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Dear all,

 

Hello, I have a question if I am to ask, What is in christianity that made you know and believe in Jesus Christ and in christianity to be the true religion of GOD?

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Dear all,

 

Hello, I have a question if I am to ask, What is in christianity that made you know and believe in Jesus Christ and in christianity to be the true religion of GOD?

 

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He Talks To Me

 

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

 

And Tells Me I Am Loved

 

Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts. Jeremiah 15:16

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Nothing in Christianity made me believe in the Lord Jesus Christ Almighty, Son of God.

 

He did it through the Holy Spirit. It's called Faith, and is not based on the teachings of men (who can, and often do, fail one). The Lord Jesus Christ revealed Himself to me, and I believed. It was than simple.

 

I have no "denomination", and when asked to fill in a form (as I recently did in hospital), asking for my "religion", I wrote "LOVES JESUS".

 But one has to define "believe". Many religions "believe" in some god, because it may be a way of life, a life without choice, but in Christianity, there is this from the book of James..

 

Jas 2:17  So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 
Jas 2:18  But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 
Jas 2:19  You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe--and shudder! 
Jas 2:20  Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 
Jas 2:21  Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 
Jas 2:22  You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 
Jas 2:23  and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness"--and he was called a friend of God. 
Jas 2:24  You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 
 
Even the demons believe... But there is so much more, because the only way to the Father, is through His Son.
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He revealed Himself to me as a God in control of nature Who is also personal and Who hears and answers my prayers to rocognize and perceive Him.

Later He reminded me of shameful things I had done as a child--I had stolen. I knew I needed forgiveness so I asked Him to do that. A strange thought popped into my head: What makes you think He will forgive you? And immediately that hymn I had learned as a small child came to mind: Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. His peace and love flooded over me. I was in my early teens then.

Now I am retired. God is a part of my life Who comforts me when I am in pain, Who leads and guides me, Who speaks to my heart in strong, authoritive kind words that reveal His character as found in the Bible. I have seen Him heal my loved ones just as the Bible discribes and provide our needs as it also discribes. In fact, I came to believe that the events in the Bible are true because the way that He was working in my life was the same way as the Bible discribed Him acting while Jesus was on earth. Jesus came to earth to reveal the nature of His Father God in heaven. He said "If you have seen me, you have seen the Father." He claimed to be the I AM, the eternally existing One, Who simply is. He is much more than a good man as I was taught. He is more than a teacher and prophet. He is the One who pre existed with His Eternal Father, Who created everything that exists and Who arose from the dead.

Philippians 2:5 ALT3 Indeed, be letting the frame of mind [or attitude] be in you which [was] also in Christ Jesus, who existing in the nature of God, did not consider being equal to God something to be held onto, but He emptied Himself, having taken the nature of a slave, having come in the likeness of people, and having been found in the appearance of a person, He humbled Himself, having become obedient to the point of death---even of death of a cross. V9 NKJV Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, V 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

He is the God of the Bible.

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When I gave up trying to have things my way, began to read the Bible and do the things that Christ suggested I do and live the way that the Apostle Paul said were right, then my life changed. I didn't go in knowing that it would work, in fact, I doubted that it was possible to live His way. But, as I stuck with it, He stuck with me and things began to change. Inside of me. Personally. And Christ became more personal to me and I know that He is here with me. When I doubt, and I do doubt some times when things get difficult, He always reminds me that He only has my best interests in mind and that no matter what, things will turn out right in the long run. And they always do. Nothing or no one else has ever done that for me. That's how I know.

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Sorry for being rather dense, but could you rephrase that OP question?

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... What is in christianity that made you know and believe in Jesus Christ and in christianity to be the true religion of GOD?

The Christ in Christianity made me a believer in Him, but I don't put much faith in religion.

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Dear all,

 

Hello, I have a question if I am to ask,

 

What is in christianity that made you know and believe in Jesus Christ and in christianity to be the true religion of GOD?

Wanderer,  it may sound a little off, but I don't think "Christianity" is a religion...    Christianity is a personal relationship with God.  That term God can be confusing for it seems that we use it for more than one entity, but that's a whole other long story.   

Being a Baptist, or Catholic or Methodist is religion, but most of those who claim those different organizations have that spiritual  relationship with the Father through Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  It's hard to explain if you haven't experienced it.

 

For me personally, I grew up in a Church and was a religion for I really didn't know Jesus as a young person on a personal level......    unfortunately for me I actually met the devil on a real personal level first, but Jesus dragged me away from that relationship.....    I didn't realize it was the devil I was interfacing with and it almost cost me my soul.     So I know Jesus personally for he introduced himself to me in the spiritual realm when I needed him the most through the Holy Spirit.  He saved me from myself so to speak and I turned my live over to him and declared him as my Lord to all.

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salvation is a free gift, we can do nothing more than believe Jesus did all the work on the cross.

We can't earn more righteousness than what God has already given us as a gift.

To say that works or human achievement is required for salvation is saying that the cross wasn't enough

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Blessings Wanderer!

     Welcome to Worthy..................God Bless you! Well,nothing in Christianity brought me to know or believe in Jesus,Jesus brought me to know & believe in Himself & the result of that is how I am called a Christian....................There is so much more to being a Christian than the religious aspect,it is a personal relationship with Jesus that reconciles us back to our Father,we then are in relationship with Father ,Son & Holy Spirit.....He is in us & we in Him

                                                                                                                                                                        With love-in Christ,Kwik

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