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LOL! Annie, you're the one who didn't directly answer my question to you regarding a sinnful nature. you can't make up the irony/hypocricy among the atheistic/pagan 'community'!
I actually agree with this post in part...I have actually been guilty of it myself at times. There is a major difference here however Viking...one that you and some others here have set the bar for.
If you claim that Jesus was perfect...sinless...
If you claim to follow in his footsteps...
Then unless you can show us where Jesus behaved as some of you do...use the language that some of you use...
Then the.."staggering hypocrite and your credibility is zero" phrase would apply to yourself and others (that call themselves followers of Christ) and behave in this manner.
If you are going to claim "righteousness" and claim to live at a higher level than non-Christians...then you need to live those claims. If you don't...then you are a hypocrite and have zero credibility when it comes to your witness for your Christ.
This holds true for anyone of any faith...if you are going to preach it...then you need to make damn sure that you are living it. Hard to do at times I admit...I fail often to live up to my own beliefs.
We can all be hypocrites at times...at times we expect more from others than we are willing to give ourselves. Most of us however at those times are not claiming a higher morality based on "Jesus".
Here was your response...
i'm not speaking for viking here, but i have to point out your continuous & inherint error once again:
you said - "Then unless you can show us where Jesus behaved as some of you do..."
the Bible is full of illustrations of humans behaving badly, but only one God/Man who behaved perfectly.
you see, Jesus is the Perfect Savior for people who can admit that they're imperfect. since you can't seem to do this, that's why you can't relate to the Savior nor to His redeemed family.
"since you say "i see", your sin remains" Jesus
You addressed nothing in my post. All you did was twist and turn until you made it all about what a sinful person that I am.
Do you or do you not believe that Christians should live up to the standard that God has set forth for you? If you claim to be a follower should you not first follow his book before you expect others to follow it? Are not supposed to be that "light"? If you are going to "preach" it...shouldn't we expect YOU to be the held accountable for practicing it FIRST?
Again...you addressed nothing in my original post...you just wanted to condemn.
Just sit still...there are more instances (just from yesterday) that you did not address the post...just twisted and turned.