Christianity = Religion?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by gekko, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. gekko

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    hey all.

    i've heard lots from lots of people.

    alot say that christianity is a religion -
    alot say that christianity isn't a religion but a relationship -
    a few say that christianity is a dying religion
    a few say that christianity is more then just a relationship
    few say that christianity is both a relationship and religion.

    so what are your thoughts? is there any scripture supporting it?
     
  2. webdog

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    I would say Christianity is the "religion of Jesus Christ". :)
     
  3. DHK

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    Christianity as the world knows it, is one of the great world religions (i.e. all of Christendom) is a religion.
    True Biblical Christianity is not; it is a relationship.
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  4. genesis12

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    "Religion" contains the requirement of an organized system of beliefs, including rules and steps which must be followed. Catholicism is a perfect example.

    Christianity is none of that. Salvation, thus eternal life, is by grace through faith, the gift of God. No system, rules, and steps are involved. One enters into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, in faith believing all that God has promised. The "works" that follow salvation arise out of the joy of knowing that Jesus paid it all; that I have Good News to share with others.
     
  5. webdog

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    There are steps that need to be followed, however. One is drawn...believes...justified.
     

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