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Christians, do you completely believe?

Do you believe that your god can answer prayers and manifest his power EVEN thru an atheist or non-believer? Or is our non-belief in him more powerful than his ability to use us for his own purposes? This is a random thought that occurred to me in the middle of the night. So many christians say how evil non-believers are. Yet there are many of us that do good works. Who support charity and help our fellow humans. We credit this to our own choices. So, how much power do you believe god has?

 
witchqueen

Asked by witchqueen at 11:48 AM on Feb. 21, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I don't think all non-believers are evil. There are a few, but sadly...I think there are more evil believers! AND I'M A BELIEVER!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • Just because someone doesn't believe in God, or our God in particular, doesn't mean they are bad, horrible people. There are masses of individuals who still have good beliefs and standards who may not believe in God. It doesn't mean we judge them or love them any less. It's our job, when the time is right to let them know/share with them what we believe, and show them what we believe through our actions.
    Feel sad for them that sin, don't blacklist them.
    And, just believe you believe in Christ, you still should reflect that in your life through your words and deeds. I know a lot of "Christians" that are sunday goers and talk the talk, but don't walk the walk! :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:55 AM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • yes, they are going to give you numerous reports of gods loving kindness, and that he (she/it) is capable of using the bad for good. That every good deed an atheist (or other non christian believer) does is influenced by him, because man alone can do no good works. *Sighs & shakes head*

    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:56 AM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • I believe God can work through a non-believer. He used Baalam to bless Israel, when Baalam wanted to curse them for financial gain. He used Rahab to help the spies. He used Xerxes' fondness for Esther to save the Jews.

    There is a difference between what we look at and call good works, and what really has eternal value though. Most of the things we do have temporary value. Prolonging someones life a few years, or helping them have a bit more food, or medical care. These things are good, but they don't have eternal value. We can only do eternal things through the power of Christ. These things would be to open the eyes of the spiritually blind, praying with someone to recieve Christ, teaching the Word of God in the power of the Holy Spirit, even giving a cup of water in Jesus name. These things we are told have eternal significance--their effects will last forever.
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 12:55 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • We can all do good things.

    But no one can do GOD things without God.
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 12:56 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • we all have choices to make...even dorothy was asked, ''are you a good witch or a bad witch?" anyone can do good. anyone can be good. why does it matter who gets the glory, to unbelievers? it would seem to me if you only do good for self-glory, its conditional on the part of the doer.
    and yes, to answer your question, i do believe God can manifest his powers through anything/anyone, and certainly, is more powerful than your non-belief. :))
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 2:01 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • God is powerful enough to inspire anyone - whether they believe in him or not.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:48 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • I think it's wrong to sell yourself short and say the only reason a person does anything good is because some god is making them.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 4:17 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • God's Holy Spirit works today to convince men of sin, and the void in all of our hearts that He created us with we can either choose to fill with His prescence or the prescence of other things. God's still small voice is seeking to speak with every heart to turn men's hearts towards Him. It's up to us wether we want to listen to that voice and obey it. God is all powerful, but He cannot work in a heart that has chosen to refuse Him. Nothing in all the world besides the indwelling presence of God, His Son Jesus, or the Holy Spirit can bring a person true joy.....the pleasures of sin only bring a fleeting joy with both natural and eternal consequences. God can bring us true joy now through every good and bad experience we face, on till eternity.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:34 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • I've never seen anybody say that nobody can do "good" without God's influence...maybe I'm just not talking to the same people some of you are.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:50 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

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