Unfortunately, it's all too often a case of 'Christian see, Christian do'. The very same way a child will pretend to enjoy an activity or food selection that their family or friends are partaking in. A virtual bandwagoned tornado of blissful ignorance and socialization is the result. Leaving destruction, blind stupidity, malformed morality, and whining religious fundamentalism in it's wake.
most people are too busy to read the Bible. They just accept the religion they were born into. others may also say they're christian after some ideas about christianity. its not like signing a contract- they just accept it ; there is no harm.
Because they are ignorant. The christian is the religion. "Orthodox", Catholic, and others, are just an organization. The christian is the thru religion, this mean that you have to love the creator and his creation. All the people, all creation
What would you define as read the bible. Do you mean all of it. Because its not important to read all of it it's just a personal choice that most everyone should take up. However I know alot but read little. There's verses for reading it and others for listening to it. I myself have read more of the bible than every other book combined and I still haven't read much... I'm not a big fan of reading. However it's not a matter of how much you've read or heard it a matter of how much you've applied to your life because of your Love for Jesus.
I claim to be christian.i don't read much of the bible but i claim I'm christian because i believe in a god.my god isn't like the one in the bible though.example is he thinks ok to be gay.i guess i claim th be a christian because that's the god i know from childhood and partly because i don't know much about other religiouns to pit a proper name to the god i believe in.
You don't have to read it you only need a relationship with god through Christ Jesus lord and savior but if you don't believe why is it the only type questions you ask you sure are curios maybe the old devil him self has spooked you
While we should read the Bible its not a requirement for Christianity. Those of us who are able to do so have no exvuse not to do so. BUT the one and only requirement is to believe in and follow God/Christ. This can occure when someone tells a person about God. Those who cant read, are mentally or physically incapable of reading or have no access to a Bible or one in their language or are too young to understand the Bible, can obviously still become Christians. The early christians didnt HAVE a full bible like we do now and most of them couldnt read anyhow. They went to meets and listened to people talk about God instead. In this world now there are many Christians who cannot read or do not have access to a Bible. That does not mean they arent Christian. Your western upper class educated arrogance in this question is one of those dangers we Christians must be aware of. Yes reading the Bible is important but its a LONG ways from being a requirement for knowing God. There are ways to know Him without ever laying eyes or hands on a Bible. WE are one of those ways, which is why God told us to minister to all nations, to reach and teach all those about God who may or may not ever have access to a Bible. I became a Christian at age five, i know that beyond any doubt, yet i couldnt read much beyond 'See Jane run, see Spot run' at that age. There werent easy read childrens Bibles at that time. But I still asked God to be part of my life at that time and He did so. Didnt read the Bible myself until quite a few years later.
I don't think a Christian needs to read the Bible. A Christian is a person who believes in god and believes Jesus died for their sins, so they follow Jesus and worship him. I don't think this requires a Bible, although this is exactly where the idea of Jesus came up from: the Bible. No other sources.
You are describing an oddity which is also true of Americans having not read their own Constitution. Or owners of a TV or car not having read their owners manual. We want to drive, not read; we want to vote, not teach; we want to watch TV, not read boring parts. So sometimes, we just jump into the doing of something without reading all about it, like how I played Monopoly as a kid without reading the instructions.
Because the vast majority of people in the world believe whatever they were raised to believe.
Recent studies have shown that only around 10% of American Christians have read the entire bible, yet around 60% of American atheists have. Honestly reading the bible thoroughly is one of the best ways to deconvert.
They're too lazy to or just aren't interested. Reading the bible is not a requirement for christians. Most believe just because they've been raised to believe it or they just assume christianity is true because there are so many of them here.
Romans 1:20..... 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.......... John 3:16..... 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. WE CANT SEE THE WIND BUT WE FEEL IT AND ACCEPT THAT IT IS THERE JUST LIKE GOD AND FAITH.
The bible is not a contract, it is a love letter from God. And simply hearing from some one else, the love letter God gave us, The Lord will work through that. Do you really think that someone who has never read the bible, to just wake up one morning and decide they want to read it? Without, at least, ever hearing about from someone else? Of coarse not. Also, Christians. Be not only hearers of the word but doers also. God said to go out and do the job we were told to do. Telling others of Christ.