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Although I presume this question will be closed, I'll answer anyway. A Christian who converts to any other religion, whether Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, etc., is considered a heretic and anathema. With respect to Muslims: while they confess Yeshu'a to be the Messiah (e.g., Sūratu Āli ʿImrān, āyah 45), they deny his 1) crucifixion, 2) atonement, 3) death, and ...


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You must confess all mortal sins that you're aware of and any venial sins you feel compelled to confess. You are not absolved of any mortal sins you withhold, and intentionally withholding mortal sins not only invalidates the whole confession, but is a mortal sin itself. (catholic.com) And, if left in a state of mortal sin, you're expected not to receiving ...


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It is the Engel Scale. Originally it went from -8 "Awareness of supreme being, no knowledge of Gospel" to +5 "Stewardship" but now it is often shown as going from -10 to +10 (see eg Bill Hybel's Just Walk Across The Room). A quick Google search will reveal multiple variations, see eg this YWAM variant:


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What is described in this link does seem to me to be a model for becoming a Christian but a means of describing where someone is on the spectrum of belief/faith. In particular, this document seems to employ the scale as a means of comparing some beliefs of different Christian groups. I don't think a model such as you're describing exists. To use a ...


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From 2000-2008: Over these nine years, the Catholic presence in the world has grown from 1.045 billion in 2000 to 1.166 billion in 2008, an increase of 11.54%. Considering the statistics in detail, numbers in Africa grew by 33%, in Europe they remained generally stable (an increase of 1.17%), while in Asia they increased by 15.61%, in Oceania by 11.39% ...


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In his book "Mere Christianity" he indicates that Christianity is one step in a sort of religious evolutionary system. In his mind the thing after Christianity won't be constrained by religious divisions or Dogmas. This is one obvious reason he wasn't interested in becoming Catholic. The evolution is approximately: Paganism->Christianity->Something ...


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I liked David's answer and +1'd it. He talks about one working motive and he is absolutely right in that regard - because a Christian cares about the one they are witnessing to - that's the answer in the Penn Jillette perspective basically. I don't necessarily see a problem with those answers, and when I share with someone, it is out of a motive of love for ...


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Just thought I'd muddy the waters by bringing to light something referencing being born again that is at least as old as the reformation. Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that the splendor of Thy brightness may shine forth upon us, and the light of Thy light may, by the illumination of the Holy Ghost, confirm the hearts of those who have been born ...



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