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What Is Shown By Christendom's Utter Lack of a Unified Theology?

Jacob62

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I can see that.




So you believe that the followers of Jesus Christ who were there in the city during that time, were not Christians?

Even if they all were not there in the city during that event, whereby He came riding in on a donkey, the question still remains.


Do you believe followers of Jesus Christ were Christains?

What is a follower of Jesus Christ if not a Christian?





JLB
How about if it is pointed out that many of Jesus' Followers/Disciples left Him at various times.

A prime example would be seem n John 6:51-58 after they heard His statements about Him being the Bread of Life, and that true Believers must eat His body and drink His blood. After that, many of His Followers "left Him." It turns out, they were not Christians.

In fact, John 8 has Jesus saying to some who "believed in Him," "Now you seek to kill me." He called their Father "the Devil."

Do you still think all who follow and believe in Jesus are thereby Christians? Yes? No?
 

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When we discuss things here on this Forum, aren’t we filling time and space with words?


My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
John 10:27-28


Do you believe a follower of Jesus Christ; someone who follows the Lord’s instructions and doctrine and commandments, have eternal life?



JLB
Do you follow the Commands of Jesus in His Sermons on the Mount and Plain?
 

JLB

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The definition of a follower is someone who agrees with the beliefs of others, or listens to the lead or commands of another. "Following" is an intellectual exercise. I may be a follower of the Rolling Stones, but that doesn't make me a musician.

Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter. 1 Peter 4:16


Here is the definition of a Christian —

Christian — Strong's G5546 - christianos


  1. Christian, a follower of Christ
 

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Do you follow the Commands of Jesus in His Sermons on the Mount and Plain?

Yes. And if I should miss the mark, I quickly repent and ask Him to forgive me.


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How about if it is pointed out that many of Jesus' Followers/Disciples left Him at various times.

Yes Judas left Him, and betrayed Him.


How about Peter, didn’t Peter leave Him after denying Him?


Other disciples left Jesus as well, such as the ones you pointed out in John 6.


What can we learn from these examples?



JLB
 

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Yes Judas left Him, and betrayed Him.


How about Peter, didn’t Peter leave Him after denying Him?


Other disciples left Jesus as well, such as the ones you pointed out in John 6.


What can we learn from these examples?



JLB
Not just Judas left Him. "Many" left Him who were followers and Believers.

What can you personally learn from this about people who seem to follow and Believe on Jesus?

Here is what you can personally learn. Jesus said "You are my friends if you do what I command."
 
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