Originally posted by JakeChess Why should I be a Christian over any other faith?
Assuming that it's the predominant religious faith in the community in which you live, which would perhaps make professing the same faith easy, convenient and even socially enabling/empowering, reasons to become a Christian - if you held the beliefs sincerely - would perhaps include comfort and solace at certain times, community spirit and solidarity, a sense of purpose and meaning, a set of rules or values which might help to make you live your life in a morally sound way, and your belief in an afterlife might help you to come to terms with the inevitability of your own death (and the deaths of people dear to you).
Originally posted by JakeChess Why not any other religion? What do they think a good Christian is?
I'd say that if you were here living in the neighbourhood I live in, and you wanted to adopt a religion, you'd probably be best off choosing Islam. Religion can work wonders for community spirit and community identity. But the things I mentioned in my previous post would still mostly apply if you lived here but chose Christianity. There are quite a few Christian families living in my street and neighbouring streets.
Originally posted by JakeChess I don't have the desire to follow it. I just want some insight to why Christians are Christians. Why not any other religion? What do they think a good Christian is? It's all a matter of curiosity.
No such thing as a good Christian. Only God is good. We are Christians because he chose us we did not chose him. He first chose us.
Originally posted by JS357 There seem to be two questions here. They constitute, imo, the thread title.
Why should I act as a Christian acts?
Why should I believe as a Christian believes?
That's for who to say whose a Christian and how a Christian acts? Neither of those has Jesus as the only focal point that matters. If you wish to keep the full focus on man not God matters, who cares? You may as well talk about joining some social club!