"Christianity" is not "Christian"

by Arnold Gordon

The word "Christian," by definition, is as follows:

1. a person professing belief in Jesus, as the Christ, or in the religion based on the teachings of Jesus.

I have continued to elaborate in this column that what is purported to be "Christianity", is, in many instances, based on premises that are diametrically opposed to the actual teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles. The existing evidence is overwhelming; and is readily available for all to compare to what the Bible actually records as the teachings of Jesus Christ. The record is readily available for any honest objective person to review for his/her own evaluation.

I have also continued to document in this column the actual sources of much of what is erroneously taught by leaders and teachers of what is erroneously labeled "Christianity." Too much of the teachings of what is called "Christianity" proves by any analysis that "Christianity", as we know it today, is a diabolic deception. "True Christianity," on the other hand, should be based on, and be in complete agreement, with the teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles.

The prophet Hosea declared, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." Hosea 4:6

Apostle Peter made it clear when he wrote, "For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed." Peter 2:21-24

Even Jesus himself said, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross (exposure to death), and follow me." Matthew 16:24

How then, can the leaders and teachers of what is called "Christianity" today, teach their followers to follow their teachings, which are not based the Bible, or on the teachings of Jesus Christ. To ignore the above directions of Jesus Christ and his apostles. They teach this will result in salvation of their souls? How can any sincere would-be "Christian", be thus deceived?

Jesus Christ and his apostles went to great lengths to document the requirements of salvation for those that would be his disciples. Jesus expected his followers to follow his directions and instructions, not the directions and instructions of those that would override, interpret, rationalize, and modify his words and his commandments. He said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15

His commandments included the words of his apostles including the instructions of Apostle Peter when he said, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, save yourselves from this untoward generation." Acts 2:38-40

"Christianity" today, teaches their followers to ignore the above instructions recorded in the Bible, and instead, they are told, all one has to do, is to verbally declare they "accept Jesus Christ as their personal saviour", thus fulfilling all requirements for salvation of their souls. Throughout "Christianity" today, multiplied thousands of sincere would-be "Christians" are deceived in this manner every week.

Since "Christianity" does not advocate the strict adherence to the teachings of Jesus Christ, then by definition, "Christianity" is therefore not "Christian."

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