The Christian way

The Christian way

There are 142 comments on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story from Jul 23, 2012, titled The Christian way. In it, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that:

Ross Douthat's recent column concerning the future of "liberal" Christianity is a flawed view of Christianity in general and the Episcopal Church in particular.

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“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#1 Jul 26, 2012
'Is it liberal to want to see justice for all humanity? Is it liberal to witness to the worth and the value of every person, regardless their color, creed, age, handicap, sex or sexual orientation? Is it liberal to minister and give voice to the poor? No, it is eminently Christian to stand up for the dignity of all humanity. It is not "liberal" Christianity to make the bromide "Jesus loves you" a reality and not a marketing slogan. It is Christianity.'

Quite a few rebuttals going up against the original article.

I wonder why joie didn't post them?

LOL.........
Christian witness

Muskogee, OK

#2 Jul 26, 2012
Episcopalians think they are Christian, so do the other religions of Christendom, yet they ignor God's word the Bible as the authority to live by as Jesus did.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#3 Jul 26, 2012
Christian witness wrote:
Episcopalians think they are Christian, so do the other religions of Christendom, yet they ignor God's word the Bible as the authority to live by as Jesus did.
Uh huh.

Which version of the 'unchangeable''word' are you reading today?

Which rewritten 'translation' do you base your life on?

Are you eating pork while wearing blended fabric?

I rely on the Living Jesus.......

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#4 Jul 26, 2012
Christian witness wrote:
Episcopalians think they are Christian, so do the other religions of Christendom, yet they ignor God's word the Bible as the authority to live by as Jesus did.
Oh, Baloney!

The Bible, the New Testament, that YOU and many others call the "word of God" that you are supposedly living by had not even begun to be written down until years and years after Jesus Christ was no longer in this plane of existence.

As for the Old Testament, not called that in Jesus' time, the Rabbinic literature and oral Torah were what Jesus knew to be of Jewish tradition and theology. That included Law, the Prophets and scripture such as Psalms and Songs.

Rev. Ken
Christian witness

Muskogee, OK

#5 Jul 26, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh huh.
Which version of the 'unchangeable''word' are you reading today?
Which rewritten 'translation' do you base your life on?
Are you eating pork while wearing blended fabric?
I rely on the Living Jesus.......
Almighty God Jehovah is not dealing with the former nation of Israel, which were his chosen people at one time.
That nation of people were protected by God to fulfill the prophecies of their coming Messiah. They rejected him and killed him.

Today Almighty God Jehovah is dealing with a new nation, a spiritual nation of Israel, made up of true Christian followers of Jesus. Who is our reigning King in heaven right now.
Galatians 3:21-25

Jesus is very much alive spiritually and so are his subjects, they are very secure in the spiritual ark that will keep them safe through the end of the Great Tribulation that will soon start.
Zephaniah 2:3

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#6 Jul 26, 2012
Christian witness wrote:
<quoted text>
Almighty God Jehovah is not dealing with the former nation of Israel, which were his chosen people at one time.
That nation of people were protected by God to fulfill the prophecies of their coming Messiah. They rejected him and killed him.
Today Almighty God Jehovah is dealing with a new nation, a spiritual nation of Israel, made up of true Christian followers of Jesus. Who is our reigning King in heaven right now.
Galatians 3:21-25
Jesus is very much alive spiritually and so are his subjects, they are very secure in the spiritual ark that will keep them safe through the end of the Great Tribulation that will soon start.
Zephaniah 2:3
I am afraid you fail to meet the criteria set by Christ Jesus Himself.

Try these words to help you understand.

John 13

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place.“Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

AND

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
PAUL SHYKORA Arts

Calgary, Canada

#7 Jul 26, 2012
..LIBERAL or CONSEVATIVE or Independent,here....IT Can be ''all''...Christian...eh...(+) ...

