Can the christians stand up


Could only Christian tell us what Jesus meant with these words,

Matt. vi. 25-34.—25. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26. Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27. Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28. And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29. And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Were Christians expected to follow them or was this idle talk? The question I am trying to ask is has there been a Christian in our midst?

To all of us,

Is brotherhood of man a pipe dream. One of those illusions. Can we love one another without loving god? The Christian god no less?

Tolstoi argues thus

The Christian doctrine, and the doctrine of the Positivists, and of all advocates of the universal brotherhood of man, founded on the utility of such a brotherhood, have nothing in common, and especially do they differ in that the doctrine of Christianity has a solid and a clearly defined foundation in the human soul, whereas love of humanity is but a theoretical conclusion reached through analogy.

He writes

But the man who loves humanity, what is it that he loves? There is a State, there is a people, there is the abstract conception of man. But humanity as a concrete conception is impossible.

And concludes

The Christian doctrine teaches to man that the essence of his soul is love; that his well-being may be traced, not to the fact that he loves this object or that one, but to the fact that he loves the principle of all things—God, whom he recognizes in himself through love, and will by the love of God love all men and all things.

A few questions from the ongoing

  1. Assuming for the sake of argument Jesus was, how do we explain the contradiction between the lives of Christians and his teaching?
  2. Is it possible to love all humanity without loving god, the Christian god?
  3. Is the love of all humanity desirable and why?
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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

99 thoughts on “Can the christians stand up

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  2. S1TK says:

    These are excellent questions. In regards to the first question about the clear contradictions between christians and the teachings of Jesus is to understand that Jesus came to call sinners, not the righteous to repentance. We are all in need of a physician to heal our souls, hence, why Jesus established His Church-mainly as a spiritual hospital. It was explained to me that when you go into a hospital, you don’t expect to see healthy people, hence the same applies to the Church. Don’t expect to go to the spiritual hospital expecting to see holy people. We are all in the process of being healed, it’s just a matter of understanding, love, and patience with one another during this process.

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  3. It’s simple.

    The church, and so called Christians, have become our example of people of God.

    We should get our examples from scripture just like the one you just posted, and live in that way.

    Even if you don’t see one other person around you following it the way you do, praise God because you are one of the few who he will know by name and accept you.

    Just stay on the path you know is true.

    Thanks for posting and have a powerful day

    Breakthrough Futures

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  4. I like how we are not to worry, but to trust God. I think one of the key passages of Matthew 6 is verse 33: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” When we go about seeking God’s kingdom, as believers in Him, we can trust Him to meet our every need. If we seek our needs first, before seeking His kingdom, then its easy to worry. I think worrying is simply an indication that we are not trusting God to fully meet our needs.

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    • makagutu says:

      Hi
      How do you know these are his needs and these are your needs?

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      • It comes through being in relationship with Him. One of the closest relationships I can compare it with is relationship with my wife. Through intimacy with her I get to know her needs, and she gets to know mine. Likewise, my relationship with God grows through intimacy with Him. As I understand His ways and His thoughts, I come to know that He really understands my own needs, many times even before I recognize them.

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        • makagutu says:

          I find this very interesting, especially given your analogy.
          So does god talk to you as does your wife or how does this relationship with god happen?

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