But don't Christians also believe that some people are victims too? Like the believers who are persecuted?The starting point of the Gospel of Christ is that God is Holy and all people are sinners.
The Leftist worldview is in stark contrast to this. Their worldview says that certain people are victims.
Depends on what you mean by "tolerant." In a way, Christians are tolerant of sin, because they are told to love everyone, even the sinners. But they are commanded not to commit these sins themselves. Depends on your definition of "tolerant." You might also be confusing a disagreement on what is a sin, with a knowing tolerance of sin.Also be tolerant of sin, especially in the victim classes that they designate.
You sure about that? Nothing is a sin to the left? What about blackface, the KKK, and MAGA hats?Which seems to me the biggest reason why many leftists have strong emotional reactions against the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Because you cannot say that something is a sin in their worldview.
Wrong again. ONLY those who have accepted Christ and are Born-Again are children of God (John 1:12).In order to believe in Christ, one must live according to Christ's teachings. Anyone can say they believe in something, but if their actions do not match with their words, their words are meaningless or lies. ALL are the children of God (God's creation) and therefore not denied something by God, simply because of their sins, as some Christians (and people of other religions or non-beliefs) appear to wish to do to those that do not believe, as they do.
The Book of Matthew, Chapter 5, sums up many things and in many ways, simplifies the theme of Christ's teachings, which in the mind of some, have been skewed, twisted and defied by some, because some humans recognize the power in belief in deities supreme beings (inhuman) and exploit it by claiming a "connection" to a religion or god(s), NOT because they believe in god(s), but how they can exploit the power of people's belief in god's for their personal profit, via manipulation. This is why the OP appears to be just that, someone trying to exploit a claim of Christian belief for political purposes. If Christ was at all "politically biased", he was NOT partial to Roman "publicans", but generally appeared to direct his teachings/lessons.......to ALL people, since all people are "God's children" or "God's creation". The base lessons of Christ appear to be about how humans can be "good" humans and what humans do to harm themselves or others. The latter behaviors are considered "evil". What's interesting is that there is no direct reference to homosexuality in the New Testament similar to anything referenced toward it in the Old Testament. There is also an assumption by humans, that abortion is the equivalent of "murder", yet there appears to be no direct mention of abortion. Lots of mention of God aborting the result of immoral trysts and blaming the women for being unfaithful, not so much mention of men impregnating women against their will. In many cases, the victims of rape are blamed as much as those that rape them, in some cases for not calling for help.
From the Book of Matthew, Chapter 5 - (another chapter that seems to be missing from the Books of the Bible some claim to believe in.)
45 "That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust."
46 "For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?"
47 "And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?"
48 "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." <------- Don't just claim to believe in God and any evils (sins) you do, will be forgiven. Live according to what you claim to believe in (Matthew Chapter 5, being just a portion of all you claim to believe in).
There appear to be some who seem to believe no one can see or notice what's wrong with the construct that somehow it is AOK to elect a narcissistic, greedy, gluttonous adulterer to lead your society of people, in part because you believe the same person will work to vanquish the sins of homosexuality and "abortion", but baking a cake, pizza pie or taking photos for/of homosexuals who wish to marry, is "supporting" homosexuality and the refusal to support it (because it is "sinful") is fine. In other words, if it is NOT okay to support sins, by doing business with sinners, how is it okay for the same people to support sins, by supporting the sinners?
I've never in my life met a single person who less reflects or understands Christianity than you.There are many false Christians in America. They say they are Christians. But they could not tell you what the Gospel message is. That we are all sinners, God is Holy, he will punish sin and sinners for eternity in Hell, unless they are saved by Grace through Faith in Christ alone.
Many false converts say the Gospel is intolerant.
I didn't vote for a Christian or the Pastor of my church. I voted for the person that I believe would do what I wanted done. I'm voting for Trump again. I couldn't care less about his sexcapades, taxes, or whatever.Trump claimed to be a Christian mid-way through his campaign. A few here on the forum have defended him as being a stalwart Christian. Not me, just the usual suspects. Hint: they all hate gays but give adulterers a free pass.
In a way you do; you vote with your feet.I didn't vote for a Christian or the Pastor of my church. I voted for the person that I believe would do what I wanted done. I'm voting for Trump again. I couldn't care less about his sexcapades, taxes, or whatever.
I criticized him because he did it while in office. I just don't respect either one of them as leaders. They're both habitual liars and don't give a hoot about the American people.In a way you do; you vote with your feet.
Did you criticize Bill Clinton for his womanizing, lying, adultery and/or perjury or did you give him a pass because the economy was booming?
In YOUR fucked up denomination.Wrong again. ONLY those who have accepted Christ and are Born-Again are children of God (John 1:12).
You have religion, I have the Truth. Baptism is undergone ONLY by those who have trusted Christ.In YOUR fucked up denomination.
We Orthodox have no such words as "born again"...
In my religion, you are only born once, of your own mother, thank you very much, that's when you are baptized, as a baby
which can certainly be a violent and traumatic ritual haha
Gatchina (Russia, Leningrad region), Orthodox priest baptizes a baby, hours ago, baby doesn't want to go into the tub with holy water, screaming, priest roughly forces him in there, to the point that baby's mom even tries to step in Baby was left with bruises, apparently. The office of...politicalhotwire.com
But, that it.
Except, of course, the whole Epiphany holiday in January, when all water becomes holy, supposedly, so everyone goes bathing in holes cut in iced over lakes and rivers, and blessed by priests
to revitalize themselves and show their faith and, for the men, show off how hard they supposedly are
but, really, to see all the hot ladies, of course
Yep, my religion is way cooler than yours, in every way
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