Since: Jun 07

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#8 Jul 26, 2012
WE ARE CHRISTIANS... so there!
Christian witness

Tulsa, OK

#9 Jul 26, 2012
T McCabe wrote:
<quoted text>
I am afraid you fail to meet the criteria set by Christ Jesus Himself.
Try these words to help you understand.
John 13
12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place.“Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
AND
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
You fail to read the Scriptures that direct us to spiritual safety today in these last days, before the Great Tribulation starts.
Matthew 24:14-22

Jehovah's witnesses are prepared for the end to start any day, but then again, Jesus said to live that way your entire life.
Revelation 16:15
Christian witness

Tulsa, OK

#10 Jul 26, 2012
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
WE ARE CHRISTIANS... so there!
No, you just call yourself a Christian. Christians know and obey the Bible as their authority.
PAUL SHYKORA Arts

Calgary, Canada

#11 Jul 26, 2012
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
WE ARE CHRISTIANS... so there!
...YES...Yeth....here...eh...( +)...yada u u..shalom..

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#12 Jul 26, 2012
Christian witness wrote:
<quoted text>
No, you just call yourself a Christian. Christians know and obey the Bible as their authority.
I love the JUDGE-MENTALS!

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#13 Jul 27, 2012
Christian witness wrote:
<quoted text>
You fail to read the Scriptures that direct us to spiritual safety today in these last days, before the Great Tribulation starts.
Matthew 24:14-22
Jehovah's witnesses are prepared for the end to start any day, but then again, Jesus said to live that way your entire life.
Revelation 16:15
Are you claiming that Christ Jesus didn't alwasy express the truth and that some statements are more important then others?

In fact we don't know what He said and He gave us no written record. I think that tells us a great deal about that he thought about the word of God. He seems to always place action before words in the myths we have about Him.
Catholic Girl

Bethpage, NY

#14 Jul 27, 2012
The Christian Way, live and let live. Feed the hungery, clothe the naked, etc.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#15 Jul 27, 2012
Catholic Girl wrote:
The Christian Way, live and let live. Feed the hungery, clothe the naked, etc.
You forgot: Condemn and hate all who don't agree with your beliefs. Then wish with all your "Christian" heart that they die and suffer in hell forever, as that's how you'd derive your happiness.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#16 Jul 27, 2012
Catholic Girl - This is going to surprise you. I don't want to argue with you any more. I think you're basically a good person. Just because I don't agree with your church doesn't mean I'm against YOU at all. I'm apologizing. I'm really not the horrible person you think I am - just average, part good and part bad.

I wish you well. I mean it.
PAUL SHYKORA arts

Calgary, Canada

#17 Jul 28, 2012
Catholic Girl wrote:
The Christian Way, live and let live. Feed the hungery, clothe the naked, etc.
...YOU's are being ..''VSCIOULY-ATTACKED'',here.. ..protect you's self...eh...
Christian witness

Tulsa, OK

#18 Jul 29, 2012
*** it-1 p. 440 Christian ***
Jesus extended the invitation to be his follower, saying:“If anyone wants to come after me, let him disown himself and pick up his torture stake and continually follow me.”(Mt 16:24)

Those who are true Christians have full faith that Jesus Christ is God’s specially Anointed One and only-begotten Son, the Promised Seed who sacrificed his human life as a ransom, was resurrected and exalted to the right hand of Jehovah, and received authority to subdue his enemies and vindicate Jehovah’s name.(Mt 20:28; Lu 24:46; Joh 3:16; Ga 3:16; Php 2:9-11; Heb 10:12, 13)

Christians view the Bible as the inspired Word of God, absolute truth, beneficial for teaching and disciplining mankind.—Joh 17:17; 2Ti 3:16; 2Pe 1:21.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#19 Jul 29, 2012
Christian witness wrote:
blah blah
You should have posted the whole thing you stole:

Jesus extended the invitation to be his follower, saying:“If anyone wants to come after me, let him disown himself and pick up his torture stake and continually follow me.”(Mt 16:24) Those who are true Christians have full faith that Jesus Christ is God’s specially Anointed One and only-begotten Son, the Promised Seed who sacrificed his human life as a ransom, was resurrected and exalted to the right hand of Jehovah, and received authority to subdue his enemies and vindicate Jehovah’s name.(Mt 20:28; Lu 24:46; Joh 3:16; Ga 3:16; Php 2:9-11; Heb 10:12, 13) Christians view the Bible as the inspired Word of God, absolute truth, beneficial for teaching and disciplining mankind.—Joh 17:17; 2Ti 3:16; 2Pe 1:21.

