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What can convince a Christian to start doing what Jesus requires of his followers?
- SnowbirdLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
"If you love Me, keep My commands" (John 14:15).
"Why do you call Me "Lord, Lord" and do not DO the things that I say?" (Luke 6:46)
- NousLv 72 months ago
YOU attack REAL Christians and that shows YOU are an extremist fundie doing Satan´s work!!!!!!!!!!
Christian Fundamentalist is a complete contradiction in terms!
CHRISTIAN – A follower or believer in Jesus.
FUNDAMENTALIST One who believes the Bible is literally true and must be followed exactly.
Therefore they are followers of the bible and not Jesus making them non Christians!
But worse is to follow it also makes them ideologists.
IDEOLOGY An idea that is false or held for the wrong reasons but is believed with such conviction as to be irrefutable.
So Christians have a loving and forgiving god and fundamentalist - well - Just are not Christians!
- Anonymous2 months ago
Ecumenism = 263 heresies; each heresy leads to hell. Orthodoxy = the only true faith; Roman Catholics tried one cup - one spoon ritual and got sick with Bubonic plague; if heresy enters Orthodox monastery then monks/nuns will get sick with flu/tuberculosis (for instance); Orthodox churches who closed for COVID or had disposable cups/spoons or dipped spoon into alcohol are no longer brides of Christ (now they serve Satan and honor Satan's new COVID religion). Don’t go into UFO to be “healed” by evil demons; demons never do good. Saint Spyridon Bishop of Trimythous killed 900 Roman Catholics posledneevremya.ru/?p=462 Reject vaccines.Source(s): SSN is written as a barcode/QRcode; then it's put into a chip; chip is put into vaccine; chipped people are influenced (by super computers) to receive grey plastic card World Passport with no name on it (but when they stretch their hands to get it, gov't clerk presses secret button to administer the unforgivable green 666 tattoo by isotope rays). If you reject mark of the beast then your direct ancestors go to heaven (according to saint Vyacheslav Krasheninnikov from Ural). To reject mark of the beast, one needs to hide within a 10-15 people group without electronics/documents. Documents are from Satan; burn them. Electronics can be used to track you and to show the antichrist (even on old broken unplugged TV set from 1970's using Tesla’s ether); reject all vaccines, tests, temperature scans, etc.; forgive me.
- MalcolmLv 72 months ago
Jesus asked that same question in Luke 6:46.
- Other sheepLv 52 months ago
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 72 months ago
And what does Jesus require of His followers? It can be boiled down to this very simple statement Jesus made: "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching." John 14:23-24 Love of the person of Jesus Christ causes a person to want to start doing what Jesus commands.
And what enables a person to actually do what Jesus commands is the indwelling Holy Spirit who is spoken of by Jesus in that chapter. Those who love Jesus and start to do what Jesus requires, and aided by the indwelling Holy Spirit, who helps them grow to spiritual maturity and faithfulness. To come to love Jesus is to come to know who He is and why He suffered and died on the cross for us sinners - to repent of our sin that caused Him such physical, mental and spiritual agony - to grasp that He did it out of love. Who could resist such love? Christians cannot! And so Christians express their love for their Savior by striving to do as He commands us to do, aided by the Holy Spirit, given as promised to all who belong to Christ by faith.
But mere intellectual knowledge ABOUT Christ cannot engender the necessary love that results in the Holy Spirit indwelling a person. It is knowing Christ as he relates to the repentant sinner that triggers that loving obedience. Legalistic obedience repels the Spirit.
- ?Lv 42 months ago
Not what, but who. That is the Holy Spirit.