I know the history of Christianity ... how Luther objected to some dogma and some corrupt political church practices and he founded Lutheran-ism ... how the English King separated his subjects from the power of the Pope and established the Church of England, which in America is the Episcopal Church ... the Puritans, the Quakers ... something of the stories of the Latter-Day Saints and the Seventh Day Adventists, etc. These and many other Protestant Christian churches have developed and grown over the years. But when did Catholics - the original Church - stop being "Christian" ??Answer Question
Answer by pnwmom at 2:52 PM on Mar. 13, 2009
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Answer by ria7 at 3:19 PM on Mar. 13, 2009
A Christian is someone who, believing that Jesus Christ is the son of the one and only true living God, the one and only true way to heaven, was crucified for the forgiveness of their sins, rose from the dead, has prayed and asked Him to come into their heart to be their personal Lord and Savior. Having done that, they believe the Bible to be the inerrant, Word of God, 100% true and relevant to today and to their best ability, strives to follow its teachings. It has nothing to do with religion, church denomination, ethnicity, or family tradition.
Being a good person does not make you a Christian, going to a Bible believing/ teaching church does not make you a Christian. Just because you believe there is a God and you believe that Jesus is His son, does not make you a Christian. Only receiving Jesus Christ as your personal savior & having a relationship with Him makes you a Christian. However, In becoming a Christian, your life will reflect the fact that you are following the teachings of Christ, and your life choices will be made according to scriptural influence.
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Answer by Marwill at 3:57 PM on Mar. 13, 2009