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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-30-10 02:54 PM
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25. This all boils down to the basic defination of Christian as defined by Paul vs. Jesus
Jesus defined being saved based on good works; whereas, Paul said belief alone would save you. So for many fundie Paul-following Christians, they believe that as long as they believe they can sit on their asses and they'll end up in heaven. But for true Christians, even those who might define themselves as atheists - it's all about the good works. Going out and helping others who need helping.

Ironically Jesus was prophesized in the old testament whereas Paul was one of hundreds of people who helped spread Christianity after Jesus's resurection and assention into heaven. There are no old testament prophesies about Paul. So why are these 'xtians' believing that their salvation is based simply on saying "I believe"?. There were hundreds of people that could have been selected for post-Jesus stories but Paul was selected. I say it's a bit scary for those that think Paul is their key to salvation.
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