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I could be wrong, but it seems that people are confusing obedience and faith as terms. For me, faith and obedience are two separate parts of a relationship with God. Obedience is following what we beleive God is asking us to do. Faith is believing that God exists, even though he operates within our lives in a non-scientifically provable fashion. As I see ...


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Relationship with God is generally understood as being the most important thing we can hope for in all the Christian circles I am familiar with (a wide variety of Protestant denominations and movements. Often a simplistic view of the Gospel focuses on the negative, avoiding condemnation. Even here, the most consistent view of being condemned is that it means ...


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Al-Hallaj was a sufi mystic from ~900 years after the time of Jesus. He was enamored of the Jesus he knew of, but his own sources and influence were primarily Islamic and his idea of who Jesus was matches the non-divine prophet of Islamic teaching rather that the divine savior of Christianity. He tried to live after the pattern of the stories he had and used ...



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