I asked a poster who has been on Topix for a couple of years, as I have, so that would not make us "strangers".<quoted text>
But you ask a stranger on a website to define a very common word.
It's usually the Topix Atheists! here that do that, so I'm a little disappointed in you.
But you can't seem to be honest enough to answer my posts with direct statements, but instead use excuses - like the one above - to "resolve" your conversations with others.
And now I've disappointed you? Awwww, did I hurt your feelings for being honest, truthful and direct?
- all of which you avoid.
....but you don't trust in Jesus when he said, "to know yourself is to know the kingdom of God." Instead you believe the Bible tells you what you should know.*sighs*<quoted text>
What it means to be a Christian to me is the same as it is to every other Christian - to have a relationship and trust in Jesus Christ.
Then you refuse to believe this specific teaching by Jesus:
(2) Jesus says:
(1) "The one who seeks should not cease seeking until he finds.
(2) And when he finds, he will be dismayed.
(3) And when he is dismayed, he will be astonished.
(4) And he will be king over the All."
You've been confused by a doctrine of men, instead of Jesus.
Oh - now it is a trust in "God" too. First it is Jesus, now it is Jesus and God? I thought you so-called "Christians" believe Jesus is "God". Or is it that you don't believe this dogma?<quoted text>
Christianity isn't about rules and regulations, it's about furthering one's beliefs and trusts in God.
You are all over the board with your belief. Try being honest for once and focus that "faith". You seem to have a problem with it.
It does. How does this change occur? How did "God" change your heart and soul?<quoted text>
It means your heart and soul have been changed by God.
It means a relationship with Jesus.
- and please don't say you did this or that, because then you changed and had nothing to do with "God".
Will I find it in wikipedia? You seem to think this is the goto place for answers instead of results.
When did this change occur to you? How did it occur to you? Did you videotape it? Film the change? Film "God" changing your heart and soul?
Do you have proof that you even have a soul? You claim you do with your post.
Like I said - step-up and be honest with others, that is where the change you speak of actaully begins.
- Yes RR - understanding your own lies and mistruths and accepting that you've stated them and are correcting them will only change your "heart and soul".
No "God" involved.