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Dear Christians... by festwiz(m): 4:57pm On May 25, 2018
...what are you really worried about?

Let's take a small residential building for a example. There are four christians, an atheist and a muslim.

Four christians, four denominations. A catholic, a protestant, a methodist and a witness.

You claim one god, yet you are overly conscious of your neighbour. Your are worried that he is on the path to destruction. He should come over to your church if he wants to "fully accept christ".

So you engage each other in conversations every evening, one bringing up why he's is right and true. You nod and smile and try to counter their argument with the same religious text. Each of you claim "god wants _ to worship him truly" and evidently your church is where god rests his butt cheeks.

What about the atheist and the muslim? You can't engage him because "he's lost already" or are you afraid your own faith will wane? You ignore the muslim because you're afraid he will hack you with a machete?

In the end it's not the religion/lack of religion that worries you but how much it conforms to your own ideologies. That's why it's always funny when one christian says he's converted another christian. It's like turning rice from one pot to another. The bullsh*t is still the same, only the container is different.
Re: Dear Christians... by AtYourCervix: 5:25pm On May 25, 2018
There was a topic that hit front-page days back where the OP said Adeboye took Christianity to Samoa or something and said many Samoans including the president of Samoa and gave their lives to Christ

The story was presented as though Adeboye went to Saudi Arabia to convert them or at least a non Christian nation and a lot of people swallowed all the claims by OP
A simple due diligence would have told them Samoa is comprised of 98% Christian so I'd wager almost 100% of the people that came to Adeboye's program must've been Christians

Evangelism as we know it is fast dying in Christianity as focus has shifted from converting people of other religions to converting people of other denominations into another so most members gained by a denomination actually belonged to another Christian denomination before joining them so they claim these people who joined them from another denomination just gave their life to Christ now and only people that belonged to their denomination are actually in Christ, others are not


Edit: here's the thread that hit FP https://www.nairaland.com/4518734/pastor-adeboye-visits-samoa-head
Re: Dear Christians... by eph12(m): 5:29pm On May 25, 2018
festwiz:
...what are you really worried about?

Let's take a small residential building for a example. There are four christians, an atheist and a muslim.

Four christians, four denominations. A catholic, a protestant, a methodist and a witness.

You claim one god, yet you are overly conscious of your neighbour. Your are worried that he is on the path to destruction. He should come over to your church if he wants to "fully accept christ".

So you engage each other in conversations every evening, one bringing up why he's is right and true. You nod and smile and try to counter their argument with the same religious text. Each of you claim "god wants _ to worship him truly" and evidently your church is where god rests his butt cheeks.

What about the atheist and the muslim? You can't engage him because "he's lost already" or are you afraid your own faith will wane? You ignore the muslim because you're afraid he will hack you with a machete?

In the end it's not the religion/lack of religion that worries you but how much it conforms to your own ideologies. That's why it's always funny when one christian says he's converted another christian. It's like turning rice from one pot to another. The bullsh*t is still the same, only the container is different.
What does it mean to be a Christian?
Re: Dear Christians... by budaatum: 11:56pm On May 26, 2018
There is profit for the Coca Cola salesman who converts Pepsi drinkers. If only they could convert the Guinness drinkers too, they pray.
Re: Dear Christians... by budaatum: 11:58pm On May 26, 2018
eph12:

What does it mean to be a Christian?
It should mean allowing the ideas of Christ to influence one.
Re: Dear Christians... by luvmijeje(f): 6:56am On May 27, 2018
Please, religion is the greatest tool created by man to control man including Atheism. And I will tell you why Atheism is not excluded. It's a movement that believes in lack of God but in the man god. Their own god is scientists.

It's created by man to fleece and exercise power over their fellow men. And you will wonder how come the followers can't see the fleecing? There is a popular saying that religion is the opium of poor masses. Lies. The poor are also fleecing the leaders. That's why majority of the followers are the poor. They are depending on religion for their means of survival.

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