Answer by Shaneagle777 at 9:00 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by Snewo at 11:17 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Many Christian Atheists and Gnostics would still call themselves Christians. Just as there are many denominations in mainstream Christianity, there's a lot of diversity in the definition. I seem to get down voted every time I mention Gnostic Christians for some reason, even though I'm not one myself. I find that interesting. This is just what it means to me based on my understanding of world religions. I respect you feel differently about it, but I think they can still claim to be Christians if they choose to call themselves that and if they follow the teaching of Jesus.
From the multiple definitions of Christian: "of, pertaining to, believing in, or belonging to the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ"
<a href="http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/christian">Definition of Chrisitan</a>
Answer by pam19 at 12:12 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:54 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
It seems to go in waves anon. Some months people are disagreeing but being polite other times the all posts turn away from the questions and turn into who can insult who more.
As for a christian anyone claiming the abrahamic God and Jesus as his son and their saviour.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 10:57 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
To me, a Christian is a person who has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and try to be more like Him. They look to Him for guidance, strength, advice, comfort, etc.
Answer by Snewo 5 minutes ago
This is said perfectly....
Answer by Conley639 at 11:25 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:02 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 10:52 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Personally I think it's anyone who follows the teachings of Jesus, but there is a lot of diversity in what this means. Most people who are Christian believe Jesus was the savior and son of God. Some people follow his teachings, but do not believe in God or question the existence of God (Christian Atheists and Christian Agnostics for example). You also have people like Gnostic Christians who follow his teachings, but have various beliefs about his life and who he was, and they usually follow additional books than just what is in the Bible or follow other books besides the Bible depending on their views.
Answer by pam19 at 11:43 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:00 PM on Dec. 3, 2010