Okay people – time to address something – which I see floating in the comments and need some explaining – these Christian-isms – which border being ‘cliches’.
“true spiritual rebirth” (Pam) – Okay, I think this does happen but what is it? What are the qualifications for labeling someone’s conversion a ‘true rebirth’?
“just as you are” (Heather) – Actually Heather, I am not sure this line is in the gospels or letters at all – it’s a ‘made up thing by some evangelizers’. Do you think God has to accept us as ‘we are’? If so, why?
“image of Christ” (Pam) – What does this mean? A reflection of Jesus (like looking in the water) – or we shape out lives into his image? If so, how does he look? Do his looks change from culture to culture, person to person?
“Jesus as Lord of your life” (Ken) – Alright – this is pure cliché. Explain what ‘Lord’ means and what it all encompasses. How does this look exactly? How will someone know Jesus is actually Lord of their life – since we cannot see Jesus?
“perfect” (Ken) – This idea has been tossed around – so what is perfection? We can talk about perfect – but lets try define it.
**Christianeze – do we all look into what we are saying and do we personally define it? I was in the quest for the Law – but now I see we need some defining to do – so we can get to the heart of the quest – translate for me?