Christianity


Christianity (from the Ancient Greek word Χριστός, Christos, a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", together with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas) is an Abrahamic, monotheistic[2] religion based on the life and oral teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with about 2.2 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus has a "unique significance" in the world.[9] Most Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and fully human, and the saviour of humanity whose coming was prophesied in the Old Testament. Consequently, Christians refer to Jesus as Christ or the Messiah. (Wikipedia)


Jesus loves you!

Jesus loves you Jesus loves you

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The Earthly Paradise (Garden of Eden)

The Earthly Paradise (Garden of Eden)
The Earthly Paradise (Garden of Eden) - Oil on panel
Left panel of The Garden of Earthly Delights (between 1480 and 1505) by Hieronymus Bosch
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The Garden of Earthly Delights

The Earthly Paradise (Garden of Eden)
The Garden of Earthly Delights, Oil on panel, Height: 220 cm (86.6 in). Width: 390 cm (153.5 in).
(between 1480 and 1505) by Hieronymus Bosch
Museo del Prado, Madrid
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The church is full of hypocrites you say?

The church is full of hypocrites

Yep, and think about it, we are all hypocrites at one time or another. Church is the perfect place for all sinners.

“A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.”

“A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.”

“A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.” -- Dear Abby, the advice column founded in 1956 by Pauline Phillips under the pen name "Abigail Van Buren".

 

 

Funny Christians

A touch of joke from Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen starts each one of his sermons with a joke.


Jesus, Satan, and Computers

One day Jesus and Satan were having a contest to see who was better with computers.
After six hours of making spreadsheets, designing web page, a thunderstorm knocked the power out.
When they rebooted their computers Satan started screaming, “It’s all lost. All my material is gone”. While Jesus quietly printed his out and turned it in.
Satan complained, “It’s not fair. He must have cheated. How comes he didn’t lose his work.”.
God smiled and said, “Jesus saves.”


Christian bear

A man was being chased by a bear, and the bear cornered the man and the man prayed, "Dear God, please make this bear a christian bear.
So God did as he said and the bear mmediately stopped, knelled and said, “Dear God, please bless this food I am about to eat".


Hearing aids

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years.
He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.
The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.
The gentleman replied, Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!

Joel Osteen's Jokes in Video


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Joel Osteen Jokes Part 2.


 

 

The Pope’s Surprise

Many years ago, a beloved Pope died and went to heaven. Saint Peter greeted him in a firm embrace. "Welcome your holiness, your dedication and unselfishness in serving your fellow man during your life has earned you great stature in heaven. You may pass through the gates without delay and are granted free access to all parts of heaven."
St. Peter continued: "You are also granted an open-door policy and may, at your own discretion, meet with any heavenly leader including the Father, without prior appointment. Is there anything which your holiness desires?"
"Well, yes," the Pope replied. "I have often pondered some of the mysteries which have puzzled and confounded theologians through the ages. Are there perhaps any transcripts which recorded the actual conversations between God and the prophets of old? I would love to see what was actually said, without the dimming of memories over time."
St. Peter immediately ushered the Pope to the heavenly library and explained how to retrieve the various documents. The Pope was thrilled and settled down to review the history of humanity's relationship with God.
Two years later, a scream of anguish pierced the quiet of the library. Immediately several of the saints and angels came running.
They found the Pope pointing to a single word on a parchment, repeating over and over: "There's an 'R'. There's an 'R.' There's an 'R'... It's CELIBRATE, not celibate!"




Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

A Victor was out playing golf with his good friend John. After a few holes John was getting frustrated as he was not that good a golfer. 
Finally  when  he  missed an easy putt he blurted out, "Damn, I missed the bugger!".
The Victor said, "Now John, you must be careful as God may punish you if you say that again." 
On the next hole the Victor stand close to John offering quiet support. As John missed an even easier putt he shouted "Damn, I missed the bugger!"
Suddenly, there was a large clapp of thunder and a lightning bolt pierced the air and killed the Victor.
And a voice from the sky said, "Damn, I missed the bugger!"




A flash flood swept over an area, stranding a man in his house. As the water rose, a rescue team came by in a boat.
"Get  in," the rescuers said. "We'll take you to safety. "No," said  the man. "I have faith in the Lord. He will save me."
The rains continued and soon the man was forced up onto his roof to avoid drowning. Soon, another boat came by. "Sir, please get in," the rescuers in this boat said. "The waters are rising. We'll take you to safety. "No," said the man again. "I have faith in the Lord. He will save me."
The boat left, and soon the man was barely able to keep his head  bove the water. The water became rougher and a helicopter was dispatched to save the man. "We'll lower a rope. Get in the copter!" yelled the rescuers from above. "The water shows no sign of abating. You're sure to drown!" Once again, the man refused. "I have faith in the Lord," he said calmly. "He will save me."
Eventually, the man did, in fact, drown. When he got to heaven, he saw the Lord and approached him. "What happened?" asked the man. I had faith that you would save me from drowning. Why didn't you?"
"Hey," replied the Lord. "I sent two boats and a helicopter. What else did you want?"


The List

This fella passed away, and arrives at the Pearly Gates, and St. Peter is waiting there to check him in. The guy questions St. Peter as to how he determines who gets in and who doesn't.

"Frankly," St. Peter replies, "we rely a lot on the list we get from Santa Claus."




The Church

Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car.




Plus sign

Johnny was having trouble in math, so his parents sent him to catholic private school. On the first day he came rushing back home and started working furiously on his math. He did the same after supper.
His mother was impressed and commented to him, "Wow, Johnny, you're really working hard!"
Johnny looked up and said, "Well, when I went in there and saw that guy nailed to the plus sign, I just knew they weren't messing around."    




Sinless

Jesus Christ walks up to an angry mob that is stoning a harlot.
He steps into the fray and calls out in a commanding voice: "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
Shamefaced, the crowd stops and begins to slink away. Suddenly, a woman shrieks, "Stone her!", and the mob starts again with the frenzied stoning.
Christ, chagrined, goes to the woman and says: "Damn it, Mom, I hate it when you do that.."