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Is the purpose of being Christian to love and be loved?

Or is it to talk other people into becoming Christian? Or both?


Asked by Anna92464 at 9:41 PM on Oct. 11, 2010 in Religious Debate

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Answers (5)
  • your answer will vary with each individual.
    IMO the purpose is to have a personal realtionship with God.
    Christianity is an experience, it cannot be taught.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:42 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • The main purpose of Christian discipleship is to be like Christ.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 9:46 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Is the purpose of being Christian to love and be loved?

    The answer is, yes? To love God and be loved by God.

    Answer by Gal51 at 10:34 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Its to love God and try to emulate him, which will never be completely successful. BUT the bible states that we are to go out unto all the world and preach his word to every living creature.

    Answer by BigfordBrat at 1:36 AM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • I believe it is to love. To perfect the state of love, as love isn't an emotion but a way of being. To be an example of God's love in the world, and to cultivate those things that make up love and are of love, such as compassion and graciousness - things that make up His very character....

    It makes me think of the quote "Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others." by David R. Hawkins

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 10:21 AM on Oct. 12, 2010