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Hello Demonstomper

First I must say, I appreciate your debating style. You are neither judgmental, hostile, or belligerent towards those of us who disagree with you on religious matters. If I were to accept a religion (which will never happen) it would be from someone like you who lacks the hostility belligerence some of the other Christians on this site exhibit. With that said, there was a point you made that caused a little confusion to me. first you said:

Being a true believer and follower of Christ goes far beyond the dogmas, doctrines, rituals, customs, rules and regulations of Christianity as an organized religion. It is about having a personal relationship with Christ and being made righteous through His sacrifice

Now this gave me the impression that Christianity is not the goal, that having a relationship with Christ is. But next you said:

Attending church does not make a person a Christian; praying does not make a person a Christian; reading the Bible does not make a person a Christian. Believing, accepting, following and remaining in Christ is what makes a person a true Christian

Now this statement gives me the impression that having a relationship with Christ is what makes a person a Christian. I am a little confused as to the point you are trying to make, is the goal Christianity? A relationship with Christ? Or are they the same? Just curious!

Peace

Ken

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