~The second observation I would like to approach is how Christians “feel a need to explain things,” especially concerning what they believe.
I have heard it assumed many a time that Christians have some sociological need to explain themselves. For one, I have to chuckle at this because in all cases it’s been said after the fact that I had posted to or approached someone else trying to explain what THEY believe and know. Can we say, ‘pot calling the kettle black?’
And secondly, we all have a need to explain ourselves. We are not perfect. Things we do may come across in a way we don’t intend, so we feel an immediate need to assure others of our true intentions. I repeat, EVERYONE does this. Christians are not the only ones. Stop pointing a finger at us when you might as well be pointing in a mirror.
For Christians, it goes a bit deeper than that though, I admit. Yes, we want to clarify things, but once again, it’s because we care. When we wish to explain something concerning that which we hold to, it’s for no other reason than we want others to know, understand, and feel how we do -the importance of that which we speak. To experience how awesome God is! We want so much for others to share in the same joy and pleasure! There is nothing wrong with that. It’s called love.
There is also nothing wrong with defending what you believe, especially since it’s constantly attacked in every way imaginable like Christianity is. In that case, why would we not??? If we didn’t, it would say much more about what we believe than if we did.
I’m afraid due to the presence of so many different religions around the world today, Christianity gets clumped together with the lot of them, right along with all they represent as well. This is not only inappropriate but completely illogical.
For example, while a majority of religions require blind faith to believe and follow, Christianity does not. The evidence is boundless and growing. By far, the Bible and Christianity stand out in so many ways, it’s actually absurd that it is considered even remotely similar to any other form of belief system out there. Check out the historical, scientific, archaeological, geological, and any other ‘cal’ (lol) and see for yourself the accuracy of this book we know as the Holy Bible.
Not only that, but research things like the prophecy of Jesus Christ and marks of inspiration in the Biblical text, and that opens up a whole ‘nother world! I get excited and awed every time I think about it all. Our God, ladies and gentlemen, is beyond compare. :)
No, Christianity and the Bible are far from any other religion out there. In what way? It’s reality.
And that is why we explain. That is why we share. Because it’s THAT much more important.
Romans 1:20, "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities -his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
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