I am not going to judge whether you were true or false Christian, because I don't even know you. Only God knows.
No, God doesn’t since God is imaginary. I do challenge you to prove it exists. I have no time for vague claims.
I did notice that you didn’t bother with answering my two questions in my post. It doesn’t surprise me but I’ll give you another chance: And getting back to those prayers, I prayed a lot to keep my faith. And I got nothing. Not a peep from this god. No revelation like Thomas, nothing. If this god is all Christians say, that it wants all people to beleive in it, to worship it, that it Loves everyone, why would this happen?
But it seemed much more likely that this god didn’t exist just as Odin or Zeus or Amon-Re didn’t exist. There was no evidence for them so why think that any of these nonsensical claims were true, even if they were from people I trusted?
I’ll satisfy your curiosity. However, I’m guessing you are simply fishing for what you “pray” to be an answer you want and thus will declare if I was a TrueChristian or not. That’s what all of the questions point to, all what I’ve seen you declare as what a TrueChristian is. I’ve satisfied other Christians in their curiosity about me and my opinions, and not to surprisingly, they run away when they don’t get the answers they want. I’ll answer yours and then I want you to answer your own questions. Then we can see your version of Christianity.
1)what did you think the whole bible was telling you when you were "believing"?
that God sent JC down to save us from sin. One must accept JC as savior to be saved.
2)what was your first reaction when you heard son of god died for you? how did it feel?
He didn’t die, that’s the problem. I had no caring about a god that sacrificed itself to itself. I found no sadness in this at all since there was no true loss. It seemed that it simply had to be done that way, like any magic spell. When I was losing my faith, I wondered about the point of this and the fairness of it. However, since he really didn’t die, something that even me as a child could understand, it didn’t bother me.
3)what did you think the purpose of existence of bible
To spread a religion through the retelling of events of supposedly real people and to serve as a guide to what God wants us to do.
4)The bible says "going to church, serving communion, teaching bible, praying really hard" does not make one "Christian" then what would you say to that?
Ah, there we go, the judgement that you so desperately wanted to make. Unfortuantely for you, that is not the case. The bible says that one must believe in God and Jesus. I did, and I did all of those other things because of that. The bible says that various things make one a Christian. Those verses that your handle comes from. Then we have that works count, and then that they don’t, that the only thing that makes a Christians is God’s whim, his “grace” given to only those he wants to give it too, no matter what belief or what actions people take. You might want to discuss your version of Christianity with ddavis who is certain that there is only predestination. In that your god is fond of competitions, we should have a who is the TrueChristian with the competing altars like God supposedly did once before.
oh and this is nonsense:
Atheists are atheist because they don't want to believe, not because they want to sin.
No this isn’t true at all. I don’t believe anymore since there is no reason to believe. Your god is as imaginary as all of the others. You make up your own religion to match your personal beliefs. I do find it amusing when you claim now that you can “spot false Christians” when you so piously said before that “only god knows”. What a hypocrite. I’ll ask you, John, why you “just don’t believe” in Allah, Tezcatlipoca, Amon-Ra, etc?
like velkin was saying she prayed so hard to god to keep her faith is incorrect.
saved one can pray to god to strengthen his/her faith is more appropriate.
Yep, that’s exactly how I prayed. Please God, help me keep my faith. Means the same as “strengthen” in this context. I was “losing” my faith, I still had it but it was diminishing. Nice try though, attempting to use the good ol’ “you weren’t doing it right” excuse common to so many Christians.