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What are the important things to learn as a Christian?
I have very little knowledge of my own religion, which is a shame... So I want to know, what should I learn and what should I study?
For example, which Bible verses should I learn? What is the history of Christianity? What are the most important teachings of Christ?
So recently in a post in the theology section someone had asked "Why does God let people be born who He knows go to hell?" or something along those lines. I had said He knows all how we think He does. To which many thought I was being unbiblical in my views.
So lets see what you think. So when we say "God knows when you will die and where you will go!" does that sound to confusing? If He knows this before you were born then you would not really have free will at all since your scripted to die at a certain point and scripted to go to heaven or hell. Which makes no sense.
So my view is yes, He does know everything. He knows how we die and where we go. BUT... He sees all possible endings. Not just one that is "going" to happen. For...
Bringing this over from another thread:
I am a woman who believes what is written in the bible, and I pop something on my head even in my private prayer time, as well as believe in male headship. However, I would love for once to see just one post teaching Christian men how to be Godly men...........the fact that in the more than 30 years I have known the Lord, time and time again I have heard sermons and seen posts concerning women submitting to husbands and covering heads etc, but almost nothing to teach men what God asks of them. It tells me that almost nobody understands what God requires of the men, since they never bring it up. It gets even more concerning especially when we consider that oft reminding is always needed on all...
I have a lot of problems in my life. A lot of depression and loneliness. I have decided that I want to attend Fellowship. But at the same time I don't want to attend Fellowship, for fear of rejection.
I feel like writing letters to a lot of the churches in town explaining my situation. I am disabled who struggles with anxiety and phobia. If I attend church all they will get is my problems. I don't have any spiritual gifts to offer anybody. I am also developmentally delayed. And I am extremely depressed. But I don't want to share this with anybody because I don't want somebody to think that all I'm just trying to do is get attention. But at the same time I want to cry on somebody's shoulders. I just want to tell somebody that I feel so...
Anybody here been on the Walk to Emmaus? I went last weekend. I did not find it to be that great. The people were mostly really nice and I know they mean well, but it was not for me. I found it exhausting, a little weird and a little cultish. They wanted to push me into being really open ( I am not a very open person and never have been). When we went to table chapel they implied that I didn't belong there or I am not a Christian because I didn't want to tell them my problems. I just can not bring myself to trust people with personal things, that I have known for only a couple of hours. And they proved me right because one of guys made a few smart remarks to me. Why would I trust this guy? They did their best to make everybody cry, and...
I'm so disappointed in myself! I had with the help of God sworn off this specific sinful behavior and was doing so well with it (I wasn't even tempted to disobey and give in for so long) and the devil somehow someway got into my dreams two nights ago and made me dream of it and then when I woke up I was so in the grips of it that later I found myself doing the same sinful thing again without even thinking. Ugh! Satan got me good this time and I'm so mad at myself for not arming myself against it like I should've and not immediately thinking to pray (which has worked before) to get myself out of that temptation. Why did I do so well with resisting before and not this time? It feels like Satan knew that I was doing well and decided to...
I hope this isn't a stupid question but I ponder on this question. Why does God form someone, if he knows that person will reject Him and end up in hell or become a killer for example Andrei Chikatilo, who ended the lives of 50 something people. God knows us before we are brought to this earth, knows our innermost self, and knows what our choices will be or will make so why bother forming them in the womb? The bible says that the majority of the people in this world will be in hell, and only a few will find heaven. That's a sad truth, yet God created us knowing we have that potential of falling away from Him.
I noticed with much displeasure that one of the female worship leaders at Hillsong has shaved her head.
Now to many of you this may seem to be nitpicking and touching on a peripheral issue; but I assure you that it is important to the Lord.
First of all, there is Luke 16:10. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust (unrighteous) in that which is least is unjust (unrighteous) also in much.
This female worship leader is unjust in that which is least, as we will see that the matter of long and short hair is of importance to the angels and therefore the issue must be observed strictly according to the scriptures lest we be a stumbling block to them.
Therefore to the leadership at...