To understand Christianity we need to take a good look at the instructions that Jesus gave his followers. Christianity has to be the most difficult faith to follow because it requires absolute trust in the New Testament as Jesus taught in the Word of God as the life blood of our beliefs. Jesus challenged society and the lives of people around him even unto the way they thought about food and many more things. He bought a lot of good change about that set people free from religious rituals & slavery to sin. God wants our hearts to be full of HIS love and HIS light. To know HIM is to love HIM.
Keep in mind that Christians aren’t perfect but they follow someone who is!
HERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT I’VE HEARD
- Christianity is a cop out.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. ” Matthew 5:38-39
Turning the other cheek has to be the most difficult of all teachings to follow.
What no revenge? Most people would fight back to the best of their ability to make sure they got a piece of the other person. A Christian however is to consider even a thief or a violent person as a child of God and love him or her as God Himself does.
- Christians live in fear of punishment.
Christians live by their convictions and judge themselves and their lives according to Jesus’ instructions and live to please God. They live in reverence of an awesome God.
Jesus gave clear instructions on how to love God and Man.
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ “This is the great and foremost commandment. Matthew 22:37-38
Aiming to be like Jesus is to follow God as he wants us to in obedience and reverence as we seek to know him more. We don’t do it alone as we have the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
- God doesn’t answer prayer
Christians pray in faith believing that God is not only able to answer prayer but willing to answer them. God isn’t under obligation to answer yes to every prayer request. He answers with a yes, no or wait. Everything in HIS perfect timing.
Bible Verses about Prayer
James 4:3 “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
John 15:7 “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
Many more reasons to pray: http://www.openbible.info/topics/pray_without_ceasing
Christianity is being constantly watchful, prayerful, faithful and certainly a challenge requiring a lot of hard work and self discipline. A cop out would seem to be an escape and lot easier wouldn’t it?