Mecca has been banned for Christians for hundreds of years.
I know in the Christian church the old ladies use to say "what the devil meant for bad God meant for good." So some of the things that I think they went out and tried to be detrimental to my life saved me in a lot of ways.
Not to mention our former tag team champions lost their titles after my good friend Christian was hit in the genitals with a hockey stick by a midgit! I mean enough is enough
Make no mistake, I am a Christian and I believe in God and I don't believe he makes mistakes, so I believe that being gay is not a sin and in fact it's how you're made.
I'm a very controversial figure in the Christian world. I don't believe if you're gay or you have a drink or you dance, you're going to hell. I don't think that's the kind of God we have. The Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells of the world are scary. I want to be a Christian like Christ - loving and accepting of other people.
I'm an actress and a singer and I'm also a Christian. We're not all crazy right-wingers. I just want to be like Jesus, forgiving and loving and nonjudgmental, accepting of everyone even if they don't agree.
I want people to understand that there is a group of Christians out there who want to be more open and understanding and tolerant and loving of all kinds of people, even the people that don't believe in God at all.
I am a Christian and I don't want there to be any confusion about what I believe or who I am.
I want to be a Christian like Christ - loving and accepting of other people.
Providence has given the United States the duty of extending Christian civilization. We come as ministering angels, not despots.
Put your nose into the Bible everyday. It is your spiritual food. And then share it. Make a vow not to be a lukewarm Christian.
I'm sure I've lost a few jobs because I'm a Christian. That's irrelevant. I can honestly say that of everything I have, of everything I've experienced, nothing compares to the joy of knowing Christ. Because I've been given a glimpse of Heaven and it outshines all of the rest.
The true Christian loves his Savior with his whole heart and wants nothing to do with the sin that nailed his Redeemer to the cross.
I taught what was clear in Acts 11:26: SAVED = CHRISTIAN = DISCIPLE, simply meaning that you cannot be saved and you cannot be a true Christian without being a disciple also. I taught that, to be baptized, you must first make the decision to be a disciple, and then be baptized.... I taught that their baptism was invalid because a retroactive understanding of repentance and baptism was not consistent with Scripture.
It is atheism and blasphemy to dispute what God can do: good Christians content themselves with His will revealed in His Word.
Whether we are poor or rich or somewhere in between, we honor the Lord with all he has placed in our care. We open our hands to the poor and share the joy of generous Christian giving.
We are living like brothers, Christians and Muslims. Also the Jews lived in peace with us before the occupation began.
I don't understand why Christians are taking such a bashing...and why do we glorify people that do destructive things?
I'm not denying Christ by not being Christian. I'm a theist, which involves expanding on the Christ narrative.
Some people say you have to be a Christian to be saved. I had to stop being Christian to be saved.
Divine love, agape, is self-sacrificing love, which sounds difficult, as it is, and not very attractive. If the best image we have of love is of a man who's been tortured and hung upon a cross to die an excruciating death, this is something that human beings find very, very hard to understand as love. But it is the highest Christian image of love.
I think poetry has started to take on a supplementary role of prayer for some people. The churches, I think, including my own, are terrible at teaching people how to pray. It may be that we need to learn from the ground up as religious people, whether Christian or not, how to pray.
Just looking at me, I am a Black man. Born and bred, through and through. But I am also a lot of things. I am a father. I am a husband. I am a Christian. I am a comic book geek and I'm a creator.
Busyness does not mean you are a faithful or fruitful Christian. It only means you are busy, just like everyone else.
Busyness kills more Christians than bullets.
The world needs to see Christians burning, not with self-righteous fury at the sliding morals in our country, but with passion for God.
Some Christians need encouragement to think before they act. Others need encouragement to act after they think.
You'll never be a mature Christian until you understand that God remembers his promises and forgets your sins.
The one indispensable requirement for producing godly, mature Christians is godly, mature Christians.
The Christian's comfort: I am not my own. I do not make my own rules or create my own identity. There is one who made me and can save me.
My fear is that of all the choices people face today, the one they rarely consider is, "How can I serve most effectively and fruitfully in the local church?" I wonder if the abundance of opportunities to explore today is doing less to help make well-rounded disciples of Christ and more to help Christians avoid long term responsibility and have less long-term impact.
If we aren't prepared to be counter-cultural we aren't ready to be Christians.
As Christians living in changing times, we must keep three things open: our heads, our hearts, and our Bibles.
If you find yourself mistreated, misunderstood, and mocked as a Christian, take heart, for so they did to the Christ.
Sincerity is a Christian virtue, as is honesty about our struggles. But my generation needs to realize that Christianity is more than chic fragility, endless self-revelation, and the coolness that comes with authenticity.
Legalism is a problem in the church, but so is anti-nomianism. Granted, I don't hear anyone saying, 'Let's continue in sin that grace may abound'. That's the worse form of antinomianism. But strictly speaking, antinomianism simply means no-law, and some Christians have very little place for the law in their pursuit of holiness.
The self-righteousness and other ego-puffery that makes missionaries and evangelists out of Christians is in truth a measure of how far they are from even the one thing they think is most certainly true, i.e. the confidence that they are truly Christians.
Christianity emerged from the religion of Israel. Or rather, it has as its background a persistent strain in that religion. To that strain Christians have looked back, and rightly, as the preparation in history for their faith.
— Kenneth Scott Latourette
Christians were regarded as separated from society and therefore destructive of the Greco-Roman way of life.
— Kenneth Scott Latourette
The most that one of Jewish faith can do - and some have gladly done it - is to say that Jesus was the greatest in the long succession of Jewish prophets. None can acknowledge that Jesus was the Messiah without becoming a Christian.
— Kenneth Scott Latourette