Originally Posted by Commander
I understand your point, however, if you do a search for "basic christian doctrine" or something along those lines, you will see that there are foundamentals that Christians agree on, otherwise they are not Christians. There are of course many secondary issues that Christians are free to disagree upon (and do).
I’m sure this will not help our friend here, but I will have to disagree with your assessment of what a Christian is. I have heard many people come up with different definitions on what a Christian really is, but no one ever quotes the Bible when doing so. The Bible clearly states what the definition of a Christian is in Romans 8:9 . . . “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” Paul tells us that a Christian is one who has the Holy Spirit dwelling in him.
Now I know some of the fundamental doctrines that most claim as “Christian” to be contrary to the Bible, which is why I liked your original advice of prayer and bible study.
"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." - Matthew 24:35
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." - Galations 5:22-23