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Is it possible to be christian and believe more at the same time?

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I'm not trying to cast any stones. Just here to try to answer your question in my own opinion, which you asked for. If you believe everything in the bible whole-heatedly. I think you might should simply spend more time in it seeking the answers to your questions. Bc each and every one of us has our own beliefs and opinions and even some have been past down through traditions of how we were raised. So all I'm trying to say is just get out the holy book and spend time seeking God so he can show you the truth and the light. Hope that helps..

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Well..... I can almost guarantee that every person that calls themself a Christian will say no to that and try to point out that it is satan's work. But let me give you an example. The bible specifically points out that being gay (or specifically, living that "lifestyle" as they like to say) is a sin. Yet there are Christian churches out there that openly welcome it and say that it's not a sin, that love is love in god's eyes.

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I believe everything in the bible, but i also believe most things in the pagan/wiccan religions. but i dont think witchcraft is wrong, just sorcery.is it even possible to call myself christian? is this wrong?
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You sound more like a Deist ... or Theocratic Agnostic
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can you explain on these two?
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I would say yes you can but most Christians would tell you how wrong you are and alot of other things they have no real idea about but you have to consider the source......think for yourself and believe in what you think is right for you not what others think you should do
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A Deist is someone who believes in multiple gods.

A Theocratic Agnostic is someone who believes there is a god, but the existence of god is unknown and unknowable.
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I believe that the christian God is the only actual god to worship, but that there are more out there to be recognized and respected. But i also believe that it is impossible to know god, even though most believe they do.
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Well... Araea (omg I had to spell that 3 times to get it right!), if that is what you believe..... then you don't believe everything in the bible as you said before....
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What do you mean?
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Well... if you read what bambamdabomb answered with... that is part of the bible that specifically prohibits what you're talking about. So which do you believe, what bamb responded with that is directly from the bible, or are you sticking to yours. Araea, I'm not trying to give you a hard time, I promise... just probing your mind to keep it thinking.
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(I appreciate that last part.) but i also dont trust the original catholic priests to have kept the original form of the bible the way God intended it to be read. In the earlier times, they were the only ones allowed to hold the bible, and the only ones who were wealthy enough to learn the language to read it. and there are many versions of the bible. which one is bomb reading from?
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Honestly I have no idea which bomb is reading from, but it does sound like you've at least done some research. I'll stop probing now :)
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... actually, the Catholics are merely one sect of Christianity. And yes, both they and the Protestants selected which early scrolls/teachings to include based on political motives. But I'm guessing all religious texts have that issue.
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It comes down to whether or not you take what is writen in the bible literally. (The literal term of something would support your beliefs from above.) The bible is written in parables, so many different meanings can be taken from each verse. For instance, "Thou shalt not believe in any other god before me." Literally states that your beliefs are wrong, when I read that however, I see admittance of the possibility of other gods.
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@AraeaMae....that is one of the problems I have with the bible today so I understand your asking your question....I have made my decision but will keep an open mind to any and all other information that can help me understand better what exactly what my belief is....if I had to say I am a cross between Deist and a Theocratic Agnostic....if that is possible ?
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snafubar ... nope, not possible.

But it doesn't have to be, because Theocratic Agnostic says you can't know the existence of god ... so you can't know if there is a single god, or multiple.
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all I can say is I believe what I believe.....not what someone tells me I should or a book written by who knows who says I should
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I think what Walt was getting at is that what you believe can't fit the definition of a cross between Deist and Theocratic Agnostic.... I think. It doesn't mean that you can't believe what you believe, just that it doesn't fit the term.
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nw...it's easy for any believer to get caught up into so many other beliefs out there...for they are vast. You can take things from other religions and call it good without having to worship it. Example: Humanism or New Age may be into angels, nature, etc. etc. But they put their emphasis on them. (in which making them their gods) Whereas, as a christian, we know that there are angels and are created beings and God also made nature, but we put the emphasis on it being God's creation. Also, we can enjoy the rainbow but as it turns out, homosexuals use the rainbow symbol as their symbol. Can we not use that symbol anymore? Why not? God created it in the first place. :) But, if you are not well rooted and grounded in the word of God it can be dangerous to be nibbling in other religions or wichcrafts. It's probably not wise for you.
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Have faith brother.. John 3:16

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Amen
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How is what you believe "more."? I mean as. Christian I'm allowed to think.

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I believe everything in the bible, but i also believe most things in the pagan/wiccan religions. but i dont think witchcraft is wrong, just sorcery.is it even possible to call myself christian? is this wrong?
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I'm guessing you are still exploring. Its not like you have to decide this moment you have to decide. The button line is those things are not comparable. I'm sure you will sort out your beliefs in time.
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Arae, the thing that is wrong about witchcraft is that it is putting a "will" on something or someone else outside of God. You are causing something to happen on "your" terms not Gods. Scripture says to seek Him first.
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I definitely do not interfere with free will. it is there for a reason.
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Free will IS there for a reason. However it's not open ended. Example: GOD gives you free will. You decide to kill someone. That does not fit into the free will that GOD gave you.
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“When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire [an ancient occult practice], or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination [detestable] to the LORD…”
—Deuteronomy 18:9-12

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It's far from propaganda. ?
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and there are so many versions of the bible. which one are you reading from, bambamdabomb?
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propaganda = the spreading of specific ideas which can help one cause or be harmful to another cause....yeah sounds like propaganda to me
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sounds like it but it IS the bible. their main point is to spread it
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spreading it doesn't make it the truth....just make it propaganda
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True, very true.
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You got your anwsers in the bible...,jesus will reveal to you wats right n wats wrong....who has the truth n who doesn't............

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Christian Is a label that is put on people that believe and fallow in the teachings of Christ. I would consider you a Christian because you believe in his teachings but I think you are putting too much focus on the word. It is up to you what you believe in not what people want to label you as.

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The difference between Pagan religions and Abrahamic religions is that in Abrahamic religions, God is materially different than any other thing. Pagans tend to worship parts of creation, or sometimes they will worship gods who are creators, but are somehow materially the same as creation. These two viewpoints are completely antithetical. However, there can be parts of Pagan religion that are not contrary to Christianity. Finding similarities between religions and figuring out how Christ fulfills all the truths within those religions is the ideal role of a Christian evangelist.

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Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. James 1:8 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only." Matthew 4:10 You cannot serve two masters.

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Well,you believe in your religion and only yours "do not believe in any gods except for Jesus Christ"is in the bible.keep praying on your religion and you'll be fine.

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Personally, I find that Christianity and Paganism are rather incompatible (word is GOD is a jealous God, so it would make it difficult at best to worship anyone else and Him at the same time), however there are some people who have found a way to make it work. I would suggest checking out the book ChristoPaganism by Joyce and River Higginbotham.

You may want to check out Christian Gnosticism as well...

http://www.soulgazer.iamlight.info/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=89ab8d5bfd401c16086d4c265a5bf2ea&topic=378.msg1398#new

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my answer is under nwarguy.
And..I'm basically saying the same thing as garrett above. (except I ended it by adding my own advise)

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