I'm my own kind of Christian.:-) I am not a "traditional" Christian, meaning I don't believe every word of the Bible. I'm più intrested in finding a church that won't frown upon the fact that I find some things that the Bible says questionable. And I'd like to find one that is più liberal in their beliefs, like I am.
ADDED: I don't think there's just one way to be a Christian, like everybody believe this, everybody should go to church, etc. I think faith is something that is unique to all of us.
I guess I would considered a conservative Christian. I believe that the whole Bible is the inspired word of God. If I have a problem with a portion of scripture it's usually because: I dont understand the meaning and context, o it touches an area in my life that I'm not ready o willing to change. If we are honest, I think those are the two main problems people have with the Bible. (In my opinion)
No,.... te see... "born again" does not mean that... at least the "true meaning", which had been tampered with da the higher priests and the Romans, after Gesù perished and then rose again.
But some time "before" Gesù was to be Crucified, Nicodemus came to Gesù to warn him of a meeting of the Sanhedrin, and he worried for Jesus. Nicodemus knew Gesù had many Friends there, but, there were many enemies of his, as well.
In this warning to Gesù to "lay low" for a time, Nicodemis was puzzled da one of Jesus' teachings. And that was the topic of being "born again."
Gesù thus detto to Nicodemus, "Accept a man be born again, Nicodemus. He cannot see the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; that which is born of the spirit, is spirit. Do not marvel that I told te that te must be born again. The wind blows where it will, and te hear the sound of it, but te don't know whether it comes o whether it goes. So is everyone who is born of the spirit. God so loved the World that he sent his own Son, so that he who believed in Him, should not perish, but have but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the World, not to condemn it, but the World may be Saved through Him."
te see, this is one of the main reasons that not only the higher priest wanted, but the Romans as well, that Gesù had to die.
To teach the Truth, that we would be born again, before resting in Peace in the Kingdom of Heaven for eternity, gave the people that were "ruled" under the Laws of not only the Assembly, but also that of the Romans, "hope." None of the Authoritarians wanted "the people" to have this hope. For if Jesus' teachings persisted, the Assembly, AND the Romans would eventually "lose" control of their people. They did NOT want this!
"The people" in their eyes were the "smallest" of men, and all Powers To Be, wanted these people to be ruled under THEIR Laws & Government. Giving these people hope would certainly kill the ideas in their minds, that they NEEDED to be controlled under an iron fist! The thought alone could very easily cause uproar to the Assembly, and to the Romans. The Assembly and the Romans both agreed that not only Gesù should die, but also, all of his teachings.
That is why all of Jesus' Disciples were all Crucified. It was like a pact between the Assembly & the Romans, that ALL remaining teachings of Gesù were completely destroyed... whether man, o doctrines... all must be wiped out of the peoples minds before it would fester and grow... something the higher ups did not want to happen! Crucifying all of Jesus' Disciples was a way of mostrare "power" over what had been taught. To mostra that there was NO HOPE for "the people;" thus regaining their power, their Laws, and control over the "little" people all over the land. **TO BE CONTINUED**