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Why do you believe in Christ?

April 23, 2007

Yesterday at church my pastor spoke on whether Christ was the only way to God.  He took a look at the beliefs of other religions and what makes Christianity different.  Why do you call yourself a Christian? Is it because you follow Christ and believe in his teachings and guidelines? Do you live by those teachings and guidelines?

“Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” ”  (John 14:5-7)

“The sociologist Jeffrey Hadden completed a survey of the beliefs of over 10,000 Protestant ministers in 1965 for the Danforth foundation.  These 10,000 mainline Protestant pastors from six major denominations were asked to answer these questions:
1. Was Jesus born of a virgin?
2. Was Jesus the son of God?
3. Is the Bible the inspired Word of God?
More than half of these pastors could not answer “totally agree” to these questions.” (Signature of God by Grant R. Jeffrey)

Are we as Christians ready to accept that no one comes to God except through Christ? Are we able to “totally agree” to the three questions above? If not, are we Christ followers, or just seekers? Do we really believe that Christ is a savior and that we need to be saved?

I want to be a follower, and I want my life to be different because of it!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ryan permalink
    April 12, 2011 7:55 pm

    Thanks for your thoughts 🙂

    I think you rause some important points

  2. Ryan permalink
    April 12, 2011 7:56 pm

    when I typed rause, I meant to type raise

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