What is Christianity about? Rules? Church? How about partying!!! Could it possibly be true?
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Ecclesiastes 4:9 – 12 (NIV)
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
10 If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Luke 15:1 – 10 (NIV)
1Now the tax collectors and ?sinners? were all gathering around to hear him. 2But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, ?This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.?
3Then Jesus told them this parable: 4?Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ?Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.? 7I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
8?Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ?Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.? 10In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.?
Philippians 4:4 – 8 (NIV)
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable?if anything is excellent or praiseworthy?think about such things.
John 8:36 (NIV)
36So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.