Christians have been trying to “Save” people for over 2,000 years

If you wish to win a few billion souls to your belief

Matthew 22:37–40 comes to mind?

 This posting is not a joke;

I am ‘Dead Serious!”

While watching the news media and our Christian politicians!

“Christianity” is still a puzzlement to a non-believer?

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Today I heard that Tim Tebow,

one of my sports heroes

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and a confessed Christian,

is going to stand on a stage

in front of his God and the World

and

“Praise this person called Donald Trump!”

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tim-tebow-picked-to-speak-at-republican-convention-2016-07-14

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And then stand on other stages

to try to bring, non believers to Christ?

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So,

as a Native American

(Indigenous person),

I am confused.

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I heard that one must be

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‘water baptized’

and

confess the belief in the cross,

did I miss something

with Donald Trump?

also

Matthew 22:37–40

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.”

“The second is like it,

you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

On these two commandments

depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

http://mysmudgingblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/christians-have-been-trying-to-save.html

The rest of this post is my trying to find the true Christian?

God/Messiah/Christian/Believer

This is not a posting of

“Bible Thumping!”

This is not about

“Teaching the Bible!”

This is about a Native American

living in the United States,

trying to understand just

what a Christian of this country is

and why?

 Please help me to understand the modern Christian of today.

With my questions,

I am starting with their god and then to end with a Believer.

God is

The ultimate Being of beings, self-existent, eternal and unchangeable.

God is

Creator of the entire universe and is able to manipulate matter, energy, space

Genesis 1:1

Messiah

The mashiach will be a great political leader descended from King David (Jeremiah 23:5).

The mashiach is often referred to as “mashiach ben David” (mashiach, son of David).

He will be well-versed in Jewish law, and observant of its commandments (Isaiah 11:2-5).

He will be a charismatic leader, inspiring others to follow his example.

He will be a great military leader, who will win battles for Israel.

He will be a great judge, who makes righteous decisions (Jeremiah 33:15).

But above all, he will be a human being, not a god, demi-god or other supernatural being.

The term “mashiach” literally means

“the anointed one,”

and refers to the ancient practice of anointing kings with oil when they took the throne.

The mashiach is the one who will be anointed as king in the End of Days.

Traditional Jewish concept of the messiah (moshiach):

what he will be like, what he will do, what the messianic age will be like.

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Hebrews 9:22  In fact, according to the law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood.

For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.

Sin is separation from God.

We are the only thing in the known universe with a free will: the ability to break natural order.

The Bible says that

“The wages of sin is death.”

It says:

“The ten commandments are written on the hearts of all man.”

We know right from wrong, but when we break the Ten Commandments, we separate ourselves from the perfect order of the perfect God.

We become imperfect, we die.

Christ was sent to our earth to enlighten us on the reality of the human condition versus the Love of God.

Christ was sacrificed so that all of our sin is forgiven and literally forgotten by God. God said

“I will forget all sin.”

We are to be broken before God and made anew in Christ.

When we are reborn, we are made perfect through the sacrifice of the perfect Christ.

Believer

Matthew 5:17-20English Standard Version (ESV)

Christ Came to Fulfill the Law

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus of Nazareth

all powerful

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(1 John 4:16)

(Matthew 22:37-40)

(1 John 4:16)

(1 Kings 8:27)

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created in the image of God

(Genesis 1:27)

Psalm 91:2-4)

(John 4:24)

(1 John 3:2)

(1 Corinthians 15:44)

(Matthew 22:37-40)

Matthew 22:37–40

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.

“The second is like it, ‘you shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

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