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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 10:45 PM
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5. I find Mark Twain's take on this to be interesting
He wrote in Letters From Earth an observation that the things that humans attribute to heaven are none of the things they pursue on earth. Now of course he was speaking to the notion of harps, eternal choir et al. But the point still remains.

The bulk of Christians I meet seem to be caught up in affairs and concerns that based on the expectations of heaven would seem out of place. When I challenge Christians to relenquish their material goods they quickly grow defensive. Do they think they are going to be concerned about such things in heaven? Then why remain concerned about them here?

This is just some curious pondering from an observer. I am interested to hear the various opinions of what the notion of living like Christ is felt to be. So I will not challenge such matters and leave my observations as I have stated them.
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  -Christians.... Are We Really Christlike? BamaLefty  Jan-22-05 10:30 PM   #0 
  - no  greblc   Jan-22-05 10:31 PM   #1 
  - I Agree  BamaLefty   Jan-22-05 10:32 PM   #2 
     - Church and Christian Fellowship is such a turn off.  greblc   Jan-23-05 12:06 AM   #9 
  - I don't think you need to focus on living  illflem   Jan-22-05 10:36 PM   #3 
  - Just the other day  Coyote_Bandit   Jan-22-05 10:42 PM   #4 
  - I find Mark Twain's take on this to be interesting  Az   Jan-22-05 10:45 PM   #5 
  - Actually, in my experience...  Tafiti   Jan-24-05 10:35 AM   #17 
  - You are not a softie! You have questions and you want answers.  asjr   Jan-22-05 10:49 PM   #6 
  - Christ means messiah.  VioletLake   Jan-22-05 10:49 PM   #7 
  - Care about other people, Care about  RC   Jan-22-05 11:25 PM   #8 
  - The great Challenge of being a Christian.  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jan-23-05 06:51 AM   #10 
  - No I'm not very Christ-like  supernova   Jan-23-05 09:21 AM   #11 
  - I know where you're coming from...  Frogtutor   Jan-24-05 10:41 AM   #18 
  - Christendom has done away with Chrisitanity...  Selwynn   Jan-23-05 11:30 AM   #12 
  - Impossible to be truly living life like Christ  Heaven and Earth   Jan-23-05 02:16 PM   #13 
  - Ideal?  Az   Jan-23-05 02:32 PM   #14 
     - why would the Bible mention the fig tree?  Heaven and Earth   Jan-23-05 05:08 PM   #15 
     - About the disruption in the temple  silverlib   Jan-24-05 11:04 AM   #19 
  - We should try to be as Christlike, as possible  MemphisTiger   Jan-24-05 08:59 AM   #16 

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