian way of doing things and that does bother me and affects my actions to a degree.
Living a life of a Christian is complex, sort of. It involves following the teachings of Jesus of long ago and that is sometimes that is not easy at times. Many of His teachings are shown in the New Testament in the Gospels and that is what I would like to follow.
I said like. This means I do not always do so, as I stated before.
I would think many people say they are Christian, but are not really sure what it entails; just a thought.
I am involved in a mainstream religion, a Lutheran one, and find this religion is one that I can accept, even though the modern hierarchy has put out statements and messages of their beliefs that I do not completely agree with in concept. The founder, Martin Luther, had his reasons in his day for breaking away from the Catholic church, but that is a different account I will not go into right now.
I believe most religions somewhat try to control the thinking of their believers and that affects the way things are done by those religious believers.
In the past and even now, religion has been, somewhat, blamed for many deaths and destruction in mankind, as a general statement, but that fact is not something that determines a belief or not. I do not apologize about what happened 900 years or so ago during the Crusades, for instance. I did not cause them and was not part of those terrible happenings of then. I am a Christian today, trying to live the life that Jesus Christ of then, would want me to do now, today. Simple as that………
Therefore, many blame religion or a particular religion as the reason for things they feel are responsible for something, whereas many times it is the person of that religion that is at full fault for an action. This would apply to then, whenever that was, and now, today……….
I would believe that it is hard to convince someone that there is a God or even, was a Jesus Christ, whereas that person truly believes there is not one or ever was a God human names Jesus.
I also believe that it is impossible to PROVE there is a God, just as it is impossible to prove that there is not.
I am a Christian because of Jesus Christ, who was a man of peace and love. Christianity in its absolute form, is the same way, about peace and love. It is not based on things that some other religions adhere to, which shall not be named.
If any others reading this are NOT Christians, I am fine with that. So be it. Whatever floats your boat is good and I am happy for you. We just differ in our beliefs and that is OK. Again, so be it..
May Peace be with you.