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Why we should call ourselves Christians

Marcello Pera

Why we should call ourselves Christians

the religious roots of free societies

by Marcello Pera

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Published by Encounter Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Apologetics,
  • Christianity and politics,
  • Catholic Church,
  • Liberalism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

    Statementby Marcello Pera ; translated by Linda Lappin
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBX1396.2 .P4713 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24896270M
    ISBN 101594035644
    ISBN 109781594035647
    LC Control Number2011024453

      Christian writing, in this sense, embraces the spirit of 2 Corinthians “What we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’s sake.” God breathed out his words for us in Scripture that we may be “equipped for every good work ” (2 Timothy ). This is usually put forth very authoritatively in an effort to get us to call ourselves something other than Christians. Granted, a lot of the antipathy toward using that title is due to the false teachings within mainstream Christianity, but we really need to look at what the word means and if the New Testament authors really did treat this.

    And as we must look upon ourselves as Christians, and carry ourselves accordingly, so we must look upon others as Christians, and carry ourselves towards them accordingly. A Christian, though not in every thing of our mind, should be loved and respected for his sake whose name he bears, because he belongs to Christ. [6.]. The verse says “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” When a person makes bad, destructive choices, it not only has an impact on their own lives, but.

      Why We Cannot Forgive Ourselves,Eric Davis - Read more about spiritual life growth, Christian living, and faith. Dozens of books have been written on the topic of .   The pagans in the book of Acts 11 at Antioch were the first to call the apostles "Christians" and then it was used in a derogatory terms, because the apostles didn't follow the the ways of the pagan world commercially.


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The intellectual and political elite of the West is nowadays taking for granted that religion, in particular Christianity, is a cultural vestige, a primitive form of knowledge, a consolation for th. I think all of us “Christians” should stop referring to ourselves as “Christians.” Nor should we ask other people if they are a “Christian.” I have two lines of reasoning for why we should stop saying we’re Christians.

They were first called Christians in. Servants of Christ should not call themselves Christians, since this would imply that we are not from the Kingdom of God. Just like someone in Asia would not call themselves ‘Asians’, those living in Christ should not call themselves ‘Christians,’ because it would give the impression to others that you are from a different kingdom.

Servants of Christ should not call themselves Christians, since this would imply that we are not from the Kingdom of God. Just like someone in Asia would not call themselves ‘Asians’, those living in Christ should not call themselves ‘Christians,’ because it would give the impression to others that you are from a different kingdom.

The point is, until this time, believers were not called Christians. And if we were to call on the law of first mention, we would again conclude that Christian is a term used by the unbelievers, not the disciples themselves.

The Term ‘Christian’ Catches On “Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.” Acts. Why We Should Call Ourselves Christians: The Religious Roots of Free Societies David Conway In this brief, brave, but ultimately unsuccessfully argued book, the political philosopher, and former president of the Italian Senate, Marcello Pera offers westerners reasons why they should consider themselves Christians even when, like he, they do not.

The book’s last line is perhaps its most important: “To conclude, we should, we must call ourselves Christians.” Believers and non-believers alike, take heed of this worthy advice. Believers and non-believers alike, take heed of this worthy advice. Marcello Pera, a philosopher and former president of the Italian Senate, helps us understand the longer view behind these complexities in his new book, Why We Should Call Ourselves Christian: The Religious Roots of Free Societies.

Pera describes himself as a non-believer, so his book may surprise some readers. Written from a secular and liberal, but not anti-Christian, point of view, this book explains why the Christian culture is still the best antidote to the crisis and decline of the West.

Pera proposes that we should call ourselves Christians if we want to maintain our liberal freedoms, to embark on such projects as the political unification of.

Marcello Pera, a philosopher and former president of the Italian Senate, helps us understand the longer view behind these complexities in his new book, Why We Should Call Ourselves Christian: The Religious Roots of Free describes himself as a non-believer, so his book may surprise some readers.

Should we call ourselves Christian. Barnabas sought Paul, “And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.” (Acts ) Who Called them this.

Liberalism, the secular equation, and the question of Christianity: Liberalism at the crossroads -- The apostasy of Christianity -- The secular question -- Liberalism and the anticlericalism -- In the name of the fathers -- Why liberals should call themselves Christians -- Should we call or can we help calling ourselves Christians.

One thing ties them together: We have been assuming for ourselves the right to do the things that belong to God. We want to determine the beginning of life: Which children should come to birth and which should not see the light of day.

We want to make gender a matter of personal choice. J_Nonymous:The sign of the cross is the sign of the who openly declared themselves as Christians, were Fed to the Lions in the Amphitheaters of Pagan ing the conversion of Rome it became known that the followers of Jesus Christ called themselves will know we are christians by our love,The love is what binds us.

Here are four Biblical points that every Christian should know about humility. 1. Humility means submission, but not groveling. Humility and submission go hand in hand. God’s Word tells us that, as Christians, we are to submit to one another in lowliness of mind. “Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders.

Second, we are simply too aware of our own sins, individually and collectively, to think of ourselves as anything but sinners.

We know we have sinned terribly against the Lord. We know that we still fall short of His glory. Thus, we think of ourselves as sinners.

We call ourselves sinners because we know that is what we have always been. 1. We should be holy because our Father is also our Judge. This is actually a mixed motivator. The fact that we call upon God as our Father is a wonderful thing, picturing the best of any earthly father-child relationship and raising it far above that.

It means that we are His children, the objects of His special love.