More is required of true Christians than a mere confession of faith. It is necessary that belief be demonstrated by works.(Ro 10:10; Jas 2:17, 26) Born as sinners, those who become Christians repent, turn around, dedicate their lives to Jehovah, to worship and serve him, and then submit to water baptism.(Mt 28:19; Ac 2:38; 3:19) They must keep themselves clean from fornication, from idolatry, and from eating blood.(Ac 15:20, 29) They strip off old personalities with their fits of anger, obscene talk, lying, stealing, drunkenness, and “things like these,” and they bring their lives into accord with Bible principles.(Ga 5:19-21; 1Co 6:9-11; Eph 4:17-24; Col 3:5-10)“Let none of you,” wrote Peter to Christians,“suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a busybody in other people’s matters.”(1Pe 4:15) Christians are to be kind and considerate, mild-tempered and long-suffering, lovingly exercising self-control.(Ga 5:22, 23; Col 3:12-14) They provide and care for their own and love their neighbors as themselves.(1Ti 5:8; Ga 6:10; Mt 22:36-40; Ro 13:8-10) The main identifying quality by which true Christians are recognized is the outstanding love they have toward one another.“By this,” Jesus said,“all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among yourselves.”—Joh 13:34, 35; 15:12, 13.

True Christians imitate Jesus’ example as the Great Teacher and Faithful Witness of Jehovah.(Joh 18:37; Re 1:5; 3:14)“Go ... make disciples of people of all the nations” is their Leader’s command.(Mt 28:19, 20) In carrying it out, Christians ‘witness publicly and from house to house,’ urging people everywhere to flee out of Babylon the Great and put their hope and confidence in God’s Kingdom.(Ac 5:42; 20:20, 21; Re 18:2-4) This is really good news, but proclaiming such a message brings upon Christians great persecution and suffering, even as was experienced by Jesus Christ. His followers are not above him; it is enough if they are like him.(Mt 10:24, 25; 16:21; 24:9; Joh 15:20; 2Ti 3:12; 1Pe 2:21) If one “suffers as a Christian, let him not feel shame, but let him keep on glorifying God in this name,” counseled Peter.(1Pe 4:16) Christians render to “Caesar” what belongs to the superior authorities of this world—honor, respect, tax—but at the same time they remain separate from this world’s affairs (Mt 22:21; Joh 17:16; Ro 13:1-7), and for this the world hates them.—Joh 15:19; 18:36; 1Pe 4:3, 4; Jas 4:4; 1Jo 2:15-17.
Source(s):
What Does It Mean to Be a Christian?- Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site
Does being a Christian simply mean that one attends a church service once a week?
http://www.watchtower.org/e/200704b/arti …

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index...

LOL!

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#20 Jul 29, 2012
Christian witness wrote:
*** it-1 p. 440 Christian ***
Jesus extended the invitation to be his follower, saying:“If anyone wants to come after me, let him disown himself and pick up his torture stake and continually follow me.”(Mt 16:24)
Those who are true Christians have full faith that Jesus Christ is God’s specially Anointed One and only-begotten Son, the Promised Seed who sacrificed his human life as a ransom, was resurrected and exalted to the right hand of Jehovah, and received authority to subdue his enemies and vindicate Jehovah’s name.(Mt 20:28; Lu 24:46; Joh 3:16; Ga 3:16; Php 2:9-11; Heb 10:12, 13)
Christians view the Bible as the inspired Word of God, absolute truth, beneficial for teaching and disciplining mankind.—Joh 17:17; 2Ti 3:16; 2Pe 1:21.
Stolen from a JW site.

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