Wednesday, June 08, 2005

God and Jesus Christ

I was helping a friend move an armoire up three flights of stairs last evening...this is not something I recommend doing. Next time some one asks, my reply will be with a local moving company's phone number.

Post the heavy lifting and after a beer or two, the conversation swerved to many topics; one of which was faith. I asked the following:
If I have a deep, connected, and faith-driven relationship with God, but have not accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior, is that a problem for my earthly self or eternal soul?
I thought it would be an interesting post to see what others think. Thanks for any and all comments.

8 comments:

Marci said...

I don't think it is possible to have a deep, personal relationship with God, IF you can't, or haven't accepted HIS SON Jesus as your Savior. I'm not an expert on the matter, but here's how I see it.
Let's say a friend gives you a beautifully wrapped gift. You love the friend, but never open the gift, for whatever reason. The friend would feel hurt that you didn't care enough to accept this precious gift they had so lovingly given. God gave us the most precious gift of all, His son, Jesus. Accepting this gift not only gives us eternal life, but makes our relationship with God even deeper.
That's the best way I know of explaining it, but I'm sure others can do better.
God Bless ~ MARCI ~

Abraham said...

I think that is a good way to explain it but "it" doesn't work that way. He already gave his Son so we could have forgiveness and everlasting life. You don't have to accept anything; however, about 100% of all preachers and/or ministers say you have to do all sorts of things to be saved, including but not limited to....you name it. He gave his son for all of us -- Jesus is free to all just like the air is free and the water is free and so on.

Susan L. Prince said...

It's a problem for both.

It is a problem now because you can not serve two masters. If you are not in a relationship with God, through Christ, the Creator of all that is, and all that is Good, then you serve evil.

It is a problem eternally because if you never choose to serve God, you will forever serve the evil one.

Eternity is a very long time.

girlfiend said...

It's not a problem. As a Jewish woman I can be close to God, but I don't have to accept God as my lord and savior. Your faith is your own.

SheaNC said...

I'm a pagan. No problem here!

Nedhead said...

girlfiend got it right - "your faith is your own"

Don't preach to me, and I won't preach to you. Fair?

Ken Grandlund said...

A curious dliema, but only for those of the Christian faith, which as its name implies, is all about Jesus Christ.

Billions of people in the world have a relationship with a god yet feel no necessity to worship Jesus. The notion the he was a direct decendant of some ephemeral entity and that only through his teachings can we lead an honest, good, and true life is rather silly.

Anonymous said...


"If ..."

''If I have a deep, connected, and faith-driven relationship with God, but have not accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior, is that a problem for my earthly self or eternal soul?''

If not? that terminates the ''problem.''

Otherwise, I'd go with 'abraham.' (Above.)