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Christians, How do you know that you are saved?
Posted 12/6/09
by faith i know that i am saved :))
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Posted 12/7/09
live a good life serving and loving people
avoid worldliness and materialism. whichever church or religion you belong to.
anyway.. it's what most religion preach about..
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Posted 12/7/09
i know im saved because I accept Jesus Christ in my heart as my savior and best friend...and because i believe in HIM...no doubt...:) ^_^
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Posted 12/12/09 , edited 12/13/09
im changing this just to avoid some arguement i refuse to believe in lies if u want to follow so b it
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Posted 12/13/09 , edited 12/13/09
Here's the requested spoiler.
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Posted 12/13/09 , edited 12/13/09

and ur point is? fine ill edit completely out kindly delete urs or place in spoilers
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Posted 12/13/09

uhohimdead wrote:
off topic: people think they r religious for only one true reason.... fear. Fear of uncertainly, fear that something much greater than themselves exists, and most notable of all: the fear of death. Christianity preaches that its the only true religion yet u dont have to go far before u see another religion that claims the same thing. If chiristianity is the only religion than the others wouldn't be in existance today.

the one thing that irritates me the most about christianity is this: That their a guy in the sky who watches everything we do. That he has a set of rules that we must follow or else we get sent to a place with fire, suffering and agony. But he loves us.


As a Christian, I feel your reasonings of fear don't apply to my reasons & choice of faith, but I have no right to speak for others. So often, Christianity is viewed as a system of beliefs which exhibits, as well as demands perfection from its followers. This could not be further from the truth! Every person who ever walks the earth is free to choose for themselves what to believe, or disbelieve. No matter how any belief system comes into being, - many have come & gone, & I'm certain others are yet to be,- we are all free to come to our own conclusions.

I wonder why you are irritated by a guy in the sky watching everything you do if you don't believe in him? If you choose not to believe in him, stand by your convictions & leave worrying about him to those of us who do.
The set of "rules" you balk at are not meant as a pass/fail definitive test of worth, but as the example of imperfection in our human lives, which we are never going to be able to follow 100 percent of the time for our whole human lifespan. To me, it's not about fear, or fear mongering. It's all about the love! Love casts out fear. Unconditional love removes all guilt. Believing in a gift of salvation can never be earned by any means or test of perfection. That's the whole point- All fall short of the glory ( perfectness) of God, -without salvation, the gift of God's love for us, we're all going to hell no matter what we believe in.
"Let every heart prepare Him room." I wish everyone could have the peace & confidence I feel in my faith, but I leave the choice to you.
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Posted 12/13/09

uhohimdead wrote:


and ur point is? fine ill edit completely out kindly delete urs or place in spoilers


forgive me! My post crossed within the 5 minutes difference 'tween your last post & my response...... no hard feelings, please?
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Posted 12/13/09 , edited 12/13/09
i was rather fatigued at the time of that comment looking for something to fight about, i only forgot to delete.... it i suppose its too late now.... i still refuse to believe in it for my own reasons however that statement is far from a legitimate arguement for that im sry so if u havent already noticed i changed it im now im just hoping to sweep this disgrace under the rug
Posted 4/17/10
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. - Romans 10:9
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Posted 4/17/10
saved from what?
Posted 4/17/10

momofleur wrote:

That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. - Romans 10:9

shinto-male wrote:

saved from what?
From a life of spiritual and scientific self-discovery, as one entrenches oneself into a culture of superstitions.
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Posted 4/17/10
No Christian knows that he or she is saved. An adherent may believe oneself to be saved, but as a justification process is missing, there cannot be knowledge. As for me, how do I know I'm saved? I felt it in my urine. Just as valid as your prayers and verses and whatnot.
Posted 4/17/10

shinto-male wrote:

saved from what?


I was speaking to Christians who may be wondering what some of the references of our salvation are, because sometimes Christians are incredulous that to start off as being Christian they don't have to do a bunch of rituals or anything. Simply believe and be saved (which for heaven's sake is tough enough), and then because of that salvation (not to get it), do good works. A paraphrase with commentary of Ephesians 2:8-10.

In answer to your question, I guess the simplest thing we're saved from is ourselves and the sin we mire ourselves in. It's tough and frankly not possible to get out of it ourselves and the verse I referenced shows the starting point of when we truly allow God to take control. The meaning of what you're saved from would probably make more sense if you're at that point in your life when you really need that kind of help and not a quick fix, but I hope I made it clear enough.
Posted 4/17/10

momofleur wrote:


shinto-male wrote:

saved from what?


I was speaking to Christians who may be wondering what some of the references of our salvation are, because sometimes Christians are incredulous that to start off as being Christian they don't have to do a bunch of rituals or anything. Simply believe and be saved (which for heaven's sake is tough enough), and then because of that salvation (not to get it), do good works. A paraphrase with commentary of Ephesians 2:8-10.

In answer to your question, I guess the simplest thing we're saved from is ourselves and the sin we mire ourselves in. It's tough and frankly not possible to get out of it ourselves and the verse I referenced shows the starting point of when we truly allow God to take control. The meaning of what you're saved from would probably make more sense if you're at that point in your life when you really need that kind of help and not a quick fix, but I hope I made it clear enough.
For the radical Christians and the extreme Muslims with their ironic similarity of a complete lack of compassion and judgment, I rest my case.

Or are you saying that for you to simply "not give a damn" is hard?
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