There have been many writings about this subject but never, that I can think of, written about like it will be here. Here we will explore just what is the bride of Christ and what it means to those, or rather the haters that call themselves Christian. We will also look at just what the word Christian means, not what people just say it is.
What is the Bride Of Christ?
In the new testament Christ is referred to many times as the groom or bridegroom with the Church being referred to as his bride. Also in the old testament there are many references to God’s people being the bride of the divine. I wonder if all the religious haters out there have even read the books that they claim to hold so dear. If they did, maybe they would not be so judgmental about everyone else and would mind their own business and look to themselves before judging others. (To all those Englishcrats out there, its a long drawn out sentence for a very good damned reason) With all these references to the divine being the groom and the church or gods people being the bride you would think that the hypocritical Christocrats would be more understanding and giving. If only that were so, there would not be so many problems in this world. Read more...(1509 words, 1 image, estimated 6:02 mins reading time)
This article was originally posted on Quora by Jonathan Kirk Davis an member of the U.S. Marine Corps
This really should be asked as “How is monotheism different than polytheism?”
To Christians (as well as Islam, Hebrew tradition, Zoroastrianism, Tenrikyo, Shaivism and Sikhism) there is a belief that all the processes of the universe were caused or set in motion at least, by one all powerful being. The different beliefs differ on the motivations of this being and the ways in which this was done and what we are supposed to gain from it. What they all agree on is that, above everything else there is one supreme being that is responsible for everything else.
In polytheistic faiths there usually is a finite limit to individuals gods. Gods can be born and be killed and therefore are not outside of the nature of time, as the monotheists believe. They have powers that are separate and individual, which means that they are not “infinite” in nature. They are also separate entities and are divided, giving us the premise of “poly”-theism and multiple gods as apposed to the unity of a single “mono”-theistic God. Read more...(525 words, 1 image, estimated 2:06 mins reading time)