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How does 263 defines who is a Christian and who is not?

#41Chaos ScadePosted 7/22/2013 10:10:24 AM
TheBlackCat13 posted...
SirThinkALot posted...
1. Believes Jesus was God incarnate,

A lot of Christians rejected this idea before their beliefs were outlawed by Rome (they believed Jesus was created by God, but was a being subservient to God),

See about the Arian heresy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arian_heresy


yeah that's right they weren't christian good work
#42TheBlackCat13Posted 7/22/2013 11:38:49 AM
Chaos Scade posted...
yeah that's right they weren't christian good work

By whose definition? They were considered Christians by their contemporaries. Are you saying that someone who lived and died with what was considered acceptable Christian beliefs at the time can have their Christianity retroactively stripped from them decades or even centuries later?
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#43SirThinkALotPosted 7/25/2013 7:20:17 PM
TheBlackCat13 posted...
SirThinkALot posted...
1. Believes Jesus was God incarnate,

A lot of Christians rejected this idea before their beliefs were outlawed by Rome (they believed Jesus was created by God, but was a being subservient to God),

See about the Arian heresy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arian_heresy

It is unclear now exactly how many people believed this, but it was certainly enough to bother Rome. There are also modern-day groups and individuals with similar beliefs which arose after the Catholic's church absolute control over Christian theology in the west was weakened. Sir Isaac Newton, for example, held this belief.


The Arian though did believe that Jesus was divine, they just thought he had been created by the father, rather then being eternally existent alongside him. And they were always the minority among Christians.
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#44zero8691Posted 7/25/2013 7:35:41 PM
CorporateKnight posted...
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Obviously We go buy whatever they identify themselves as, even if they claim to be an atheist while at the same time claiming jesus is God ect.
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#45kts123Posted 7/26/2013 7:03:28 AM(edited)
zero8691 posted...
CorporateKnight posted...
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Obviously We go buy whatever they identify themselves as, even if they claim to be an atheist while at the same time claiming jesus is God ect.



Now that's a crazy good deal!

I'll take three Christianities!
#46PurpleLizardPosted 7/26/2013 7:04:57 AM
A Christian is a True and Honest believer in GOD and Jesus.