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Leaning towards Christianity, do I have to beleive the Bible in full, or can I make it on just the meat and potatoes? Jesus, virgin birth, son of God, etc....

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 ---Darryl on 6/15/06
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If you are not willing to dive in and surrender and committ 100%, then you will not be accepted, and you will be thrown into the pit along with all the sinuous hypocrits and the disobedient. Warfare is not a game, but costs everything you have for God, knowing that the Rewarder is faithful and true and will reward the faithful with unspeakable blessings both in this lifetime and in that to come.
---Eloy on 6/2/08


Ask Jesus to forgive your sin (he's been waiting all your life) renouncing it and turning from it whole-heartedly, and then pray in faith to recieve the Holy Spirit.
That's the meat and potatoes, but we encourage a little salt too.
---Friend_z-pha3394 on 6/1/08


Salvation is completely of the Lord. John the Baptist was saved in the womb-how much theology did he know? The thief on the cross (Luke 23:39-43) did not know Bible doctrine..but Jesus saved him. If God is going to save a person it will be through the hearing of the word (Rom. 10:17). Therefore, keep reading the Bible and praying for mercy.
---Ed_from_IL on 9/23/07


Christianity is not a buffet table. It is a relationship with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Jesus wants to be your Savior. All you have to do right now is accept His gift of salvation as the only means by which you can have a relationship with God.

Later, the Holy Spirit will guide you in the rest of the Bible, belief and understanding of it.
---Madison1101 on 9/22/07


If you are to be a "fruitful" christian, you need to accept that the Bible is the complete, inspired Word of God, otherwise you will get confused trying to decide which part to believe and which part not. The whole Bible teaches about God's plan of salvation through Jesus Christ. As Jesus told the pharisees in John 5:39 ; "Search the Scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life, and they are they which testify of me."
---tommy3007 on 3/19/07




Darryl, the bible teaches us that once saved we a babes in christ and feed on milk,meat comes much later after you have grown and the spiritual truth of Gods word finally begins to sink in thru that gray matter between your ears down into your heatr to stay. start slow friend, God word deserves to be discerned and meditated on as you go thru life.Its a slow process of change that the spirit works in you thru Gods wordbabes don,t eat meat and neither do new christians.
---tom2 on 7/6/06


Sure, that is the amazing thing about Christianity, we are saved through grace, it is a gift and all we have to do is accept it. But it has to come from the heart, many believe, even Satan believes. If you accept Christ from the heart, you will begin to desire the Bible, but it is not what saves (Christ is). The majority of the Bible is written for those who have already accepted Christ. It is given for instruction on how we can become more pleasing to God and better Christians.
---tofurabby on 6/19/06


Hope this helps
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
---kathy on 6/19/06


Well you could, but why? All yolu have to do is believe that you are a sinner, and you can not save yourself. God loves you and gave you a gift, and that gift was eternal life through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. All you have to really do is believe he did that for you.
---JERRY on 6/17/06


Have to take it 100% you can't go half& half with God, also btw becoming a chrisitan is following Christ, not joining a church, though finding one with good fellowship is not bad ;-)
---candice on 6/17/06




The bible is our life, well it should be. The more you read about Christ, the more you grow in him. By not reading the bible, you are missing out on alot of great teachings that can help us during our trials. If you don't believe in the whole bible, then you shouldn't believe in anything in it at all. You either take it all like it is, or not. Your choice.
---Rebecca_D on 6/16/06


Thinking more about your question, and how I might have misunderstood it (easy to do here).

If there are passages in the Bible that seem weird to you or you don't understand, or don't seem to "fit", leave them alone, and concentrate on what you DO understand and can assimilate.

For example, I still don't understand the story of Exodus 4:24 after decades. Whatever God meant by it, I accept as true, and wait for Him to eventually explain it. Meanwhile, I leave it in His hands.
---Jack on 6/16/06


You don't have to do anything. However where you are now is a good place to start. Keep your mind open to the prompting of the Holy Spirit that produced that lean. He will guide you to accepting what the Father is offering you. Once you accept He will guide you into all truth, and that truth will set you free. The freer you get the more you will desire to know. The bible will in combination with His Spirit will reveal the Father to you on a personal level.
---josef on 6/15/06


How aboyut renewing the mind?and thousands of others.in full brother.the meat teaches about the nature of God and what he did for you.the rest teaches how to navigate the world in daily life.
---tom2 on 6/15/06


Jesus says come as you are. You can't come to Christ unless the Father draw you. To lean toward Christinaty won't do you any good. You must repent of your sins and ask Jesus to forgive you. You can't come under your terms, you have to come under God's terms. I suggest you find you a independent baptist preacher and talk with him.
---Rev_Herb on 6/15/06


Christ is the answer. Ask Jesus to take you on a journey through the Bible. Be open to learn, we all first begin by taking baby steps. Ask Christ to come in your life, and to make himself known to you.
---alanG on 6/15/06


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What is "Christianity" you are leaning towards?

There might be room for variations (knowing in part, as St. Paul said), but there are some that vary so much they can't be recognized as Christianity.

First, pray for the gift of faith.

Allow yourself time to grow.

Pray that others will allow you to grow in faith, and ignore those who won't.

If you have the least inkling to love and please God, He's got all eternity to work on the rest, if you let Him.
---Jack on 6/15/06


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