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One reason why' the world' can't understand Christianity
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:54am
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and its message is suggested in the following
quote. This quote is from the most popular
book of daily devotions ever written, "My Utmost
for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers. It is not a
reflection from cultish beliefs, or from a small
minority of Christians, but from a Biblically sound
Christian. Often when "the world" talks about what
they perceive as Christianity, it is a bastardization,
not the real thing. But the real thing is found in
the pages of the Bible. Just as bank tellers study
authentic bills, not forged ones, to learn the 'real',
the same is true in learning about Christianity. It
is learned from "The Word." And this piece beautifully
written confirms "The Word.":

“We have to realize that we cannot earn or win anything from God;
we must either receive it as a gift or do without it. The greatest
blessing spiritually is the knowledge that we are destitute; until
we get there Our Lord is powerless. He can do nothing for us if
we think we are sufficient of ourselves, we have to enter into
His Kingdom through the door of destitution. As long as we are
rich, possessed of anything in the way of pride or independence,
God cannot do anything for us. It is only when we get hungry
spiritually that we receive the Holy Spirit. The gift of the
essential nature of God is made effectual in us by the Holy
Spirit, He imparts to us the quickening life of Jesus, which
puts the “beyond” within, and immediately “the beyond”
has come within, it rises up to “the above,” and we are lifted
into the domain where Jesus lives. (John 3:5)”

King James Bible
"Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."



    • Response...Amadeus, Wed Nov 29 1:01pm
      One reason why' the world' can't understand Christianity and its message is suggested in the following quote. This quote is from the most popular book of daily devotions ever written, "My Utmost for... more
    • "god can do nothing for us if we think we are sufficient of ourselves, we have to enter into His Kingdom through the door of destitution. As long as we are rich, possessed of anything in the way of... more
      • that we have to be willing to do so if that's why God asks of us. It's about our relationship with and our dependence on God. And the following quote explains (and it is Scriptural) why it's all... more
        • Now, what does THAT mean?SES, Wed Nov 29 11:58am
          "The meaning is not that we have to give up everything, only that we have to be willing to do so if that's ["what"?] God asks of us." So then for a non-believer, this paragraph is meaningless.... more
          • ....god will "do anything for you", and NOT something that god may ASK you to do before he'll do anything for you: "As long as we are rich, possessed of anything in the way of pride or independence,... more
            • Of course it doesn't.Shadow, Wed Nov 29 12:57pm
              You are not spiritually hungry. You are self satisfied, self made, proud man. You have had opportunities to inquire more about God from a sincere heartfelt need, but that is not your choice. You have ... more
              • You are not spiritually hungry. You have had opportunities to inquire more about [insert the name of any deity that has ever existed here] from a sincere heartfelt need, but that is not your choice.... more
                • Some have Spiritual experiences like NDE or listening to a preacher and are converted. God is NOT LIMITED.
                • No it is not.shadow, Wed Nov 29 1:39pm
                  The other gods do not make the promises and do not deliver on them, period. No lost sleep when what you believe is what you know and experience. Once you've a real relationship with God, no one can... more
                  • Of course it is.SES, Wed Nov 29 1:56pm
                    "You have had opportunities to inquire more about God from a sincere heartfelt need. You have no way of knowing what that has already cost you or what it will cost you in the future. You have no way... more
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