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What Does It Really Mean To Be A Christian? PT. 2
Posted by Jim Lisle · September 27, 2014 at

"I love your Christ, but I dislike your Christianity." Mahatma Gandhi, 1925

In part 1 of "What Does it Really Mean to be a Christian," we took a look at a famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi from the book The Christ Of The Indian Road, 1926. The interviewer, and author, Dr. E. Stanley Jones asked Gandhi what he thought was the greatest hindrance to the Christian gospel in India. Gandhi, mentioned 4 things he felt were a hindrance to Christian expansion in to India. Because we care how others feel about our faith, and we are responsible for witnessing The Good News
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It is understanding that you have absolutely nothing of worth to offer God. Being poor in spirit is admitting that, because of your sin, you are completely destitute spiritually and can do nothing to deliver yourself from your dire situation. Pride can take all kinds of forms, but the worst is spiritual pride. Jesus is saying that, no matter your status in life, you must recognize your spiritual poverty before you can come to God in faith to receive the salvation He offers. Knowing this can be quite humbling, and that is the poor of spirit Jesus was talking about. We must not be self-satisfied or proud in our hearts, we must be genuinely Humble. And, what does it mean to be Humble? It means having a modest or low estimate of one 's own importance. I think I probably should work harder on this. In fact I 'm sure that I should. Being Humble can be one of the hardest things we can do because it goes against our human nature. But, Jesus thought it important enough to be the first of eight new Christian ideals that focus on a spirit of Love, Humility and
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