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4 years ago  ::  Apr 29, 2010 - 2:34PM #1
Jupiter6208
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Hello everyone,


 


My Question is Can one be Spiritual and believe in Jesus Christ?

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."  Dave Berry



You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha.

What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies.”


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4 years ago  ::  May 01, 2010 - 9:29AM #2
Nikki
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Spiritualism doesn't have the formal structure of a denominational institution.  Spirtualists can believe whatever they want, so long as it promotes goodness and humanity.  I know many spiritualists who believe in Jesus, in fact I think Jesus is worth believing in.... It's the sanctions of christianity that pose a problem for spiritualists, not Jesus.

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4 years ago  ::  May 01, 2010 - 1:16PM #3
Jupiter6208
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I agree 110% with you.

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."  Dave Berry



You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha.

What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies.”


― Thomas Cranmer
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4 years ago  ::  May 03, 2010 - 2:32AM #4
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Spiritual and Spiritualism are also two different things.  Although Spiritualists are spiritual.


Spiritualists believe that the soul survives death and in communication with those that have crossed over to the other side.


Being spiritual is what we really are.  We are all human beings having a spiritual experience.


It is correct that some Spiritualists are Christians while others may not be.


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4 years ago  ::  May 03, 2010 - 12:54PM #5
Jupiter6208
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I agree  so what would one call themselves if they see them selves as spiritualists but have a love for Jesus  would you still call yourself Chirstian?

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."  Dave Berry



You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha.

What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies.”


― Thomas Cranmer
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4 years ago  ::  May 03, 2010 - 6:39PM #6
Jupiter6208
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May 3, 2010 -- 2:32AM, Stardove wrote:


Spiritual and Spiritualism are also two different things.  Although Spiritualists are spiritual.


Spiritualists believe that the soul survives death and in communication with those that have crossed over to the other side.


Being spiritual is what we really are.  We are all human beings having a spiritual experience.


It is correct that some Spiritualists are Christians while others may not be.


Welcome to the forum.


Host Spiritualism ~ Stardove




 


Thank you Stardove!

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."  Dave Berry



You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha.

What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies.”


― Thomas Cranmer
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4 years ago  ::  May 04, 2010 - 1:58AM #7
Dragonflys
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May 3, 2010 -- 12:54PM, Jupiter6208 wrote:


I agree  so what would one call themselves if they see them selves as spiritualists but have a love for Jesus  would you still call yourself Chirstian?




 yes. and i have found it really does take a spiritualist to believe Jesus is more than just a man ! LOL

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4 years ago  ::  May 04, 2010 - 7:06AM #8
Jupiter6208
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But  i really see myself  more Spiritual then Religious i really don't subscribe to the man made  institutions  so that being said if that's the way i feel and i still love Jesus  that would not make me a Christian still would it?  and the definition of Christian is a follower of Jesus,  so anyone who loves Jesus would be considered a Christian? very confusing......

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."  Dave Berry



You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha.

What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies.”


― Thomas Cranmer
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4 years ago  ::  May 10, 2010 - 12:32AM #9
Stardove
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May 4, 2010 -- 7:06AM, Jupiter6208 wrote:


But  i really see myself  more Spiritual then Religious i really don't subscribe to the man made  institutions  so that being said if that's the way i feel and i still love Jesus  that would not make me a Christian still would it?  and the definition of Christian is a follower of Jesus,  so anyone who loves Jesus would be considered a Christian? very confusing......



I believe there are many people who are not religious, but walk the path which Jesus is said to have walked.  The Christ can be our greatest example of love.  Only the person can decide what they want to be called. 


Christianity can be about the dogmas of the religion, just as many other world religions have their dogmas.  The do-s and don't-s of the religions are the dogmas.  While spirituality is that spark of Creator in all of us. IMHO.


Christ said to look inside yourself for the kingdom of God. 


 


PS.  Sorry to take so long to get back to the forum.  Hubby and I were gone 6 days and I'm still playing catch up after being home four days. 

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4 years ago  ::  May 10, 2010 - 7:06AM #10
Jupiter6208
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Thank you Stardove  Excellent answer.

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."  Dave Berry



You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha.

What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies.”


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