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Is there an appropriate response to "Jesus Loves You"?

'God bless you' is the most common courteous response I can think of. Or more simply : Bless you. Wikipedia comments on both varieties as does the Cambridge Dictionary and the Oxford English ...
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Is there an appropriate response to "Jesus Loves You"?

I guess if I was in Italy and someone said "Jesus loves you" in Latin, I might reply "et tu frater" or "et tu sorror". Don't know if I could get away with "Jesus te amo" or if that would give out the ...
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Is there an appropriate response to "Jesus Loves You"?

This calls for a rapid, pithy, meaningful, unambiguous (choose any four) response as the truck begins to recede into the distance :-)! I suggest a loud immediate "Hallelujah!" Arm raised in air / "...
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How is it possible to be a "cultural Christian" without being Christian?

This is a very astute question. One is either a Christian or one is not. 'Cultural Christianity' is somewhat of a misnomer. If you don't mind my saying, it sounds like you were a 'cultural ...
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Why is Christianity fixated on ancient Israeli culture? Is such a 'spacetime-lock' evidence of falsehood?

Christianity isn't fixated on ancient Israelite culture, Christianity is fixated on the history of God's dealings with his people. You won't find in the Bible: Ancient Israelite sports Ancient ...
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Paying respects during grace, benediction, etc. as a non-Christian?

While there may be some differences in how some particular Christian groups respond in such a situation, it's safe to say that the vast majority will not be offended by what you're doing. Bowing your ...
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What internal evidence supports the historicity of Abraham?

With regard to evidence for events and places and customs described in Genesis, I found two articles that shed light on the journey of Abram and his family clan, Terah. Thousands of tablets have been ...
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Is there an appropriate response to "Jesus Loves You"?

While I haven't had this particular experience, I'm pretty sure that an average person who attends my church would be likely to respond with "Amen." My church isn't very ritualized, though, so a ...
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Is there an appropriate response to "Jesus Loves You"?

Is there an appropriate response to “Jesus Loves You”? One either returns with another such compliment or one increases the value return so to speak. One could respond as such: Jesus loves you ...
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What internal evidence supports the historicity of Abraham?

Internal evidence from the New Testament This is a Christian site, so a Christian defense for the historicity of Abraham can be based on what Jesus or the apostles say about Abraham. If Jesus / the ...
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Is the Tamil name Savari derived from the name Xavier?

Is the Tamil name Savari derived from the name Xavier? It appears that the Tamil name Savari is not a Christian name and is unrelated to Xavier, after St. Francis Xavier. The given name Xavier is a ...
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How is it possible to be a "cultural Christian" without being Christian?

According to this article cultural Christians are: non-religious or non-practicing Christians who received Christian values and appreciate Christian culture. As such, these individuals usually ...
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How is it possible to be a "cultural Christian" without being Christian?

James 2:19 ESV You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! A 'cultural Christian', due to the culture and religion in which they may happen to have been born and ...
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How is it possible to be a "cultural Christian" without being Christian?

It's easy, this is the wide gate that goes to Hell. But I will nitpick one thing Christianity is centered around belief. This is not true, Read Pope Benedict in Deus Caritas Est explains it better ...
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Is it wrong for a Christian to prefer (within the body of Christ) a marriage partner of a race different than his own?

The question is based on the assumption that race exists. Biblical terminology for race has been used to classify human races, based on proposed Biblical lineage from the Table of Nations in Genesis ...
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Was it culturally acceptable for the sinful woman to enter the Pharisee's house to see Jesus?

Many of the homes of the time had a courtyard around which were situated various rooms. The courtyard was used for cooking and eating. In John McCray's book Archaeology and the New Testament, he has ...
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Does the Bible ever mention class systems?

There are no requirements in the New Testament for the establishment of or abolishment of socio-economic classes, so to the most basic aspect of your question, they can exist or not. There are a ...
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Does being a Christian necessitate a belief in the supernatural?

Yes! It is written, “Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people.” (Revelation 14:6, ...
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What internal evidence supports the historicity of Abraham?

Embarrassing details: Abraham lied twice to two kings about Sarah being his sister. Gen 12 and Gen 20. Gen 20 Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the Negev, and settled between ...
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How is it possible to be a "cultural Christian" without being Christian?

I am confused as to what is meant by ‘a cultural Christian’. I have never heard of this before. But only yesterday I heard for the first time the phrase “Moral Therapeutic Deism”, which was first ...
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Most reliable sources telling whether movies are true to the Christian faith?

A few decades ago I relied on the excellent but now discontinued USCCB Movie Reviews. I highly recommend those reviews, which were professionally written as by a newspaper movie critic. For newer ...
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How did Christian Death Metal arise?

How did Christian Death Metal arise? Christian metal, white metal, Jesus metal or heavenly metal emerged in the late 1970s as a means of evangelization to the wider heavy metal music scene and was ...
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Is the Tamil name Savari derived from the name Xavier?

In Southern India which traces Christianity to the time of St. Thomas the Apostle (who is believed to have reached India in AD 52) and to the missionaries including those from Portugal and Spain, ...
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Was it culturally acceptable for the sinful woman to enter the Pharisee's house to see Jesus?

Maybe I cannot address exactly your questions, but some point to consider: The woman was not a strange in that house Simon, the pharisee known her; Wasn't obvious that she was a sinner This because ...
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Why are Catholics singled out from "Christians"?

Just to add a point neglected in the other answers. Though Catholics clearly acknowledge that they are Christian (i.e., believing that Jesus is God), some Catholics might exclude themselves from ...
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What is the modern argument against obligatory head coverings?

1 Corinthians 11 was basically church protocol in terms of gender-specific outfit (vv. 2-16) and conduction of the Lord's supper (vv. 17-34). These are steeped in the cultural practices of Corinth. ...
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