Christians Beliefs About Life

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Christians Beliefs About Life The last commandment that Jesus gave his disciples in Mark's gospel was this ‘Go ye into the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved but he that beliveth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name they shall cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover’. This commission given to disciples enabled them to share with others regardless of their culture, religious beliefs and backgrounds the good news of Jesus Christ. Today, however, this could easily be interpreted by many as a form of imposition of one faith upon another. There is a difference between sharing and imposition. Sharing information is communicating or informing about something i.e. a subject or specific topic etc. Imposition is defined as to establish or apply as compulsory. Therefore it is understandable that when Christians communicate the Gospel and tell people that they have a choice of accepting Christ or going to hell which is an unpleasant truth it sounds like an imposition telling one what to do. However, from the Christian point of view, this is a biblical truth - accept Christ as Saviour or be condemned eternally. I also think the reason people see this as an imposition is because deep down there is a slight fear of this unpleasant truth in that it might actually be true, but there is also an unwillingness to conform to Christianity. Therefore the easiest way seems to reject the whole concept of Salvation through Christ and blame the Christians for imposing their faith too harshly on others. Even Jesus did say that the way of salvation is a hard and narrow way. So one can understand why it is difficult to accept Christ. Britian today is seen as a multifaith society, which could be similar
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